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Video Premiere: Ana Tijoux, “Elefant”

March 24, 2011


In February, Chilean rapera Ana Tijoux was in LA and up for a Grammy. She lost to Grupo Fantasma—who cares? On the "brisk, fine, and sunny" Saturday before the ceremony, Jon and Forest Casey captured Ana about town, at a benefit lunch with Flying Lotus and the long-lost Bilal, during a headlining set at the Bootleg Theater and performing her hit "1977" in session with The Roots at their annual awards jam at the Music Box. In a rainbow chevron beaded cuff, cherry sneakers and matching varsity jacket Tijoux looks as effortlessly functional and gorgeous as Badu in Austin, her ease and rational wit evident. The Caseys multiplied Tijoux in most of the shots—she looks like her own army, built to last. Get her latest mixtape, with production from Jaylib, Waajeed and Jake One right here.

Video Premiere: Ana Tijoux, “Elefant”