The newest singee to Closed Sessions, Kipp Stone, shares the video for his new boastful and confident single, “Cult Classic,” which the Cleveland native uses to showcase his hometown.
Shot in an abandoned home in his neighborhood, Stone delivers the simplistic visual featuring an old-school television, a woman and a 40-ounce beverage, which are essential to the makings of an honest video of East Cleveland, according to Stone. The rapper discussed the video with The FADER, who premiered the visual:
We wanted the video to look rugged and somewhat nostalgic. You really don’t see people drinking 40’s in videos anymore, so that, along with using an old television added to the vibe I think.
The song follows the idea that Stone doesn’t want superior, overarching fame — he’s okay with being a “cult classic.” In the film world, cult classics are far less popular than, let’s say, blockbuster films, but the cult classic, without a doubt, usually has a much stronger fan base. Stone, it seems, would prefer the loyalty over the flakiness that surrounds fame.
Watch the video above.