I don’t know much about this Compton-based cat H.O.P.E, the dude is on some innovative ish. This H.O.P.E. affiliated promo for Jean Charles de Castelbajac’s fashion collection might be, quite possibly, the best video I’ve seen in 2009 so far.
The H.O.P.E tribute to J Dilla, the Flying Lotus produced track “Love, Lotus,” is the second best video of 2009 in my opinion, with some very cool stop motion oragami animaiton by artist Sipho Mabona.
H.O.P.E. is currently unsigned, but these videos are slowly making some buzz on the Internets thanks to his collaboration with the art world, So far he’s kept his West Coast, Compton mentality as well. This dude is definately gonna be one to watch in 2009. (via Beatlife)