Bay Area-based emcee and activist Equipto serves us the visual for his album cut “Godspeed”. The Laird-produced track has a smooth xylophone laced over head-nodding drums that keeps the listener engaged as Equipto stays true to his craft with dense lyrics and deft-defying flows. The visual is a tribute to his come-up as a rapper finding inspiration in his hometown and shows Equipto in his natural environment: showing off his craft and bigging up those around him. Directed by The How, the visual for the track features cameos from members of his Bored Stiff Crew, Stoney Hawk (A-Plus of Souls of Mischief and Sunspot Jonz of Living Legends), as well as Shag Nasty and The Watershed, among others.
“Godspeed” is taken from his latest LP, Few and Far Between which dropped this past March.
The campaign’s paired with a ticket giveaway contest, where contestants are encouraged to follow the official playlist for The Underground Railroad Tour via Spotify, where one winner is selected at random per day, and awarded with a pair of tickets to their show the following night. Here’s the contest link: http://sweeps.tweematic.com/turt
In addition to releasing the latest visual in his two-decades deep repertoire, Equipto is gearing up for The Underground Railroad Tour alongside his trustworthy deejay, DJ True Justice, along with Zion I, Vocab Slick, DJ Cavem, High Step Society, and his frequent collaborator, Michael Marshall (the voice of “I Got 5 On It” and theme song for The last Blackman in San Francisco), who has just been added to the tour. Set to kick off today (Wed, June 19) in Sebastopol, CA and conclude in Phoenix on July 7, Equipto promises his fans that he’ll deliver some of the most refreshing and spiritually invigorating Hip-Hop at all 18 tour stops as he represents on behalf of the city and culture that made him!
click here to follow the official playlist for The Underground Railroad Tour where select winners will be awarded complimentary tickets to various tour dates! Hit the Linktree for tour dates, ticket links/merch, and ticket giveaway contest