Hailing from Somerville, Massachusetts, Jerome B returns to the Graduation Music site today, this time with the visuals for his brilliant song titled “Rain//Lluvia”. As its name suggests, the first half of the track is in English, while the second half is in Spanish. Doing a wondrous job at showcasing the two sides of Jerome that make him whole, the video for “Rain//Lluvia” is a well put-together piece of work that somehow finds a way to add depth to an already thoughtful song.
The English portion of this track features shots of Jerome B around his hometown, Somerville, and as many of his other videos suggest, Jerome takes extreme pride in where he’s from. He’s one of the more capable rappers in the entire state, and his ability to decompose deep thought in order to create highly-playable, layered music isn’t something that should go unnoticed.
As the song transitions into the Spanish portion, the video switches locations from Somerville to La Habana, Cuba. Being of Cuban heritage, the trip to his homeland was one of utmost importance to Jerome B, so having clips of it included in this video help to make it incredibly meaningful. Darren Yicong Deng and the staff over at Bridge Vision really do a well-rounded job at offering a glimpse of Cuban life, whilst injecting personal meaning into this visual. If you’re unfamiliar with Jerome B’s discography, now is the perfect opportunity to receive a thorough look at what the rapper has to offer.
Watch the official video for “Rain // Lluvia” below:
Anyone who’s been reading the Graduation Music site throughout the last year will most certainly recognize theworldbirdie’s name. The Barnstable-native has compiled a bright discography that gracefully captures the relaxed feeling of the Cape. Working alongside his good friend, Pope, theworldbirdie adds “Footup” to his arsenal of music, a highly-listenable release that marks a solid beginning to the artist’s 2019.
After Isaac Dunbar, theworldbirdie is the only other artist from Barnstable that I’m familiar with, however both I’d consider to be some of my favorites in Massachusetts. theworldbirdie released an exceptional project this past summer titled ARTx, and since then has been working tirelessly to gift fans with transcendent music that’s full of replay value.
“Footup” is the second time that theworldbirdie has recruited Pope to be featured on one of his tracks, and both times the pair have concocted an addictive, dreamy song that wraps itself around the mind of the listener. Bridge Vision helped bring the video for “Footup” to life, and it does a great job at lifting the levels of fun and relaxation that are present within this song. An overall captivating release, both theworldbirdie and Pope should be extremely proud of the work they’ve put in.
Recently, Jerome B and Bridge Vision collaborated on the official video for “Condos”, which was featured on Jerome B’s 2018 release, Price of Paradise. This high-tempo, in-your-face record circulates around Jerome’s dissatisfaction towards the gentrification taking place across Boston, specifically his hometown of Somerville. The video, however, rather than shining a negative light on the subject, showcases the beauty of Jerome’s city, and all of the people who have helped make Somerville the place Jerome knows and loves so well.
Utilizing visuals featuring some Somerville locals, Market Basket, and even the pouring out of some Dunkin Donuts coffee, both Jerome B and Bridge Vision did a wondrous job at encapsulating the spirit of both the younger and older generations of Somerville. Watching this video makes you feel as if you’re going to the Ville for the day to chill with Jerome B and his crew, which ultimately ends up being the strongest argument against gentrification and the “pushing out” of generations of residents. The “Condos” video helps to showcase the beauties of Somerville, while at the same time letting everyone know that the people there won’t simply be ridden of.
The pride that Jerome B has brought to the forefront in this video is stellar, and is something that we all should display with respect to where we are from. Hats off to everyone involved here, as they did an amazing job at providing above par visuals for this addictive record.