Posts Tagged ‘Will Feagins Jr’

“if you really need some food, plant them seeds in the earth/plant them ideas and add action to give them birth.”

The hustlegrind is so real.  It ain’t easy, but Atlanta MC/producer Jack Preston affirms that “it’s okay.”  The newly released visual for his latest self-produced single from his upcoming album End Of The Future is a narrative dedicated to the working class, the every(wo)man.  Director Will Feagins Jr. of High Impact Multimedia captures the artist’s every day grind, following him through the streets of East Atlanta.  The message is crystal: We have dreams and lofty aspirations but we still got bills to pay.  We gotta eat but destinies must still be manifested.  Hit play on the video and download the track here.


*Copped from 2DBZ.


Divided Time


Images of Black single mothers and daddyless Black children are constantly saturating our media outlets.  We’ve heard the narrative for so long that we begin to perpetuate this thought and go along with the misrepresentation.  Hip hop is very much a deep thread in the Black community, woven in many facets of our daily lives.  As a male-dominated industry, we rarely hear the stories of these men being fathers, along with rappers, producers and students of the hip hop game.  Will Feagins Jr. means to steer the conversation and the narrative to a topic that is seldom discussed in a mainstream platform.  Divided Time highlights the fatherhoods of independent artists Abyss, Arablak, Damaja D, Ekundayo, Jawz of Life, mikeflo, Snub Zero, Stanza, and Supastition.  The men discuss their relationships with their children, the hard choices they’ve made balancing their music dreams and building their families, the examples of fatherhood they witnessed growing up, and what hip hop means to them as parents.



You can always count on Yamin Semali to bring freshness and innovation to his art.  His new video, for one of my favorite tracks off his project YAMIN, “Never Leave” is no exception to that freshness.  Directed by everybody’s favorite indie film creative W. Feagins Jr., the visuals for “Never Leave” play out as a fun, easygoing, reciprocal relationship between Yamin and his love, his MPC.  Yes, it’s an ode to his beat machine.  With the way this track flows and knocks, you can feel how much Yamin is feelin’ his MPC.  Check out the video below:


Cop that YAMIN as well!


The director of the acclaimed short documentary Underexposed: Indie Hip Hop in Atlanta delves into another aspect of the hip hop scene: the changes of the genre from inception to the present.  W. Feagins, Jr. presents what looks to be a well-thought out piece on the inevitable evolution of hip hop and how it’s affected its artists and its audience.  Hip hop, with its international presence, has proven that it can withstand the tests of time and scrutiny, but how does its change touch those close to it?  Change In The Game will hopefully answer this question and stimulate more dialogue.

The film will premiere at A3C Film Festival at the Plaza Theater.  Get more info on the screening here.

There is most certainly a movement happening here in Atlanta: the continuous rise of indie hip hop.  Unfortunately, it’s rarely captured by the radio or the television.  But fear not.  Photographer/film maker/web designer W. Feagins, Jr. of High Impact Multimedia Designs shot an intimate look of Atlanta’s musical culture that many times goes unseen by mainstream eyes.  UNDEREXPOSED: Indie Hip Hop in Atlanta highlights the incredibly lively spirit of the underground hip hop movement.  With interviews featuring more than 40 people with ties to the indie community, Feagins shines a light of awareness and relevancy to what’s been going down in the cut for quite some time.  If you’re in Atlanta, this film should encourage you to spend time in venues such as 529, Apache Cafe, the Sound Table and other dope spots that showcase the undeniable talent tearing through ATL’s hip hop scene.

Visit UNDEREXPOSED on the web for more info.

The film is nominated for Creative Loafing’s 2012 ATL Short Cuts Viewer’s Choice.  Vote for the short here.  Voting ends on March 16th, so get on it!