Tierra Whack releases debut album 'Whack World' and the accompanying 15-minute video medley blew our mind
The eccentric rapper also released 'Pet Cemetery,' 'Bugs Life,' and 'Fruit Salad,' on YouTube as shorts separate from the 15-min visual medley.
Tierra Whack blew listeners away with her debut video 'Mumbo Jumbo' late last year, with a surreal, dystopian visit to the dentist that left her with a stitched-on smile.
That uncomfortable, surreal visual style combined with her distinctive flow has made her a formidable emcee to watch out for.
On Wednesday, Whack marked her emphatic return with her debut album, 'Whack World'. The 15 track venture also comes with a 15-minute visual medley reminiscent of the surreal style of 'Mumbo Jumbo' which just shows off just how limitless her imagination is.
The 15-minute medley is comprised of 15 songs no longer than a minute each, each depicting a transmutation from one panel to the next.
She begins the video medley under the surveillance of a manicurist, before shape-shifting into a vet's office where a dog is itching from flea particles, only increasing in absurdity with every beat switch.
From the nail salon to the Chinese takeaway to the mobile home, Tierra’s imagination transports her to a variety of brightly coloured, Wes Andersonesque fantastical takes on realist settings, each one morphing uneasily to match her tone.
One moment she’s surrounded by flies as she mumble-raps "f**k it,” the next, she goofs around and sings as she grooms a stuffed dog. With an undeniable influence of Busta Rhymes and Missy Ellott when they were under the tutelage of Hype Williams, the video is a refreshing deviation from the done-and-dusted formulaic hip-hop videos of today.
The eccentric Philadelphia rapper also released 'Pet Cemetery,' 'Bugs Life,' and 'Fruit Salad,' on YouTube as shorts separate from the medley. It's the perfect introduction for anyone who isn't familiar with the former Philadephia battle rapper and a portal into the strange world of Whack.
If you want to check out the full songs that appear on the 'Whack World' video, check out the album in its entirety below via Apple Music.