Nigeria-American rapper Ikey and his crew chronicle their day-to-day in the video for "Roslin's Basement," off the 'Green Card' EP.
<p>Nigerian-American rapper<strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/ikey/" target="_blank"> Ikey</a> </strong>comes through with the music video for "Roslin's Basement," the closing track on his recent <em>Green Card</em> EP. The <strong>Richy Guzman</strong>-directed visuals follow Ikey to Cameroonian-American producer <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/BlvckRoze" target="_blank">Blvck Rose</a></strong>'s (aka Roslin) basement, where a majority of the EP was written, and chronicle the crew's day-to-day as they record in their crammed home studio, play ball, and grill out.</p><p>The D.C.-based Ikey previously <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/ikey-interview-nigerian-american-rapper/" target="_blank">talked to Okayafrica</a> about the Nigerian influences on <em>Green Card</em>, "I actually helped get my mom her Green Card a couple years ago so that’s where I originally got the album idea from," he mentioned. "Spending my childhood in Lagos during its military rule and the return to democracy definitely inspired a lot of the stories I tell. I was also strongly influenced by Nigerian legends like <strong>Lagbaja</strong>, <a href="http://okayafrica.com/tag/fela-kuti" target="_blank"><strong>Fela Kuti</strong></a>, <strong>Oliver de Coque</strong> and <strong>Osadebe</strong> since that was the music in rotation growing up."</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p>What Ikey's latest video for "Roslin's Basement" below and, for more, revisit his fiery visuals for <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/ikey-when-we-were-kings-video/" target="_blank">"When We Were Kings,"</a> which detail Nigeria's war-torn history, and <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/ikey-olodo-video/" target="_blank">"Olodo."</a></p><p><span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="0211bab9238f06c42ada81985dd21e74"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8vnGvlmdn0g?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span></p>
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