Music videos are an essential part of storytelling in Hip Hop.
For Sacramento rapper Bugbee, they are a means of making astonishing movies with impressive lyrics and catchy hooks. The 26-year-old saw an influx of attention last year from his Above Average project and now he’s back for more. Today, Bugbee treats fans to his brand new video for “Fast Money,” a slow-motion banger accompanied by cinematic visuals.
“The “Fast Money” record represents getting to the bag by any means necessary,” Bugbee exclusively states. Check out the video and our interview below.
How did you initially get into writing and recording music?
I was selling weed to a dude in college who had a studio. He heard me freestyling one night and offered to give me his audio equipment to record and I dove in, kept learning, investing in myself and never looked back.
What is the inspiration behind the “Fast Money” visuals?
The “Fast Money” record represents getting to the bag by any means necessary. In life, there will always be obstacles whether women, friends, distractions in between you and what you desire and the only thing that’s really stopping you is you.
When people listen to the song, what do you want them to take away from it?
I want the listener to be motivated, inspired or any way able escape reality through the music.
Is there anyone in particular that you’ve been working with heavily to produce your next project?
My entire catalog thus far has been produced exclusively by Ted DIGTL with some co-production from Jon Wiilde. We have created our own ecosystem and were continuing to build a sound original to us that comes from the heart and soul. They remain as the collaborators I’m most excited to continue to work with.
What can people expect to hear on your forthcoming full-length release?
Desperado drops January 20th, this project is full of bangers, a lot of high energy music that really encompasses a lot of the skills and tools we have in the shed. Some would call it hip hop but we take pride in taking risks in genre-bending sound when we are in the lab cooking up. Call it what you want, ultimately, we want to create amazing, timeless music. The season has only just begun.
As far as music goes, what do you want people to remember you as?
People will always recognize the real from the fake. I want everyone to see me for me. I’m not a one-dimensional person at all so I don’t like to make one-dimensional music and I think this project reflects that. I want to continue to be an originator who inspires the listener.