Niko IS dropped the "Carmen"-video feat. Talib Kweli we worked on earlier this winter. "Carmen" is off the Brutus album, a track with inspiration from Niko's mother who's name is Carmen.
"I’m an only child, I don’t got no siblings. My mother is really all I have. That’s like my inspiration and my vibe. She’s done a lot of crazy things in the past that’s inspired me." - Niko SOHH.com.
Talib Kweli colaborates on this track while Thanks Joey produced it, along with a majority of Niko's recent tracks.
Over a two-day shoot all was recorded in Oslo, Norway - predominately Tøyen, Kampen and The Botanical Garden of Oslo. The second day of shoot consisted of a drenching 22-hour shoot late in the rainy and stormy night. Location of the restaurant used was Trancher Grünerløkka, a cozy and classic location where they serve dry aged entrecôte.
Big up to whole crew that came through to get this together!
Cast: Victoria Abma, Rodney Hawthorne
Dir/edit: Nima Taheri (@nimawashere)
2nd unit DOP: Henrik Efskin (@henrikefskin)
2nd unit: Sully Reed
Line Prod: Mon Monique
Makeup artist: Caroline Sørensen Skaget
Makeup artist: Maj Karin Øyen
Styling: Sissel Torsvik, Caroline Sørensen Skaget
Camera equipment: Eirik Tyrihjel
Norwegian designer Andreas Malo Dyb contributed with his footwear design Kastel, and The Dudes Factory with black MEAT tee.
RED camera equipment: groovyentertainment.com