Visualizer: 14 trapdoors – “Love” ft. DNTWATCHTV & Medusa (Prod. by Camoflauge Monk)
The Buffalo Rap Trio Release a Psychedelic Visualizer for the Latest Single From the Upcoming Eileen Album
“Buffalo rap trio 14 trapdoors (aka Short Moscato, Bendyface and Wza) have been leaving their mark on their local scene for over a year now.. They also strongly recall classic Def Jux stuff like El-P and Aesop Rock (both of whom they cite as influences), and fans of that stuff should definitely check these guys out.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“The self-produced track showcases the group vying their best to out rhyme each other over a minimalist, entrancing soundscape. The song was treated to an equally beguiling psychedelic video, which shows the group in their element skateboarding and lighting fireworks.” – Impose
The Song + Visualizer:
Buffalo trio 14 trapdoors (Short Moscato, Wza, and Bendyface) specialize in offbeat rhymes about their substance-friendly lifestyle. Continuing their effort to help put their city and unique flows on the map, they’ve teamed up with fellow Buffalonians, DNTWATCHTV and Medusa, for “Love,” a laid back new track. Produced by Camoflauge Monk, who layers reverbed-out guitars over subdued drums, “Love” is a tongue-in-cheek ode to self-love, complete with dexterous verses from all five emcees. The song comes with an eye-popping visualizer, created and conceptualized by Mi6fit, which brings each emcee through cross-dimensional vortexes that change shape and color to the beat of the music.
“Love” is the latest in a string of releases from 14 trapdoors’ upcoming album, Eileen. It follows “Orion’s Belt” featuring Che Noir and the Benny The Butcher-featuring banger “I Did It All” (premiered by Earmilk and covered in Brooklyn Vegan, 2DopeBoyz, and more).
Named after Bendyface’s grandmother who recently passed, Eileen is a stark and pure project, emphasizing bar-for-bar lyricism and flows that toe-tag glistening instrumentals. The project is produced in full by Camoflauge Monk (Westside Gunn, Tha God Fahim), a master of creating sparkling, textured, and bleak soundscapes that evoke a frosty evening in Western New York. The three emcees inhabit each instrumental with their brash demeanor and electric chemistry, occasionally highlighting phrases or punchlines with three-man gang vocals. With appearances from Benny The Butcher, Boldy James, Che’ Noir, Royce Da 5’9″, Smoke Dza, and more, Eileen arrives on September 11th via The Media Music Inc.
Last month, 14 trapdoors shared Croquet, a new project available only on Bandcamp. An 8-track project produced by 14 trapdoors themselves, proceeds from Croquet benefit OpenBuffalo.org, an organization that fights to advance racial, economic, and ecological justice through skill building, network connecting, and activating leadership opportunities.
Stay tuned for much more from 14 trapdoors over the coming weeks.
Watch the visualizer for “Love” DNTWATCHTV & Medusa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG6c_HxE_XA
14 trapdoors have created their own subgenre of Hip-Hop. The trio from Buffalo, New York featuring members bendyface, Short Moscato and Wza cull from a wide range of influences that span Aesop Rock, Big L, El-P, JAY Z and fellow Buffalo artists Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine and Benny the Butcher to Pink Floyd, Prince and Led Zeppelin. “People who gravitate toward the golden age ‘90s boom bap feel will fuck with us because we focus on lyricism and new age youngin’s will fuck with it because we have songs with a more ‘trappy’ vibe, but nothing’s force, through it all we can only be true to ourselves” bendyface says.
“Love” ft. DNTWATCHTV & Medusa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG6c_HxE_XA&feature=youtu.be
“Orion’s Belt” ft. Che Noir: https://lnk.to/OrionsBelt
“I Did It All” ft. Benny The Butcher & Rick Hyde: https://lnkfi.re/IDidItAll