You are now watching the official music video for “Spaceships & Hoodbitches” by Iceberg Black, available worldwide via Babygrande Records. Video directed by Shomi Patwary. Track produced by Iceberg Black.
Iceberg Black has carved out a lane of his own in hip-hop, using self-produced beats and a prolific work rate to set himself apart from the surplus of rappers in today’s game. As an artist who’s constantly creating, he does not sacrifice quality in his work – he’s curated a distinctively gritty style, accentuated by production consisting of sparse melodies and booming 808s. He’s a self-made artist in every sense, making his come-up in the uber-competitive New York hip-hop scene even more impressive. In anticipation of his upcoming album, “The Mothership,” which will be released on October 22nd, Iceberg Black makes his 2021 debut with the captivating music video for “Spaceships & Hoodbitches.”
Directed by Shomi Patwary, the video takes viewers on a futuristic journey through Iceberg Black’s hometown, as he flexes in dapper attire and fancy cars. The video feels otherworldly and perfectly complements the track, which feels and sounds well ahead of its time. Patwary pairs a captivating storyline with VFX and quick cuts to engage viewers throughout the video. It’s a mesmerizing on-screen performance from Iceberg Black and sets a high bar for his visuals going forward.
“‘Spaceships & Hoodbitches’ was the name of my first mixtape,” Ice recounts. “This was around high school and before I made beats. I ripped a bunch of beats from either SoundClick or YouTube at the time and made them my own. I was recording before then, but this was the first time I felt as if I was ready to share it and the incredible response encouraged me to move forward as a full time recording artist and producer.”
The self-produced track is Iceberg Black’s best performing track to date, racking up nearly two and a half million streams on Spotify alone. Over an ominous vocal melody and fiery drums, Iceberg Black creates an anthem that leaves listeners wanting more. His delivery is confident and effortless – it sounds like he’s merely talking into the mic, yet the track brings enough energy to create a mosh pit out of first-time listeners.
Regarding his album, “The Mothership,” Ice believes it’s a “a definitive piece of work” for him.
“It encompasses everything I’ve been through, where I’m at currently and where I plan to go,” he says. “I’ve been working on it for some years now and never would I have ever imagined I’d have the opportunity to truly share my art with the world. So since I actually have that opportunity, I’m going to take advantage of it.
“I remember submitting material to countless blogs for years on end to no avail and slowly grinding via sharing music on social media, which eventually worked in my opinion. I’m extremely excited to finally have the chance share this with the world watching and one of the best feelings is knowing how proud the people who’ve been listening to me before will be.”
Director: Shomi Patwary
Production Company: Illusive Media
Photography: Fulani Jabri
Cover Art by: Bloo Woods
Track Produced by: Iceberg Black
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