Pyramid Vritra Expresses What A Rap Video Looks Like to Him in ‘Spool’
Pyramid Vritra of Stones Throw presents a new video “Spool,” a track taken from his debut full-length released in February. Using a kaleidoscope of colors, Pyramid Vritra pays homage to favorite eccentric icons Gary Wilson and RuPaul, while stretching stereotypes and boundaries in what it means to him to look like a ‘rapper.’
Pyramid Vritra, on “Spool“:
“People often expect rappers and rap videos to be a certain way. Certain topics are covered. Certain things fit certain molds. RuPaul and Gary Wilson represent expression without boundaries within their fields. Most people would find Gary kind of weird. With his performances and lyrics, but he’s just making what he wants and expressing it how he wants. Same with Ru. Everything doesn’t have to be put into a box. Everything doesn’t have to sound or look like something else. The beat shouldn’t work. Its basically a bass line a kick and a snare for the majority of the song. But everything fits together and it works in the end.”
“Spool” was directed by Stella Kae and Karl Royce. You can listen to Pyramid Vritra’s full album, “Indra,” here.