dEnAuN aka Mr. Porter is back with a little help from his friends in a fun animated adventure of a rap video shoot gone way wrong. Hannibal Buress plays the diner owner where dEnAuN wants to film his video for ‘Cooking“.
Directed by Stack Moses and animated by Romio No E, dEnAuN and Marv Won’s intro skit is also a hint of their future animated skit series presently in production.
“If you say you gonna put two people like this on a song you gotta understand what you’re putting yourself into, which is a ring of fire,” DeNaun told us in our interview. “There’s no way to get out so you better have a sword and shield and know how to use it. I’ve always rapped next to the likes of Em so I don’t feel there’s anybody I can’t get on a song with. I set the tone for it and then they destroyed it [laughs]. I knew it was gonna happen. I had “Scenario” in mind. A lot of people do features and it doesn’t have an effect [but here] everybody has their stand-out, that’s the producer in me. I had already heard Royce’s verse so after I got past the fear of hearing what Royce was gonna do to the song, then I actually heard it I said ‘Ok, I’m bleedin’ but I ain’t dead.’ But then Pharoahe got on it and I was like ‘shit.’”
Watch the video to “Cookin” above and our interview with DeNaun below: