I was recently introduced to OnCue, a local Connecticut rapper who just released a music video for his single “3AM”. The video showcases the Olympia Diner, a Connecticut landmark, and it looks extremely clean despite one’s traditional predispositions of classic diners. The malfunctioning neon sign is indicative to its natural state, and makes for some great shadows and fall-off. The vintage corvette does not exactly fit in with the neon, eclectic vibe, but the Maple Motel sign ties the video back to the original theme.
As far as lyrics, OnCue seems to have his own hip-hop/alternative style. He is able to rap on a solid beat, but still keep it slow and lowkey. Seeing that OnCue is still fairly underground, there is no clear confirmation that this video signals an upcoming album, but we shall see.
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