On September 6th, Metermaids, the Brooklyn-based duo of rappers Sentence and Swell, will release their latest album, Rooftop Shake via Strange Famous Records. Rooftop Shake is Metermaids' most ambitious project to date, with production on the 10-track LP split between 9th Wonder and Matt Stine and cuts provided by DJ Rob Swift of the legendary X-Ecutioners. Sage Francis, who signed the duo to his Strange Famous Records, guests on two tracks while fellow underground favorite Buck 65 provides his perspective for one track. As the release date for Rooftop Shake quickly approaches, Metermaids are excited to debut the first video from the project for the song "8mm."
Following the grit of 9th Wonder-produced lead single, "Graveyard Shift," which was released two weeks ago, "8mm" shines a different light on Metermaids, one that pulls from Matt Stine's soulful, string-driven production and reflects the nuanced grainy and saturated texture of the old school film medium from which the song draws its name. "The song is about how life seems to look better and more hopeful when shot in 8mm," Swell says, "because 8mm film most closely resembles how, at least to us, the human mind captures reality."
Fittingly, photographer and videographer Norman Nelson filmed the entire video, which captures snapshots of their recent travels to San Miguel de Allende and shots of them reflecting while on a rooftop in Brooklyn, using an 8mm film camera.