Denver, Colorado is noted as having produced some popular talents in today’s pop culture music scene. Not really noted for rap, recently the city had a visit from C.KHiD, a social media sensation. He sought out Denver’s Hip Hop culture, choosing the Yellow Feather cafe & other city locales for viral music video project, MonaLisa Lisa.
Who is this rapper guy, C.KHiD? C.KHiD is a ‘kinda famous’ Youtube Hip Hop artist, that’s declinded multiple recording contracts in pursuit of his dreams.
If familiar with new music but not C.KHiD, perhaps you are one of the rare few that has not seen his viral rap videos. With over 21 million YouTube views, the online rap sensation is easily one of the most recognized faces on Youtube in 2012.
In Denver temporarily, C.KHiD was inspired by the mile-high city’s various visuals and downtown activity in late 2011. He then made the choice to temporarily locate and shoot in the city’s downtown .
Courted by various local filming crews upon arrival, the social media rap star chose to work with in-demand video director , Shawn Ouwinga. The Denver raised director, who travels nationally shooting films, helped C.KHiD get familiar the city’s various sites and views.
Shortly after a few rides, C.KHiD chose some of the city’s most known sites for music video “MonaLisa Lisa”.
The first site, the Denver Skate Park & iron Gingerbread bridge locale, was used for a major portion of the video. C.KHiD performed his single “MonaLisa Lisa” there live, 5 times. The various takes around the ‘old iron bridge’ and skatepark, captured the scene well.
Of course, no 2012 music video is ok without beautiful people! C.KHiD made sure there were lovely ladies on the scene.
Director Shawn Ouwinga casted Denver-based models Ashley Harper, Allison Cloud, and Ruth Bustillos for the video. The three, played the roles of “MonaLisa Lisa”. Each being the center of C.KHiD’s affection, representing beauty coming from all ethnic backgrounds and nationalities.
The next site, “Yellow Feather Cafe”, was arranged by director Shawn Ouwinga, and lots of fun. On a Google-Youtube budget for the shoot, everyone grabbed snacks and warming drinks, as the director and assistant, prepared lighting.
Taking over the Denver coffee shop in its after-hours, C.KHiD and the video models shot brought the ‘big lights’ out and went to work. Stepping into character, the buzzing social media star, joked with Ashley, Allion, and Ruth.
The non-performance part of “MonaLisa Lisa” seemed natural. If you wanting flirting with girls for a job, you might want to follow C.KHiD’s career path.
Finishing the MonaLisa Lisa music video, months ago. It’s just recently the new song and rap video have began promotion.
If you love Denver, tune into the C.KHiD video channel at www.youtube.com/ckhid or google search “C.KHiD MonaLisa Lisa”.
C.KHiD’s latest album, “New Rap Songs”, releases tomorrow. Download the Hip Hop album or “MonaLisa Lisa” on ckhid.net or iTunes for .99cents.