Watch: Pivot Gang’s Video For “Mortal Kombat”

A couple of months ago Pivot Gang put out You Can’t Sit With Us, an album that finds the collective fully in their bag. Since then I’ve listened to it over and over and honestly, it stands the test of repetition. I’ve talked about why this project is one of my favorite in the past so I’m not going to go super in depth here, but basically, if you’re still sleeping on this project you’re tweaking. One of my favorite tracks on their debut is “Mortal Kombat” which features California emcee Kari Faux. It’s one of the hardest tracks on the project and it’s one of Saba’s best verses on the album. Yesterday they put out the music video for “Mortal Kombat”. Just like the song the video is self-aware and classic – playing into and poking fun at rap video tropes. We find Pivot Gang members shooting dice with monopoly money on the street in LA, whipping in a convertible and they even use one of my favorite 90’s video stereotypes with the camera on the ground and everybody above looking down like they just beat your ass. Directed by Contact I think that this is the perfect music video for the song.

Stephen Kaplan