Wasiu – “Outer Space” (Video)

blame it on Patrick Glynn April 21, 2016

Montreal rapper Wasiu revisits his MTLiens EP with the visual for the album’s opening track, “Outer Space,” navigating his own bleak, black-and-white space inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

The whole idea of his last project was to, in all accounts, show off sites and sounds of his city, which were undoubtedly influenced by southern hip-hop (namely Outkast). Wasiu spoke to The FADER, who premiered the video, about how the song and video push those themes:

Of course, MTLiens is a play on Outkast‘s classic ATLiens album. WhereasATLiens had a more welcoming atmosphere and southern hospitality to it, MTLiens is the polar opposite—just as MTL is geographically to ATL. Just as hip-hop was dominated by east coast/west coast in the mid-’90s and Atlanta was under that shadow, Montreal is under Toronto’s shadow from being recognized as a scene.

Watch the William Fradette-directed video above.