Via The Awl: Random Axe, “The Hex” And 13 Other Songs About Voodoo, Juju, Mojo And Witchcraft by Dave Bry
The video for this song from Duck Down Records‘ indie-rap supergroup Random Axe is good looking but sort of confusing. It takes place in a hotel, where, in one room, rapper Guilty Simpson keeps a man tied to a bed while he builds a Rube Goldberg machine with which to kill him (kind of like if OK Go were James Bond villains.) Next door, Sean Price makes anthrax powder to send to record label offices and, for some reason, decides to taste some (!) as he’s concocting it. And in another room, Black Milk, who produced the track, plays poker. The coolest thing about all of it to me is the title, “The Hex,” which places Random Axe in excellent musical company.