For The Record is a track of its times – young artists of colour from various backgrounds coming together to cypher on the realities of their lived experience. The song came out of an organic collaboration between Cape Town-based producer and rapper Laudable, and musical artists Samurai Farai, Būjin, and eND.
FTR’s multi-varied offerings mélange hip-hop sounds in new ways while recalling artists like J. Cole, Left Eye, J Dilla, and Golden Era vibes reminiscent of early Jill Scott. Following its recording, eND AKA Elijah Ndoumbé, worked with DOP Thandi Gula-Ndebele to create the music video. The visuals follow a similar theme to the music, collectively and effortlessly crafted through artistic practice and creative flow – the intention was to be present for the process. The following photos were taken on 120mm film by Elijah Ndoumbé, chronicle moments in the time taken behind the scene throughout the day of the shoot.
Photography and words by Elijah Ndoumbé.
Photographer: Elijah Ndoumbé Direct of Photography (Music Video): Thandi Gula-Ndebele Editor: (Music Video): Elijah Ndoumbé Song Production: Laudable Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Biographies (Provided by Artists) eND AKA Elijah Ndoumbé is a Queer and Trans performance artist of color, photographer, filmmaker, and writer whose senses strive towards embodied ways of moving through. They thrive in creative connection.