In unlikely collaboration news, I have the unique opportunity to mention Gilbere Forte, Lex Luger and the 2005 film Memoirs of a Geisha in the same sentence. In the second installment of video director and creative Swiss Army Knife Jerome White’s #WhyNotWednesdays series, the surprisingly smoothed out track from Gilbere’s Eye of Veritas mixtape is paired with artfully edited footage from the aforementioned film. The versatile rapper/singer laments a once-torrid love affair that’s now as cold as a pimp’s heart.
Only traces of 20-year-old producer/wunderkind Lex Luger’s signature sound are found on this one. Booming 808s and rollicking stabs are swapped out for atmospheric synths and subtle melody. World War II era Japan has never sounded this good.
As a bonus, check Forte’s latest studio concoction, featuring Curt@!n$ and production by Don Cannon.
Gilbere Forte’ Feat. Curt@!n$ – “My City To Your City” (Prod. By Don Cannon)