PREMIERE: Benny Cassette ft. Pell “Bombs (Over Baghdad)” Video
The G.O.O.D. Music producer and Pell re-work a classic joint, and deliver a striking visual to go along with it.
Kicking off the new year with a gift to his fans, G.O.O.D. Music producer Benny Cassette presents “Bombs (Over Baghdad)” featuring Pell, a re-work of an OutKast classic. Today, Mass Appeal premieres the official music video for the track, which finds the two artists taking a late-night run through the city streets. However, things ultimately take a turn for the worse, resulting in a moving visual with a message. We reached out to Benny to get the story behind the song and corresponding video.
Mass Appeal: How did the collaboration with Pell come about?
Benny Cassette: My manager played me Pell’s music a while ago, before anyone really knew who he was. When he made his first trip out to Los Angeles, we got in the studio and messed around with some ideas. I was immediately a fan. He has great ideas and is a great all-around artist. We kept in touch, and when I was working on “Bombs (Over Baghdad),” I just felt he would be a great addition to it. I played it for him, he loved it, jumped on it, and here we are.
What made you decide to take OutKast’s “Bombs Over Baghdad” a step further?
It’s always been one of my favorite OutKast songs, and when I was listening to it again, I thought it was crazy that the song is so old but still has so much meaning in the present. I wanted to flip the chorus and then come up with some verses that spoke about what’s going on now.
Explain the concept of the video for us.
We wanted to do a video about random people whose lives are forced to intersect. Pell and I are these lost marathon runners trying to find our way, Miyoko is a distraught girl that’s dealing with a loss in her life, and the little boy becomes our guardian angel. It seems more abstract then it really is, but the concept actually is just a metaphor for what all of us were personally going through when we shot it. In the end, we all end up alright.
What can we expect from Broken Hearts & Dollar Signs when it drops?
Good, honest, raw music that will make you miss your ex, call your mom, delete your social media, and hopefully make you feel like the world isn’t ending.