Mr. J. Medeiros!!!
While I still can’t release a ton of information on the video or song, I will say that it is a brand new single from his upcoming EP, and it’s phenomenal.
When you work in a field that essentially is art, you can pour your heart and soul into what you do; fight with it for days, weeks, or years to perfect it; and still have no idea if other people will understand your vision or be completely turned off from it. Needless to say, when another artist that you admire sees value in what you do, it can open the door to a great collaborative effort. However, when your favorite artist in hip hop today says he wants you to direct his next video, it stirs up two emotions:
- Your confidence in your abilities goes up 500% in 5 seconds
- One second later, you are overwhelmed with the anxiety that you’ll never be able to live up to their expectations
Happy to say that – apart from a few minor setbacks (I’ll tell you later) – the entire process was a blast, and Mr. J. is a stand-up dude. Honestly, this is one of my favorite projects that I’ve ever been a part of, and I’m incredibly excited for everyone to see it.
In the weeks to come, I’ll keep you updated on the release date and hopefully a few sneak peeks as J. makes them public. In the meantime, have a look at these teaser photos from his Instagram, follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mrjmedeiros, and PLEASE get acquainted with his music on www.mrjmedeiros.com!