Updated: Apr 11, 2019
The film follows hood culture in how there is joy still found where obvious pain exists.
With the amount of heart and effort that went into Everything's for Sale from music production to visuals this should be considered the standard in the rap game.
Everything’s for Sale a short film on Boogie’s album, Everything’s for Sale, is a montage reflecting on his artistic contribution to music. Opening with Tired/Reflections
As a blunt is being passed around the relaxed mood is interrupted by a gunshot, smoke blown, transitioning to a scene with a black man smoked out presumably by the police in the street. The next scene moves on to a young school girl delivering cookies to an old couple she is then asked to perform for them “can you dance? can you sing?” which May imply that black people are only good enough for singing or dancing. Nothing more beyond that.
Skydive is the next song.
In which Boogie is seen in a room with a beautiful woman intimacy and vibrations makes them levitate. Black love at its purest form which is interrupted by the young school girl. These are the realities of living in a black household, it is always full.
The young girl is shooed away and as she walks into the kitchen she witnesses her parents arguing in the kitchen “don’t put your hands on me” the lyrical opening to Whose Fault.
She seems to be confused by the ordeal which can be translated to the beginning of innocence being lost. As she stomachs her dinner her parents linger the background and their past-selves slow dance in the living room, to the very song she was singing earlier to.
Eyes closed a metamorphosis proceeds to Boogie during a photoshoot mocking 'skrr skrrr' culture with its opening lyric as:
“Please no more meeting at SOHO. Please no more meeting with broke hoes”
A doll that looks like Boogie is taken by a man home then the living room scene with a mother/daughter duo dance in the living in room. The film follows hood culture in how there is joy still found where obvious pain exists. Scene. A woman dances by her lonesome in the mirror admiring self which is disturbed by a knock on the door.
Compton, the film then shows American culture a barbecue and a garage sale. Then the narrative of Boogie’s reality explores an outer reality when he notices a Mingjani Masquerader of the Pende Tribe in Congo appears on the street, it would be interesting to find out why this cultural reference is made apart from visual appeal.
A funeral procession then happens right in front of his eyes, highlighting how common death in his neighborhood is with Texan men on horses taking the lead.
Outro, Boogie is seen holding a baby, presumably his and hands touching his head a religious sign of being blessed.
A heartfelt album with meaningful messages in each song and video. Boogie is one of those hidden gem's in the rap game I can only hope he does not remain that way.