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Paris - Don't Stop the Movement

By Lulu McAllister, XLR8R


"Don't Stop the Movement," off of Bay Area rapper and activist Paris' forthcoming album, Acid Reflex, touches on issues of black-on-black crime, police brutality, war, politics, and negative influences in the entertainment industry. The style of his video combines the 3D-animated anarchy of Grand Theft Auto with the urgency of a breaking news report from "FOXSNBCNN" news channel. Within this framework, a montage interweaves real footage of soldiers and starving children with spoofs of generalized rapper stereotypes (including a clock-adorned Flavor Flav look-alike). Over these clips, bold phrases mirror a condemnatory speech playing over the funky track. With this complicated audio-visual collage and his honest vocal delivery, Paris effectively captures the apocalypse that is now.

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