Out west, Venice Beach’s sideshow of characters strangely amaze tourists. Not everyday do you get to see some street performers parading up and down the strip with live reptiles (snakes, lizards). At night though we see in Shafiq Husayn’s “Cheeba” video, Bilal strolling through Venice hanging out where there’s a little more normalcy, at the roller-skating rink.
For our first peek at Bilal’s return to music, director Kahlil Joseph brings the drama, shooting the outdoors of Venice in a grainy tone—a major departure from the fluorescent look of Venice. The other scenes are in black and white, where Shafiq, Bilal and company recreate the vintage atmosphere of jazz clubs of the past. Check out the clip after the jump.