Danger Mouse and Black Thought reimagine Times Square in an AI-rendered video for new track "Because" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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King of collaboration Danger Mouse is at it again. This summer, the GRAMMY award-winning producer is teaming up with hip hop legend Black Thought of The Roots to release Cheat Codes, their new full-length album. The duo shared singles “No Gold Teeth” and “Because” in the last few weeks, and are continuing to tease the highly anticipated record today with a new music video for “Because.”

Shot in a single take, “Because” is a mash-up of real footage and AI altered imagery. In this imagined meta-verse, Danger Mouse and Black Thought occupy the big screens of an uncannily empty Times Square. Emerging rappers Russ and Joey Bada$$ trade lines on the song as well, showing the future of the genre as well as its legacy. 

Jaunt through an alternate reality NYC to the soulful and timeless-yet-innovative sound of Danger Mouse X Black Thought’s “Because” at the link below. And stay tuned for the full album release on August 12th via BMG.

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