STREETS . OF . RAGE
Director: Allen Cordell
Real life streets of rage runs riot as Gregg Michael Gillis, aka Girl Talk, goes on a (kinda) side-scrolling rampage through the streets of LA with Philadelphia Freeway. In what is quite a brash debut both musically and visually, entertainment triumphs over the inevitable haters that come with any kind of success. Annoyed he doesn’t pay for samples? KICK TO THA FACE!! Upset at the lack of a musical mashup? LOWBLOW UPPERCUT!! No prisoners. No mercy. Zero haters survival rate. Waka makes sure of that.
With what could be seen as America’s take on The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony, Allen Cordell has switched his high-end game from ‘different’ to full on madness. Having previously worked with the dreamy Beach House winning acclaim from the mighty Vimeo Staff, Allen has moved onto pastures hip-hoppier. Regardless of genre a smorgasboard of effects and tricks once again take control. Only thing that’s missing is Blaze Fielding. Maybe in Tolerated 2: Revenge of the Haters.