Video: Ceci Bastida feat. Rye Rye - "Have You Heard?"


The war on drugs implemented by president Felipe Calderon has supplied Mexico with countless buckets of blood for horrified showers and few strings of sociopolitical progress. Tijuana’s rhythmic maverick Ceci Bastida is responsible for framing the single best-crafted soundtrack about Mexico’s bruised efforts to afford peace of mind in the narco era. Produced by Diplo and featuring Rye Rye, “Have You Heard?” is bold and touching while staying within the proportions of its pop frame. In this music clip, video director David Herrera succeeds in keeping things intimate, switching the eyeball to the wounding reality of drug dealing as the one sustainable family business.

With contributions of first world artillery for the drug cartels from political fiascos like ATF’s Fast and Furious and all the jammed moves for narcotic legalization, the future does not look promising. “Dollar’s green and border’s red,” and we’re pretty close to filling the three stripes of the Mexican flag with new color substance. Throughout the clip we follow the eyes of a birthday boy as he learns the business. Eventually, he’s put at the center of a table filled with gifts as they recreate the The Last Supper. "Have You Heard?" is the latest single off Ceci Bastida's superb debut solo album Veo La Marea.

8 comments :

el amarillo said...

big mmmmm

PanchoCantu said...

Love it!

karenT said...

Succeeds in what it does and doesn't do. It's careful, direct, and gentle. Nice.

orangetang said...

big mmmmm x2

los said...

this song really sucks. good message and all, but it just sucks.

HumbertHayes said...

Love the clip. People are just so used to getting manipulated by either flashy fast-moving clips, or crappy stuff like that last Calle 13 video. When you get this, that's so in there, but tells you what's going to happen from the very first shot, it's wonderful.

Rye Rye makes any song better.

KarariKue said...

The juxtaposition of what is believed to be an old US southern slave song and modern imagery of the drug cartel just makes my brain go pop!

el kommander said...

honestly, the video kinda sucks...I mean, it looks cheap -- not low-fi -- but cheap.......and the "message" is soo cliche....and so far away of how actual recruitment for the drug war works....the 50,000 casualties aren't coming from rich kids immersed in "narco-cultura"....they are kids from the poorest neighborhoods with no freaking option but to get in to this shit. get rid of your middle-class prejudices and pay attention to Cano Y Blunt or narcorridos and you'll get a better picture of the realities of this war.

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