Directed by Jay Sprogell [Complex, Fader, Spin, Vibe], “Power-Ups” is the first video from Upstate NY producer and rapper Sammus’ latest EP, “Another M” (June 2014). Armed with Sprogell’s characteristically understated visuals, the video finds Sammus doing typical rap ish like stuntin’ on a stoop while sporting an anything-but-typical accessory in this (t)rap tribute to the classic Nintendo game Metroid.
You can find “Power-Ups” on Sammus’ afrofuturistic concept EP, Another M, available now on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and all other digital DSPS [NuBlack Music Group]. If you feel like rapping along, check out the annotated lyics on Rap Genius.
“Each time I listen to the EP I’m able to unpack more hidden meaning to the words she’s penned, and I’m given more food for thought.” – Scratched Vinyl
“Beatmaking rap superhero SAMMUS lets loose on her 3rd major project.” – Only Hip Hop
“She…has really great flow, with strong vocals that would make this a great album even without understanding the story or references at all.” – Fandomania