Video Premiere: Blax shares 'A Rollerskating Jam Called Liberation'
We've got a video premiere from Milwaukee's Blax.
"A Rollerskating Jam Called Liberation" is, well, it's right there in the title. Love it when an artist is descriptive and direct. Over a great break beat, some scene setting whistles, and a deadpan read of "This is a rollerskating jam called liberation" Blax lays bars that speak to him as a person. You might know that person as Adebisi Agoro. He grew up here in Milwaukee, sharing a room with his older cousin, who was a DJ and inspired Blax to be Milwaukee's Rakim. If you don't know his name or story, you may have seen him on the jumbotron at a Marquette basketball. Blax is the in game entertainer for the Golden Eagles. He's a born entertainer. No wonder he is drawn to the energy of a roller rink.
Blax describes the video, "The video was filmed by Gee Media and Coach Bombay 3000 on location in Brooklyn, NY at 99 Scott studios during a Rollerwave NYC roller disco party. Rollerwave founder Harry Martin was even responsible for a bit of the filming of the video as he was the most proficient on skates while holding a video camera. For the main particular focus of the music video I wanted to showcase the vibrant roller skaters and the liberating feel of how they effortlessly glide throughout the scenes."
And though Blax says, "You won't hear this on the radio station." You will indeed hear it on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.
You can see Blax at Cactus Club on Friday, June 10th supporting R.A.P. Ferreira. A show that is not to be missed.