Video: Myke Bogan – “Aye Aye”
Filmed in Slab City, CA, the Portland/LA Artist Releases Psychedelic Visual From Casino Carpet Mixtape via Okayplayer
Ascending handpainted slabs of concrete under the blazing desert sun is Portland/LA rapper Myke Bogan in his video for “Aye Aye,” which premiered on Okayplayer. Filmed in Slab City, California, the tripped-out, psychedelic video has the emcee delivering sharp rhymes while wandering through the abandoned and unregulated former World War II site. The track is from his Casino Carpet mixtape which released earlier this year.
“The song is about constantly trying to be the best person you can at all times while still living life to the fullest,” Myke Bogan explained. “I wrote this song after a huge argument I had with a close friend about religion, I told her that I think life is about being the best person you can and also making the best out of every opportunity and experience whether that be drugs or church or anything that makes you happy…it’s kinda like when Bob Marley said, ‘my riches is life.'”
Myke Bogan, who floats between Portland and LA, has an EP and studio album planned for 2016. Dubbed “Freshest in the Northwest” and fan favorite by Juice Radio in Seattle, Bogan has also performed 95 shows in 2015 alongside the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dizzy Wright, King Chip, Ty Dolla $ign, Yelawolf, MGK, Murs, Too Short, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and E-40.
Drawing more than 834,000 video views and landing on the same stage as hip-hop legends Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and more, he’s been named a 2015 “Best New Band” by Portland publication Willamette Week as well as #4 on Juice Radio’s “Freshest in the Northwest.” Myke Bogan and his management and production team Soundlapse have taken the Northwest by storm, and after teaming up with new Portland label EYRST the only outcome is wider success. “Joining EYRST is a celebration of group progress,” says Bogan. “When you get to be yourself, and have true support behind you, it means everyone around you grows. EYRST aids independent artists, helping them navigate the challenges of the music industry without sacrificing their uniqueness. We can finally just focus on the art.”
Watch “Aye Aye”: https://youtu.be/dc9CVGvbkPc
Check out the Okayplayer premiere: http://www.okayplayer.com/news/myke-bogan-aye-aye-video.html
“Aye Aye”: https://youtu.be/dc9CVGvbkPc