The World Famous Tony Williams is looking like a King with a great album out now. Title track to his debut album. Directed by 3 Little Digs. Cameos from Mickey Factz, Donnis, GLC and more. Tony has a long explanation blog about the video’s history and long delay after the jump.
Previously: Video: Tony Williams – Sleepover
“‘Let me start off by saying that what I’m about to report is one hundred percent accurate and true, at least to the best of my recollection. In April of 2010 I posted stills on my blog site (What Is Hip!! According To The World Famous Tony Williams. tonywilliamsmusic.wordpress.com) from the video shoot for King or The Fool. That would be the King or The Fool version that showed up on my 2010 mixtape, The World Famous Tony Williams: FINDING DAKOTA GREY. As stated in that 2010 post, I had lofty expectations for the final project.
That video was shot in Atlanta at Tree Sound Studios by Count Justice of the 3 Little Digs. I happened be slumming around the studio that particular weekend… just piddling around… Justice (who is first and foremost an engineer and producer) started cooking up beats that morning and Paul Revear and I penned lyrics to “Not The One” and then I laid a rough vocal. That same rough vocal was the one you heard on SOME OF MY BEST RAPPERS ARE FRIENDS. We also laid the first vocal draft for ‘SLEEPOVER’ that weekend.
Anyway, back to that video. We ended up making a few calls and in a few hours we had a studio full of hotties and several of my homies/rapper friends. Friends like Donnis, Naledge (Kidz In The Hall), Mickey Factz, Kyle Lucas, Mama Sol, CyHi Tha Prince, G.L.C., and Sean Falyon…… Reason being, the directors soon to be known as 3 Little Digs had recently purchased new camera and editing equipment. You see, this was the first full fledged music video venture they had undertaken. Are plan was to service the video to the internet within a few weeks but something went wrong. Something went terribly wrong and what had happened was this- Aliens infiltrated the studio and made off with about a terabyte of data from a hard drive. More specifically, the hard drive that contained the data from the video shoot. The type of aliens that morph into human physical form, like the ones from Men In Black. It was later learned that they had posed as interns.
For two years now we’ve been collecting intelligence pertaining to this clan of alien’s modus operendum while preparing to raid their headquarters and retrieve our data. Three weeks ago we got the tipoff that we needed, and led by James “Groove” Chambers (producer) and the others of the Three Little Digs crew, Lawrence O’Connor, Tristin McClain, Count Justice, Prentis Brown and myself, launched an attack on the aliens hideout. We caught them by surprise but that’s not to say that it wasn’t ugly. In fact it was downright scary. We all managed to escape with our lives and the stolen data although while fleeing, “Groove” chambers, who I think used to be some kind of track and field athlete, fell and lost the data containing the footage of Cyhi The Prince, Naledge and about fourteen of Atlanta’s coldest skrippas.
We still don’t know what motives the aliens had for stealing our data, but it’s very coincidental that since then, recordings have been made with Donnis (“Outta Here”), Sean Faylon, (“Slow Down” and “Welfare), as well as appearances on SOMBRAF by G.L.C. (“Not The One”), Mickey Factz (“Hero In The Morning”), Mama Sol (“Hero In The Morning” and “You Got Soul”), Naledge (“Put Me Back Together”), Kyle Lucas (“Put Me Back Together” and “Caught Up”) and Cyhi Tha Prince (“Caught Up”). We may never know…. doo doo doo doo-doo doo doo doo (Twighlight Zone Melody).
Hats off to the entire 3 Little Diggs crew for burning the candle at both ends to this video edited expeditiously.
Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare yourself for … From The World Famous Tony Williams: FINDING DAKOTA GREY MIXTAPE…’King or The FOOL’, the video….'”