The world premiere of Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf’s first music video with George Clinton, “Phat Blunt,” sparks up a phat observe that bridges generations and genres. Watch it proper right here, proper now.
What occurs for those who combine a bit of rock-n-roll with a heaping teaspoon of soul, a touch of fiery automotive chases, and a splash of Kill Invoice? You get “Phat Blunt,” the brand new axes-and-action-flick music video by New York’s Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, that includes Grammy-winner and Rock-n-Roll Corridor of Famer George Clinton, the world’s first and solely Funkmaster Basic.
The “Phat Blunt” video begins with frontwoman Miss Velvet being kidnapped by gangsters in three-piece fits. Whereas Miss Velvet is held captive, the band’s keyboardist, co-writer, and producer — Constance Hauman — hits up George Clinton as he’s kicking it within the Caribbean. Together with his buddy in jeopardy, George places his trip on maintain to assist with Miss Velvet’s rescue. Hijinks instantly ensue with kung fu in kimonos, bike bandits, and an epic, neon-lit showdown in downtown Tokyo.
“After we first carried out ‘Phat Blunt’ in Las Vegas, George noticed us and did his well-known whistle — the whistle he makes when he loves one thing,” Hauman informed MERRY JANE. Later, the band gave him a recorded model of observe, sans his contribution, “and he couldn’t imagine how briskly we’d gotten it executed. So, we got here to New York, we went to Studio G in Brooklyn, and it was… simply superb to listen to him freestyle every little thing.”
“After we heard what George had laid down within the studio, and we began placing his voice to the music,” Hauman continued, “we knew that ‘Phat Blunt’ was the track we’re going to do a video for.” That’s when she reached out to the hip-hop visible maestro Gabriel “Video God” Hart, who had directed music movies for George Clinton prior to now.
Hart describes “Phat Blunt’s” fashionable, horn-driven diesel-fest as a “mini-movie.” The video was shot throughout 4 nations on three continents that Parliament-Funkadelic and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf just lately visited throughout their newest tour, which included the identical scenic detours by way of Japan, Hawaii, and Australia featured within the video.
“Making this video was just like making a track or an incredible jam session,” Hart wrote to MERRY JANE. To develop “Phat Blunt’s” video idea, Hart joined Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, George, and P-Funk throughout their newest month-long world tour.
“We had a obscure concept to start with, however I used to be requested to attend and develop the story as we traveled, to write down it as we performed off of the spontaneous inspiration of the epic places, of the audiences, and of getting the nice expertise of touring with George Clinton, who has impressed and touched us all,” Hart recounted. “As I bought to know the band, their diversified personalities, their relationships to one another and to George, the story revealed itself.”
Will Dr. Funkenstein attain Miss Velvet in time? Will there even be unhealthy guys left for George to sort out, or will Miss Velvet deal with her captors all on her personal? To search out out, strap your self into The Mothership, roll the phattest Backwoods blunt you’ll be able to, and blow some ultra-dank smoke clouds to the world premiere of “Phat Blunt.”
You may as well discover “Phat Blunt” on Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf’s sophomore launch, Feed the Wolf, produced and printed by Isotopia Data.
And for extra on George Clinton, revisit his visitor look on our 4:20 discuss present, “About That Time”: