Tekashi 69 travelled to shoot a music video using very minimal tools. On his Instagram he shared that he has his iphone and gimbal that he bought from BestBuy as the only essential tools he need for this project.
The song he is shooting a video for is called Wapae.
In the clip shared he seems to be in unnamed place in Uganda and he happens to give out some dollar bills to the community like has been doing in different places he has gone and in the other clip the kids dance to the song that doesn’t seem to be typical hip hop and has a Caribbean feel to it.
69 said that he loves Uganda, Africa. “Uganda Africa I love you I can’t wait to edit this video. Im so happy I flew 22 hours just to make sure you guys were in this video. #Wapae music video” he wrote on Instagram.
He believes the video will be out likely this weekend on Saturday or Sunday.
Tekashi is not the first rapper to come to Uganda to shoot a video, a couple years back French Montana and Swae Lee came to Uganda to shoot their chart topping collaboration “Unforgettable” with the Ghetto Kids.
Remember when we also had Kanye West?
The song helped make French the most streamed artist raised in Africa to achieve such a feat.
Could we say: African/Uganda could be a hub for creatives to garner attention?
The controversial rapper has had a series of situations through out his career from being loud mouthed, associated to gangs to having fights – he has drama around him.
Weeks ago, the rapper was involved in an altercation in which he was beaten by three people and later on he was on a farm in #Cuba.
The pearl welcomed him. We can’t wait to see what the video would look like. Hip Hop is known for embracing new technology and using the least of things to make the most.