Nation Ruckus – Lockdown [Video]
Montreal, QC – Nation Ruckus (formerly known as 4DZ) premieres the music video for their latest jam “Lockdown”. The track is the second single off the band’s forthcoming debut album strong>Boombox Manifesto and the follow-up to “Funky Sneakers” in their FRESH 2 DEF THURSDAYS weekly music giveaways. To download the song for free and to access exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, visit the band’s official website at NationRuckus.com. Check out the video and more informationm after the jump.
The FRESH 2 DEF THURSDAYS program kicked off on July 21st with the launch of the catchy sneaker-head anthem “Funky Sneakers”. After the success of their first single, the group is thrilled to introduce their fans to the harder sound of “Lockdown”. Energetic and hard-hitting, the song boasts the classic Amen break sample along with rock-infused guitar riffs. Emcee Milk-E Fresh elaborates upon his approach of merging today’s popular culture with the tradition of old-school hip-hop by tackling his naysayers with a battling style and straight punch lines.
In the clip directed by IN-1 Studio’s David Teixeira, the trio showcases its explosive stage presence in a gritty underground bash. The collaboration reunites Nation Ruckus with Teixeira’s dark alternative aesthetic. “Lockdown” pushes the creative envelope for Canadian hip-hop videos with an approach that is distinctly grounded in old-school punk culture.
Next Thursday, Nation Ruckus will keep rolling with their Fresh 2 Def series and will drop an exclusive viral track. Stay tuned for more information and video footage.
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