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5 August 2020

Tears, Sweat, Blood

by Andrew MacGregor

DC: “Tears, Sweat, Blood” - 3 mins 11s

Rapper DC’s latest track ‘Tears, Sweat, Blood’ receives an artful promo courtesy of director LX, who knowingly blends realist grit with generic guile. While his entourage sport jumpers with the slogan ‘Only the Paranoid Survive’, the Londoner delivers a flowing yet grounded insight into life dodging lames, snakes, and “the white man who thinks I’m local dealing”.

Glimpses of blood, shattered glass, and a funereal downpour provide further clues to DC’s state of mind, as well as keeping viewers on their toes throughout. There’s also a refreshing lack of bluster to the piece, which promotes hard work and introspection over gratuitous excess. Two artists to keep tabs on.

Commissioner: Patricia Odje
Film Production: Greatcoat Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Dir. LX Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Natalie Steiner
Executive Producer: Kareem Adeshina
1st AD: Marcus Albertsen
Cinematographer: Sam Meyer
Gaffer: William Pope
Production Designer: Jade Mortimer
Editor: Dir. LX / Mosko

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