Below is an excerpt from a Fader magazine article discussing the video:
“When I produced the track I pictured DOOM as a bunch of different Marvel characters,” Keith told The FADER over email. “Like two super heroic distinctive rappers with powers.” The clip’s director Kris Merc added a description of the video’s concept: “I wanted to capture something that felt like a visual pop travesty. I wanted it to visually speak to the legacy of the artists, and Afrofuturism mixed with comic book concepts. I’m a fan of the unseen, and I was obsessed with the idea of using DOOM’s mask and the iconography as a centralized point — as if time and space converged around these strange, sometimes magical tableaus and we were witnessing an ascension.”
Darville, Jordan. “Kool Keith And MF Doom’s “Super Hero” Video Is A Visual Pop Travesty.” Thefader.com. N.p., 20 Oct. 2016. Web. 20 Oct. 2016.
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List of videos in this episode:
Words of Wisdom by Matthew Silver and Rony Portillo
Flora by Aaron Michael; Hairsperiments and other animations by Mike “Beeple” Winkelmann
Beach Bums by the Great Nordic Sword Fights, score by Groundislava
Virtual reality haircut simulator footage by DigInfo
The Chronicles of Peen-Eye by Geoffrey Lillemon feat. Marian Mudder, robotics by Neil Mendoza
Hair Growth Experiment by David Birdsell
The Fly by Liam Lynch
“Ascension” music video by Charles Bergquist
robothair.mov by Bernardo Britto
Hairy Monsters by Gerald Zahn
“MeMime” in Haircut Store by Alan Resnick
Shake by Carli Davidson and Variable
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