Te’ the Kid - Bel Air
"Bel Air" has a lighthearted attitude and a groovy feeling, while still maintaining the rawness that is typical in Te' the Kid's music. The Winston-Salem native artist and frequent Nosebag Media collaborator has been working on a tape called Carver Dropout, of which this Boom bap track will be the lead single. The project will feature a plethora of sounds similar to this one; groovy, lyrical, and introspective. The beat, which was produced by him, is airy and smooth in every aspect: the synth, the drums, and all. Vocally, we get a little bit of everything, showcasing his versatility; melodic singing, sharp rapping, and a nice amount of substance that paints a vivid picture of his perception and outlook. I have been told that this track reminds people of old Kanye West, with which I would have to agree. The music video is simple and fast-paced, with vibrant colors and dynamic shots; it displays Te' the Kid in a way that allows him to express himself and feel natural doing so. This video was super fun and natural to make. Most of it just consisted of us doing takes the old-fashioned way: handheld shots utilizing my Smallrig camera cage (a lifesaver for reducing shakes and vibrations) and the light that I have been using for like 3 years. We also got some shots with a tripod and bigger lights as well as a camcorder (which actually happens to be the first camera that I bought) that I have been using a lot more recently. We just went to a few locations, such as his old high school, a random parking lot, and places in the city, and filmed there. The editing was really just cutting it up, adding a few transitions and B-Roll, getting the look right, and then adding the frame and text. This was the first time that I have really used the 4:3 aspect ratio on YouTube. Also, this video was heavily inspired by “Aaliyah - Try Again” and “Nas - The World Is Yours” For me, I would say that this was one for the books just based on the experience because the whole vibe during the shoot was just so carefree and inspired. Overall, I am very happy with how this video came out, and I really enjoyed making it.
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