Scarborough Toronto’s very own lyrical assassin Asun Eastwood has just dropped one of the illest music videos for his latest, highly anticipated joint, “Verified Account”. Onaje Jordan from Chicago laced the track with the fire beat, and it will be featured on their upcoming collaborative album titled Danger My Ally — set to drop mid-November. Keeping the circle tight, the video was directed by Mercenary, and you will recognize a lot of the usual suspects making their trademark cameo appearances. While a majority of the scenes weren’t entirely planned out, the crew just went with the flow on the spot and it came together organically.
For this video, Asun wanted to revive the concept reminiscent of Jay-Z’s “Streets is Watching”. Mercenary nailed it with the visuals and brought everything to life. He always steps it up a notch with the creativity, so the demand for his services is guaranteed to go up. The main antagonist in this video is played by upcoming actor Shane Marriott. Scenes were shot at locations, such as Shear Brilliance Hair Studio, which is owned by one of Asun’s friends, and Susan’s Diamond & Fine Jewelry. An excellent night shot took place on a rooftop complete with the goons on deck.
Always freshly fitted and maintaining a trademark immaculate beard, Asun shines both as an emcee and as a fashion connoisseur. He dropped his project NIMBUS last year, followed by the very personal compilation album Hollywood Briggs. The man does groundbreaking damage when he takes hold of the mic, calling out the fakes and phonies. Asun has been changing the game along with his fellow comrade and frequent collaborator Daniel Son. His delivery is cool, calm and collected without having to try too hard. When he spits vicious bars, he almost appears to be taunting his opponents, and does so in a menacing, yet effortless manner.
Always working with the best, Asun has also done tracks with Saipher Soze, who just released Kanibull Rising with Finn in July. Whenever Asun teams up with Daniel Son, they compliment each other easily and respectively. Their last joint together that dropped was the Futurewave produced “Underbelly“. These emcees came a long way and have a unique underground sound that sets them apart from what a lot of other artists out in Toronto are doing. Take Asun’s unique verbal tactics, throw production from Uncle D.O.E or Futurewave into the mixing pot, and the final product is guaranteed to be cooked to perfection. Also check out Asun’s Uncle D.O.E produced single “Wing Stop“, that dropped in mid-August, which features Estee Nack.
PREMIERE: Watch “Verified Account” Video