Technically, this is a mostly standard-issue video for a mostly standard issue radio-ready R&B song. Oakland's Adrian Marcel's "2AM," featuring Sage the Gemini, employs the same bubbling synth and slow-rolling drums that mark a DJ Mustard production, and the video illustrates quite literally the last push to seal the deal before the DJ announces last call the Oakland singer and his rapping wingman, Sage the Gemini, describe. But here, that simplicity is the charm; and the only thing not simple is Marcel's elaborately slicked back hair, but that's sort of charming, too. Marcel is readying The Weak After Next, a follow-up to last year's 7 Days of Weak Raphael Saadiq co-signed mixtape, for release later this year.
May 03, 2014