Video: Greenspan Climbs the Stairway to Heaven with Smash
Rapper Greenspan was one of the many musicians who contributed a previously unreleased track to City Paperâ€™s Big Baltimore Playlist. And now that track, â€śMake Believe,â€ť has a celebratory video directed by Akio Evans. Both the song and the video are vibrant and brimming with life, which is ironic since they heavily feature posthumous appearances from Smash, the beloved Baltimore rapper who passed away unexpectedly this past February.
The technology may not be Tupac hologram-level dazzling, but itâ€™s still clever how Evans weaves archival footage of Smash into a clip full of Greenspan paying tribute to him, while partying in front of the City of Gods boutique with a marching band amidst cameos from Skarr Akbar and The Wireâ€™s Felicia â€śSnoopâ€ť Pearson. Greenspanâ€™s new album Stairway To Heaven is due out this fall, and on August 31 you can see the rapper put on typically energetic and inspired live performances at the Shake And Bake Family Fun Centerâ€™s Back 2 School concert, and also at PEDXâ€™s Glory: A Night of Art and Fashion.