On August 28th, producers Stu Bangas & Vanderslice will release their new album, Diggaz With Attitude, via Man Bites Dog Records. Already, the duo has released the album’s cover artwork and impressive track list, which includes features from Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Celph Titled, Blaq Poet, and many more, including Apathy, Alchemist, Evidence, and Roc Marciano, who show up on the album’s lead single, “The Gusto.” Stu Bangas & Vanderslice are excited to release the official video for that single today.
Vanderslice produced the track, along with some assistance from Green Steez, who replayed and vamped on the original sample, and his inspiration for the song came from his love for old wrestling footage, particularly that of WWF legend Big Van Vader. “He was always going for the gusto, even if it meant breaking a jobber’s back in a means-nothing match,” says Vanderslice, explaining that it’s this particular ethic that not only inspired this track but also continues to drive he and Stu Bangas. “No matter what your station in life,” he says, “do it to the best of your abilities.”
The video, directed by R.M.L. and shot by J. Grove, keeps things straightforward, allowing the visual emphasis to remain on the artists. “The video moves just as the song does,” explains R.M.L., noting the different scenery – a ghost town. – for each artist’s verse. “It features each artist in their own light, just like the song does.”