The animation creativity of Monkey Eggs made a dope, vivid visual for the new ASM(A State Of Mind) single “Masking”! The song also features bars by MF Doom who plays the role of King Dumile in the video.
You know we love when HipHop and animation collide, this is dope on all levels! But ASm took it even further by creating a graphic novel/comic book to go along with the audio. DOPENESS!!
“Masking” is featured on “The Jade Amulet” album by ASM
About ASM and “The Jade Amulet”:
A forgotten ancient world of bloodstained samurai swords and majestic sunsets over desert landscapes, ASM’s third album, The Jade Amulet, is their Magnus Opus. Imagine a Quentin Tarantino movie set in ancient Greece and scored by Ennio Morricone and A Tribe Called Quest.
ASM is principally composed of MC’s Green and FP and DJ/Producer Fade. this international trio of friends from high school (one Canadian, one German, one English) first gained international recognition from their collaborative singles with Wax Tailor: “Positively Inclined” & “Say Yes” on the albums “Hope & Sorrow” and “In the Mood for Life” (combined sales of over 100,000).
The sonic journey of The Jade Amulet is visually accompanied by a graphic novel / comic book version of the story, and the corresponding live show takes the form of a marriage of funked-out hip hop show and traditional theatre piece. This is easily ASM’s most ambitious project to date, and certainly not one to miss.