RJD2 Builds A Music Machine Reminiscent Of Pee-Wee Herman’s Kitchen (Video)

In the mid-1980s, was there anybody cooler than Pee-Wee Herman? Adults laughed along as Paul Rubins created a children’s character that was zany, off-the-wall, and filled with various cultural inspirations. Before his later legal woes, Pee-Wee famously had a Rube Goldberg operation in his kitchen to make eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and all the trimmings of a complete breakfast. In case you forgot:

RJD2, who is also a student of the 1970s and ’80s pop culture gestalt, created a similar music machine for his new video. “Descended From Myth” has the sort of tempo and arrangement that calls back to ’60s Western flicks, while the video shows you where each of the sounds are coming from, no RJ required. This is a really grabbing video for a musician who consistently makes great albums from one to the next, in and around the Hip-Hop and Rare Groove sound.

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