I don't need no sample; gotta girl with a banjo.
June 23, 2012 9:13 PM   Subscribe

Let the Beat Build. Fantastic single-take video by Nyle.

Previously as part of a best-of compilation.
posted by davidjmcgee (17 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ain't nothing wrong with that!
posted by nicwolff at 9:26 PM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I know I've heard that beat in another song or two. I remember seeing this when it first came out. I don't think I made it through the whole video previously. Wonder what happened to him since then. Haven't seen hide nor hair of this cat since.
posted by cashman at 9:27 PM on June 23, 2012


christ, that's great. thanks!
posted by es_de_bah at 9:28 PM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Great video, great song, fun execution. An example of rap that I like that isn't 20 years old.

Also earns extra bonus points for facial hair.
posted by hippybear at 9:31 PM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


See also Lil Wayne produced by Kanye West featuring the sample from Eddie Kendricks.
posted by chrchr at 9:39 PM on June 23, 2012


From the youtube description:

This video was filmed in one shot, with audio being recorded simultaneously with the video.

All the more impressive.
posted by fzx101 at 10:06 PM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Charming!
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:56 AM on June 24, 2012


This was my top summer jam of 2009. Thanks for reminding me of it!
posted by gone2croatan at 7:16 AM on June 24, 2012


Anyone else left thinking this feels like a 2nd-Millenium update of "Fame"?

And a little background would have improved this FPP - is this a student production, as it claims? Where/when?
posted by IAmBroom at 1:08 PM on June 24, 2012


I would have liked this better if he just stopped talking so we could hear the music.
posted by SPrintF at 3:17 PM on June 24, 2012


But I was impressed by the execution. Well done, that man!
posted by SPrintF at 3:18 PM on June 24, 2012



I would have liked this better if he just stopped talking so we could hear the music.


He's not talking, he's rapping and it's part of the music.
posted by sweetkid at 4:04 PM on June 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


And a little background would have improved this FPP - is this a student production, as it claims? Where/when?

It was a student project at the Clive Davis Institute at NYU's Tisch School.
posted by benbenson at 8:12 PM on June 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Damn!

Whew.

Yeah.
posted by mule98J at 8:48 AM on June 25, 2012


He's not talking, he's rapping and it's part of the music.


True but since the song is called "Let the Beat Build" it would have been more impressive had the beat been as good as the video.

And Nyle's flow is great, just not particularly funky.

What's a good beat? Funky flow?

Brother J, "Dark Sun Rider".
posted by Mike Mongo at 10:29 AM on June 25, 2012


Ugh. Can we please not play "this rap is not as good as my favorite rap"?
posted by chrchr at 11:18 AM on June 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ugh. Can we please not play "this rap is not as good as my favorite rap"?

^ Ah! But let us never shy away from discussion. The video is wonderful. The track it supports is, well, alright. Not aiiight but really just alright. It's good. But if I was really going to be impressed the track would be live and the performers would be adding their parts as it progressed.


Of course that disappointment would be alleviated some if the track itself was "the beat".

As in, "IT'S THE BEAT!"

Which you know IMO it's kinda sorta not. But of course YMMV. I'm just saying mine did.
posted by Mike Mongo at 1:34 PM on June 25, 2012


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