Frank Nitt, Illa J & J. Rocc Get Animated For That One True Love (Video)
It’s been several months since Detroit MC and Los Angeles transplant Frank Nitt released Frankie Rothstein, and now his latest single has come to life in the form of a creatively delivered video. “Slippin” is a love song, particularly for those who are already in love and realizing how much is at stake. The track features a hook sung by Illa J, another Detroit native who is celebrating the release of his self-titled second album, which dropped earlier this month. The two have been longtime collaborators, thanks to Frank’s extensive work with the late J Dilla but also as one-half of Yancey Boys, the duo he and Illa J founded several years ago. Against a beat from the underground icon J. Rocc, the three join forces as cartoon characters reminiscent of “South Park.”
In the video, the three are cast as “The Lover” (Frank), “The Whisperer” (Illa J), and “The Listener” (J. Rocc) who are on a quest to make a girl the girl, as Frank spits about what a mistake it would be to let her go, as this love is other-worldly. Also included in the musical cartoon is DJ and Beat Junkie Rhettmatic and all throughout are little nods to Heads. Watch the unique visuals below, and pick up a copy of Frankie Rothstein on iTunes.
Bonus Beat: J Dilla – ‘Dillatronic 34″