So i finally got a chance to sit uninterrupted and listen to my man Cayex Illah's project 30 Shot Laws of Drama. you see Cayex & I go way back and this project represents a long road that he has taken and i am so very proud of this project. very few people know the very real trials and tribulations, the personal sacrifices the heartbreaks and back stabbing and dream shattering obstacles he has had to endure i was there for a lot of them just as he was there for my own trials. this project is a celebration of the will to not just survive but to succeed in spite of where you come from or where you have been. without getting too personal ill say: they don't know about the scheming pseudo ballers with their fake promises of wealth...they don't know about heat under the seat and making calls for bail money...they don't know about pretending to like whack ass emcees just so we can feed our families...they don't know about pitching in for pans of chicken to feed the crew to keep the machine rolling...they don't know about sanding floors and whisper room assembly...they don't know about gats so big in the small off your back that you look like the hunchback of Notre dame...they dont know about family sitting in lockup cause the cops cant tell a dummy brick from the real thing...they don't know about jimmy ching...they don't know about pooling studio rent money from friends when the fake ballers faked us out...they don't know about ill state assassins...they don't know about Travelers,4CH,GD'S and neutrons working together to get this music out...they don't know about scrapping with dumbasses in the halls that can't take criticism...they don't know about vanburen...they don't know about 36th &iron...they don't know about missing your seed to make the dream work...they don't know about the women who love what we do but hate us for doing it...they dont know about being there for a friend when his wife dies leaving him with the kids only to bury him not even 6 months later...they don't know what we have to go through to make our dreams a reality.
Cayex you did your thing on this project I'm proud of you i knew you had it in you and i know you got tired of me telling you to do your own project you just needed to do it on your own time.
Nothing can stop us. Nothing.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Impakt Studio has been working hard on some ground breaking new projects for some world renown artist. Our latest video for New Jersey's Grammy Nominated Eric Roberson Directed by Chris & Blaq (Christopher Adams and Hana "Blaq" McDowell) has sent shockwaves through the industry. i have a question, When is the last time you have been affected emotionally by a music video? The vision we have created for his song "STILL" has accomplished something rarely seen in the art form of music videos an emotional response and to educate the masses about a serious issue. But we will let you judge for yourself. Impakt Studio's previous music video for Eric Roberson's song "Dealing" featuring Grammy Nominated Singer Lalah Hathaway has garned more than 200,000 views on the internet and has been in VH1 SOUL'S Top Ten for over 5 months. Impakt Studio is a Chicago based multidisciplinary media company that uses a variety of tools and well honed techniques to create dynamic visual media from film/video production, photography, graphic design, animation to visual effects and motion graphics. Impakt Studio has been serving various industries from Entertainment, Corporate and International businesses for over 15 years with a diverse client base that includes Lupe Fiasco, Ford Motors, Eric Roberson, DMX, Public Enemy, G.R. Tobacoleros (Honduras), Omen, Terisa Griffin, Illinois Charter Schools, Kamryne, Miller Urban Entrepreneurs, Nikki Lynette, Twista and More.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Nikki Lynette "Dont Say No" Music Video Directed Impakt Studio's Chris & Blaq
Monday, January 25, 2010
New Omen video "Terminal O" directed by Chris & Blaq of IMPAKT STUDIO off Omen's mixtape prequel "Delayed" http://www.zshare.net/download/70261167ecad5a64/.the mixtape "Afraid of Heights" is coming soon. South Side stand up!
HIP HOP IS BACK!!!
HIP HOP IS BACK!!!