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Cakes Da Killa's 'Gon Blow' Video is an Ode to Dance Culture

Photography: Eric Johnson

The rapper's Hedonism highlight features longtime collaborator Rye Rye. 

Cakes Da Killa pumps the beat on "Gon Blow," the Rye Rye-assisted standout off his debut studio album, Hedonism. Following music videos for "Talkin Greezy" and "Been Dat Did That," the New Jersey rapper has dropped yet another, this time pairing the aggressive sounds of "Gon Blow" with colorful animations by Ben Marlowe. Spliced together with black-and-white scenes from a party Cakes hosted, the video is a celebration of dance culture.

"The visual is a collaboration with myself, photographer Eric Johnson and animator Ben Marlowe," Cakes told Vibe. "For me, the track is all about movement, so we included some B-roll from a party Eric and I threw. Ben's animations helped add some dance sequences to the video, because dance culture influences my music a lot, and I feel there is a disconnect between that and rap culture lately."

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This isn't the first time Cakes has collaborated with Rye Rye, the M.I.A. affiliate whose debut rap album Go! Pop! Bang! was one of 2012's strongest, unsung releases. The pair also joined forces on "Get 2 Werk" off Cakes' Hunger Pangs mixtape, another high-energy cut that opens with New York's Contessa Stuto proclaiming her Cunt Mafia realness.

Watch Cakes Da Killa's "Gon Blow" video, below.

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