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Del Reze & JR Fillion – Falling Asleep [Video]

London, ON – Last month, Streetscape Sound rappers Del Reze and JR Fillion teamed up to hit us with visuals for their collabo track titled “Falling Asleep.” The video itself is horror-themed. And with Halloween well on its way, I figured the video would get y’all all hyped up and scared and stuff. Props to Tysonic at Sonic Sinema for getting in on these visuals, too. I feel like directors don’t always get due credit. But I love how Tysonic swung this video.

So here’s the story line: Del and JR end up in an asylum; a weird-ass asylum with dead people, zombies, and lots of blood (fake blood courtesy of Hearse Ent – for the record). It’s one of those places where you probably don’t want to actually fall asleep. Because bad things will happen. So the duo does what any pair of shell-shocked MCs would do in that situation: they spit their bars.

Del Reze & JR Fillion - Falling Asleep [Video] -

Part of me feels like Del and JR were probably like, “Yo. Let’s just make the grossest, scariest video that we can. And it will be the best thing ever.” Because despite the horror of it all, Del and JR are having so much fun on the video. You can just sense it. These two did what they wanted to do – and the end-product is super fresh. Mind you, I’m posting this first thing in the morning. Y’all might not want to take this in at midnight when you’re alone, and it’s dark, and stuff.

Also of note: I feel like the whole “There aint no going back for me/ Goodnight/Goodnight/ And I’m falling asleep” hook also has a bit of a resurrection theme going for it. So in addition to all of the scary ish going on in the video, the joint itself speaks to something pretty deep. It encourages you to put your past to rest in order to move on with the future.

That, and we learned we should always do the free guided tour and meet-and-greet thing before checking into an asylum. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Twitter: @DelReze | @jr_fillion

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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