Baltimore-bred, Los Angeles-based emcee E Major presents the self-directed music video to â€œOutrageousâ€, the 3rd leak from his upcoming album Baltimore Bruin. Coming on the heels of his videos forÂ “Feature Presentation”Â (watch here) andÂ “Zodiac Freestyle”Â (watch here), “Outrageous” utilizes “Movie Finale,” a beat by California producer Madlib which appeared on his Beat Konducta In India project and was also used by Mos Def for his song “Auditorium.” “My wifeâ€™s family is from India and Iâ€™ve been there three times,” says E of the video. “It was just the perfect thing to shoot while on one of my trips there. I was able to rope a bunch of family members into helping me out and we hired the auto rickshaw driver and we went guerrilla style around the city of Cochin. The video is more about the feeling of the track than any of the content. I was trying to capture what itâ€™s like to be in a totally different world like India.”
A challenging beat like the one for this track “Grinding Hard” can easily be messed up by any MC, even those with some skill. However, a track like this in the very capable hands of Rome Cee and his cohorts in his new group The Pinch, turns into something different and special. Throughout the changes of the track and even the “four-on-the-floor” kicks that make an appearance, this still feels like some Hip Hop. It’s something that Kanye would aspire to do but hasn’t done well recently. Peep it out and let me know what you think.