OLD SELF is the hip hop moniker of New Haven rapper Brian Springsteen. Recently, OLD SELF has shared his new album, Word Art Gallery, and has shared a music video for the song “Word Art”, directed by New Haven weirdo TV producers Mindplow. You can purchase the album via We Are The Karma Kids here.
Springsteen describes the record as pseudobiographical: an aging millennial rap man finds himself at corner of nostalgia sickness and questionable materialism. The green screen riddled video for “Word Art” visually embodies the same feeling: OLD SELF is subjected through a kaleidoscopic medley of junk culture yesteryear that confuses the line between meaning and meaningless.
Check out the video for “Word Art” below:
Old Self is on tour with BALD AFRO April 13-28. Dates below:
- 4/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Bushwick Public House* w/ Quelle Chris
- 4/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Losinno’s Crib
- 4/15 Charleston, WV @ The Boulevard Tavern
- 4/16 Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records
- 4/17 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
- 4/18 New Orleans, LA @ House Show
- 4/20 Morgantown, WV @ Retrotique
- 4/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Cousin Danny’s*
- 4/27 Super Secret Show*
- 4/28 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine*
*select dates with BIG BREAKFAST and the Karma Kids