I shook my fist in the air and swore on the SessionsLA instructors who most likely wrote this on my indiegogo funded mixtape. When I stop by to hang out with the kids and sometimes provide college counseling I may have mentioned that I enjoyed Drake's latest record. That stupid "Hold On, We're Going Home" is freaking catchy! And this video? OMG, it is RIDICULOUS. Like what is happening in this video? The song doesn't come in until 2 minutes and 30 seconds into the video! There is straight up exposition being shown to you in those 2 minutes and 30 seconds! Drake is partying with his boys. Life is good, right? No, no it's not good. While Drake is celebrating with his boys, his gal is getting ready in sexy lingerie and then gets kidnapped?! What club has phones? How is he getting this phone call? Drake then saves her in a cinematic gun battle that reminds me of the movie Heat. LIke in what universe is this possible? Apparently in Drake's universe it happens.
Drake tangent aside, SessionsLA continues to do work with youth. I'm happy that a portion of the proceeds from Flipping The Music Video will support SessionsLA. These programs are few and far in between. SessionsLA is run by good people (minus the Drake messages!) and puts out good music. And as I've mentioned in previous posts is founded by Strawberry Farm Boy Mike. Who knew having turntables in Mike's old SIPA office could turn into the amazing program that SessionsLA is today.
Thursday, February 13th
Echo Park Film Center
Music Videos, panelists, live performances
$5 suggested donation
Proceeds to benefit The Harmony Project & Sessions LosAngeles