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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Antwon Needed Two Phones in New "JACUZZI" Video Because He's Important

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 12:20 PM

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Antwon dropped a video for "JACUZZI" today ahead of his new EP Double Ecstasy, which is due out later this fall.

The rapper, originally out of San Jose, has strong ties to the Bay Area punk community he grew up in, which explains why the press release for the new video included references to Infest and power-violence. Now based in L.A., the rapper can be seen in the video chilling in Long Beach, wearing a Nothing shirt, and chatting simultaneously on two cellphones. 

The song is the first time Antwon has branched out into using auto-tune and singing on his choruses. He toyed with that style a bit on "Don't Care" but "JACUZZI" is his first real attempt at singing a hook. It's a bit jarring at first to see Antwon start busting out his vocal chops, but his laid-back delivery paired with lines like, "and sometimes the days without you are the hardest ones to do," works well.

According to Antwon, he didn't want to use that technique on the chorus, but producer Lars Stalfors insisted. 

I asked Antwon about the two phones bit and he only responded, "I'm important so I needed two fones."

Fair enough. Peep the video below, which also features a dope verse by Lushlife:

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