Washington, D.C.—The collaborative duo of rapper/audio engineer Thraxx King and multimedia artist Maps Glover has yielded more audiovisual complements, this time regarding King’s project Tribe Ties.
Similar to “The Master of Sound’s” 2018 LP and singles Project 72, “Anarchy,” and “Talking about Nuclear War,” Glover has once again designed King’s cover art. A much simpler illustration than past covers still provides a puzzling composition, though, as Thraxx King is drawn from behind looking at a painting that resembles an identical image shown on his jacket.
What’s more, however, is their link up in Thraxx’s new music video for “Mula on Medula,” the third song on his latest 19-minute offering complete with high-pitched chords that mimic plucks on a sitar. Glover’s paintings, sketches, and sculptures he has been making inside A Creative D.C.’s studio space in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., inform the backdrop of the visual.
It’s an intimate space that becomes all the more personable as viewers get a front row seat to both King and Glover bopping around and interacting with different art media. Watch the video above and catch another live performance of “Mula on Medula” this Thursday, January 31 as part of Glover’s closing show to his 27-day residency at A Creative D.C., Don’t speak to the artist while in practice.