It's Funky Enough / The D.O.C. / Tamra Davis / 1989
I had been making videos for Tone Loc and Young MC, and they were going up the charts. The videos took people that nobody had ever heard of and all of sudden they were selling millions of records. Then I got a call from Eazy-E and he said, “I’ve got an artist and I want you to do the video.” Like a businessman, he wanted to hire me. I was like, “Where do you want to meet?” And he said, “I’m going to meet you in the president’s office at Capitol Records.” I knew he wasn’t on Capitol Records, so that was kind of weird. So then I go, and there he is in the president’s office and I was like, “What are you doing here?” And he said something about how he wanted to show me how much of a big deal he was, that he could kick that guy out of his office. It was crazy. I’m somebody who would laugh at something like that, so I started laughing.
I was watching all these western and noir kind of films. I wanted to film them in a classic, bad guy western sort of style with cinematic black and white. ➡︎
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