Video Week: Dynasty, 'Epic Dynasty' (featuring DJ Premier)
One of tbt*'s 2011 Ultimate Local Artists, Dynasty has gotten lots of love from big-name rappers passing through Tampa Bay. She's opened for the likes of Talib Kweli, Big Daddy Kane and the Wu-Tang Clan (and, recently, solo Raekwon).
So it's only natural that she gets a national co-star for her new video for Epic Dynasty. Directed by Jeff Osborne, the stylish clip showcases downtown Tampa's buildings, riverfront and that famous "Tampa" postcard mural. Part of it was shot at the Orpheum in Ybor City. It also features a cameo appearance from legendary producer DJ Premier of Gang Starr fame. Premier also produced the track.
"That was really cool to have him come down here, shooting with us all day. I thought it would be like, 'You guys have him from 12 to 1, this really rigid schedule. But he came, hung out all day. I'm really excited by it."
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*