One evening last summer I was walking through Union Square, in New York City, and I met some talented young artists called, The Dope Rebels. I listened to their demo and felt very inspired. Memories filled my mind from 90’s hip hop groups like Tribe Called Quest, Souls of Mischief, Mobb Deep; and all the great music videos I had seen growing up watching MTV.
Immediately I had an urge to make a throwback music video for Slyy Coop’s debut song the “The Jump Off”. I felt that they needed a vintage look to homage the great videos of hip hop past. With such passion and dedication from these new and up-and-coming artists, I shared their vision to bring their style of hip hop dedication to a larger audience.
The Jump Off
Director: Alex MacLean
Director of Photography: Chris Marino
Executive Producer: Stephen Wayne Mallett
Editor: Hayden Johnson
Production Company: Green Glow Films
Post Production: ROGUE
Grip & Electric: Handheld Films
Special thanks to: Jason Diamond, Josh Diamond, and David Kruta
Shot on Location in Jamaica Queens, NY