Smokin' and drankin' under blacklight is just another day on the motherfucking job for Metro Zu.
And last week, between discussing the art of swag with us and whipping up a "Fuck the Hurricane!" flyer for tonight's Crossfade music series show at The Stage, the Zu crew's Lofty, RubenSlikk, Freebase, and Mr.b the Poshstronaut kept shit busy by kickin' it with director and photo dude Stian Roenning on the set of the official music video for "Debinare."
Now the final cut isn't quite ready for public consumption. (It's gonna hit the internets sometime in the next week.) But Metro homie Sean Biffar hooked up some behind-the-scenes footage while Crossfade hit up Lofty (AKA Loftr Uber Poshr) via Gmail chat for some behind-the-scenes blurbage.
Above all, we were hoping the Posh One could elaborate on something he says near the beginning of Biffar's vid. At the 30-second mark, Lofty smiles at the camera and : "I made this shit the day I got outta jail for skateboarding South Beach and shit!"
So, homie, WTF is the story? "Well, me and RubenSlikk and Freebase were skating Lincoln Road and this cop stopped me to write a ticket," he explains. "Then my brother was skating nearby and another cop tackled him and ripped his shirt and cuffed him up."
"I was like, 'Yo, this is wrong. Like, WTF are u getting violent over skateboarding for?'" But as the whole world knows, talkin' smack to the pigs is always a bad idea. So, "Then i got arrested and we went to DCJ [Dade County Jail] ... Nasty and dirty as fukk."
"When I got out in the morning, me and my brother recorded the song," Lofty says, pointing out the immediate link between getting busted up by skate hatin' cops and this track. "And the day of the video shoot," he adds. "I went to trial and got found not guilty"
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"All the lyrics are inspired by that incident. Basically, it was us saying, 'We're above that shit. No matter what they try to do, we're always the posh gang."
O'Grime and Metro Zu as part of Crossfade Presents The Local at The Stage. Thursday, August 25. The Stage Miami, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. The swag stuff starts at 9 p.m. and admission is free. Call 305-576-9577 or visit thestagemiami.com.