Last week, Topaz Jones shared his new project, ARCADE, and today the New Jersey rapper is premiering the video for "Motion Sickness" on The FADER. His lengthy dreadlocks — grown for 9 years, as he recently told Pitchfork — are the focus of much of the video's colorful, abstract imagery. But what else would you expect from an artist devoted to the work of Earth, Wind & Fire, and Outkast? He's a musician that predates and exceeds pop's evolving relationship with funk, and seems committed to making music that outlasts any trend.
"'Motion Sickness' is fun to dance to but it's also about the push and pull of relationships," Topaz told The FADER over email, "so I wanted to represent that visually and show how any person who's been in your life stays with you in some way forever. I'm lucky enough to work with some of my best friends (rubberband) on visuals so no matter how crazy an idea was they found ways to make it work and relate back to the things I wanted to say with ARCADE."