Interactions with the police can be tense and stressful. RapperÂ Shame GangÂ employs his songsÂ â€œFeelâ€ and â€œHyperventilatingâ€ to capture the more extreme example of this withÂ an arrest and intense police interrogation in his new music video, released todayÂ (6/6/2023) via YouTube. Partly inspired by scenes of the JokerÂ in Christopher Nolanâ€™sÂ The Dark Knight, the video opens withÂ Shame laying handcuffed and unconsciousÂ on the ground, then being apprehended by authorities to the dark chords and hard 808s of â€œFeelâ€. The video (shot and directed byÂ WoosyÂ and Shame Gang)Â then transitions to a tense black and white interrogation scene at the police station, soundtracked by the menacingÂ SkyzooÂ andÂ Kas Da God-assisted â€œHyperventilatingâ€.
â€œâ€™Feelâ€™ is about dealing with societyâ€™s woes, while â€˜Hyperventilatingâ€™ is about being overtaken by them. â€˜Hyperventilatingâ€™ comes from the feeling of being buried and so overwhelmed by yourÂ problems that you feel like youâ€™re suffocating. I chose to combine the two songs in one music video because their tonesÂ and conceptsÂ felt like a match. You have the hard 808s of â€˜Feelâ€™, switching to the brash and nostalgic kicks of â€˜Hyperventilatingâ€™. It just stays dark, which is how I wanted to describe the narrative of going from being hand cuffed, to being intensely interrogated. I wanted to give people the feeling of that situation.Â â€ â€“Â Shame Gang
â€œI think putting these two songs together in one video helped bring the story together more, from the transport of shame to the interrogation room and the out the window camera shots of shame that was inspired by the infamous Joker cop car shotÂ in Christopher Nolanâ€™s â€˜The Dark Knightâ€™.â€ â€“Â Woosy
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