Vermont musical collective 99 Neighbors just unveiled a brand new track and video titled “Ripstick.” The latest offering follows the group’s recent Nice Work signing announcement, in partnership with Warner Records, and “Fake Pods” release.
99 Neighbors – Ripstick (Official Music Video)
When speaking on the video’s inspiration, 99 Neighbors shared, “We felt like a fight scene represented the energy of the song well, but we also wanted to have fun with shooting a music video, so we did both.”
The new black and white “Ripstick” visual finds the group in a secluded area along abandoned train tracks. A brawl erupts between the members, with each blow synchronized to match the song’s dynamic rhythm.
99 Neighbors is a collaborative project composed by hip-hop vocalists Sam Paulino, Swank and HANKNATIVE along with producers Somba, Jared Fier and Julian Segar-Reid (aka Juju). The group also includes vocalist Aidan Ostby and graphic designer/photographer Shane Kaseta. The collective is the result of friends combining their efforts to maximize their unique abilities, creating an awe-inspiring collective talent with unlimited creative expression and potential.
On July 30th, 99 Neighbors, were revealed as the debut artists signed to Nice Work, headed by Pat Corcoran, manager of Chance The Rapper, in partnership with Warner Records.
“Fake Pods” follows the emerging group’s debut album, Television, released earlier this year. Television encompasses hip-hop, R&B, jazz, and rock and was created entirely in Vermont. The group upholds a DIY model, making their merchandise, graphics, videos and music in-house and will continue this system in collaboration with the new partnership.
On being signed to Nice Work, “We’re incredibly excited and grateful to be a part of the Warner Records and Nice Work families. We are honored to have been the first signing on this new venture for Nice Work and can’t wait to show everyone what our team has been working on.”
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