Oddisee – Caprice Down (Video)

blame it on Meka February 13, 2014

Directed by Jeremy Ian Thomas

Fresh from the DMV native’s The Beauty in All (which is out now), Oddisee drops a new video that features of skate crew from my hometown of Long Beach, Hammer City…

The crew’s founder was a skater named Michael Green A.K.A. Blacc. Mike was gunned down in 2005 over a case of mistaken identity and the skaters in the video are three members from Hammer City: Juice, E.C., and ManMan (Blacc Mike’s brother). Amongst the gang violence and drugs that has plagued the neighborhood surrounding 14th St. in Long Beach, the skaters found refuge in a park they dubbed “Ghetto Park” which later became known as “The Michael K. Green Skate Park.”