Stu Bangas & Vanderslice are still riding high on the success of their recent album, Diggaz With Attitude, released in late summer via Man Bites Dog Records. The album, which has been met with high acclaim and strong reviews, featured the likes of Roc Marciano, The Alchemist, Evidence, Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled, Planet Asia, La Coka Nostra, and more, including Apathy and Wais P, both of whom appear on the latest single from the album, “Vikings”.
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On August 28th, producers Stu Bangas and Vanderslice will release their new album, Diggaz With Attitude, via Man Bites Dog Records. Already, the producer duo has released a video for “The Gusto,” a high-powered collaborative track that features The Alchemist, Evidence, Roc Marciano, and Apathy, and with the rest of the album, fans can look forward to an equally impressive list of guests, with the likes of Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Celph Titled, Blaq Poet, and many more showing up throughout the LP. Today, Stu & Vander are releasing the LP’s second official music video, for the track “Casino Royale.”
“Casino Royale” features Apathy and Blacastan, and the video, directed by R.M.L. and premiered today by AllHipHop.com as the site’s Heater Of The Day, was shot, fittingly enough, at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. The video opens with shots of Apathy and Blacastan in the back of a stretch limousine, head to toe in formal wear, before they hit the casino floor, rapping and gambling – and often rapping about making money (“I make green like photosynthesis/My dough replenishes,” exclaims Apathy) – while splitting time in a penthouse suite partying with salacious women.
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.”