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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Amazing Video: A-1 Raps in S.F. Streets Amid Post-World Series Chaos

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 8:43 AM

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As settings for music videos go, this is one of the more interesting ideas we've seen: S.F. MC A-1 (aka Adam Traore) filmed this video for "Double Dose" in the streets of San Francisco right after the Giants won the World Series. Amid the toilet-paper-throwing and sign-waving and Henny-passing, there are fires, vandalized buses, and some seriously grouchy members of the San Francisco Police Department. Things get dicey a few times, especially toward the end, but A-1 keeps his cool, rhyming pretty much on-lyric throughout the whole thing despite many, many distractions. It makes for a good rap video, but "Double Dose" is almost more interesting as a street-level document of what really happened the night in 2012 that the Giants won it all:

The video was directed by Israel Ramos and produced by Sick James. A-1 performs Jan. 12 at Slim's.

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