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Watch a Dystopic Video for RL Grime's New Single, "Core"

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We’re consistently fascinated by the Jekyll and Hyde duality the baby-faced producer Henry Steinway’s creativity is able to inhabit. Its latest iteration takes the form of “Core,” a new RL Grime track put out by WeDidIt. Vaguely mystical Egyptian melodies intermingle with a pull-no-punches trap beat as Who do the shit that I do, a sample from Trick Daddy and Trina’s ’98 banger “Nann Nigga” bleeds in and out. It's the first single from Grime’s upcoming album set to be released this fall, and it comes with some pretty heavy visuals—courtesy of David Rudnick (who has handled art direction for Evian Christ) and Daniel Swan. Equal parts ‘70s Bond movie intro and Ridley Scott sci-fi imagery, the video pulls from the track’s blaring sirens and dystopic build, amplifying the sense of impending violence. Keep an eye out for RL Grime’s new album later this year, and for an amusingly detailed semantic breakdown of the meaning and implications of "Nann," pop over here.

Watch a Dystopic Video for RL Grime's New Single, "Core"