Shot in Fairview Heights, Illinois, Nick Menn’s “Line ‘Em Up” video is anything but family-friendly. And that’s perfectly ok.
1. No one will ever confuse me for Siskel or Ebert, but the cinematic element of the visual makes “Line” more than simply three guys rapping in front of a camera for the sake of “shooting a video.” It’s almost like an unofficial early trailer for Saw 12 (or whatever one they’re on these days) or a future episode of Criminal Minds.
2. That hook is already stuck in my head.
3. Rockwell and Tef Poe toe tag their verses, which is appropriate given the nature of the video.
4. Expect to find “Line ‘Em Up” on Menn’s Goon Road set to drop mid-October – a project Nick describes as “the perfect American, drug-induced horror story.”
5. Also, be on the lockout for our very own DJ Trackstar crafting a sampler-type project for Menn this fall.