INTRATECQUE

When people TRY to go left for the sake of being different, it usually comes across as phony. Which comes from not knowing who you are. As a person. As an artist. Not judging, just stating the facts. And the facts say, that the majority of semi-professional rap acts, tend to stick to what has already worked. Sax G doesn't seem to care. He continues to glide through the current landscape of 20-somethings "creatives", with a naivety that makes him almost oblivious to what's already worked. Then does just the opposite. To prove a point? Maybe. In this Roger Habon Jr. directed, short film interpretation of Tu Me Manques, Sax sheds the often-seen, tough-guy bravado, that most of his peers portray. Instead, he provides a thoughtful, wordless scenario of the awkward expressions of distant love. His mindful interaction with artist/choreographer/expressionist, Takiyah Ward, is special. Her ability to lose herself in the music, and convey a wordless message through her performance, provides Sax with a equal to trade ideas with. Stripped down with no effects, no makeup, or wardrobe. Just the basics so you get the point. The small, subtle details that convey Sax's emotions, may have been lost on viewers in the midst of other distracting images and messages. The clenching of his jaw for example, which clearly shows Sax's frustration level, was a brilliant way to communicate those feelings. The absence of flashy [or just dope in general for that matter] clothing and accessories made this less about perception, but more about the communication barrier that sometimes exists between 2 people in a relationship. Especially when you really miss someone....

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