In addition to showing off his funky new single, Philly rapper Lawrence Arnell pays homage to one of the greatest comedy films ever in his deceptively hilarious video for “Proof Positive.”
In the visuals shot by Jimmy Giambrone and directed by Baby Blak, the rapper once known as Diamondback—who you may recognize the name from collaborations with Jedi Mind Tricks and AOTP—at first seems to be setting up some rather dubious plans. Why’s he meeting with that woman to buy bananas? And why is she holding a box of doughnuts from Dunkin?
Well, without giving too much away, it’s apparently part of a Beverly Hills Cop-inspired scheme to mess with some local cats who may have some beef with Arnell. Entertaining visuals aside, you’re also treated to the emcee’s top-tier rapping chops and a funky instrumental from slept-on Dallas producer, Rob Viktum, who produced the entirety of Arnells soon-coming proper debut album, Beast or Brethren.
01. Pressure Cooker 02. Dirty Larry 03. Proof Positive 04. Again for Sure/Soothe the Savages 05. Anti-Hero (feat. V-Zilla & Blacastan) 06. You Ain’t Got to Explain 07. Here’s the Situation (Interlude) 08. Real Recognize (feat. Frank Koufax, Baby Blak & Cru Cut) 09. Soon as the Sun 10. Bricks (feat. Des Devious) 11. Butcher Shop Politics (feat. Planet & V-Zilla) 12. When the Wind Blows (feat. Cru Cut) *All tracks produced by Rob Viktum