Carlos infused his live action promo with an animated aesthetic creating a cut out effect for the experimental LA hip hop outfit Clipping. Rapper, Daveed Diggs, also known for his starring role on Broadway in Hamilton, delivers a deadpan performance, peppered with dance routines. The ensemble cast offer a playful tone, juxtaposing the darker hip-hop tropes contained in the lyrics. The video received the coveted Vimeo Staff Picks on its release.
Viewers are transported to the beach on a surreal trip in Carlos López Estrada’s guerrilla style video, Summertime, for experimental hip hop band Clipping. Simultaneously concealing the identities of the beach-dwellers through superimposed cutouts of Clipping’s lipsyncing face, Carlos penetrates the glamorous veneer of LA’s muscle men and beach babes with a healthy dose of humour. The shoot is punctuated by Carlos being arrested, capturing a moment of stark reality in contrast to the city’s picture perfect setting.