TI$A “Vote Obama” video directed by Kenzo

May 07, 2008

The link below is a great video for Sa-Ra front man Taz Arnold (TI$A)’s new song “Vote Obama”. My art is displayed prominently in this video and I make a cameo short enough to keep my un-funkiness from spoiling the infectious fun. Check it out.



Critically acclaimed recording artists Sa-Ra’s front man
Taz Arnold (TI$A) Shoots Music Video throughout Los Angeles
in Support of Sen. Barack Obama

Los Angeles, CA 5/2/08 – Taz Arnold (AKA TI$A), once front man to underground
hip-hop super group Sa-Ra formerly signed to Grammy award winning artist Kanye West’s label
Good Music, launches his solo career and dedicates his first single and accompanying celebrity
filled music video, “Vote Obama” in support of democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack
Obama.  Kanye West, Jay Z, Chris Brown, Travis Barker, Shepard Fairey, and Apl of The
Black Eyed Peas are among some of the celebrities, artists, and tastemakers that make a cameo.
As a producer and fashion icon, TI$A has worked with some of the music industry’s finest talents,
Dr. Dre, Erykah Badu, Iggy Pop, Jill Scott, N.E.R.D., Roberta Flack, Herbie Hancock, Lauren Hill,
John Legend, and Kanye West to name a few.  Additionally TI$A is preparing to unleash his new
clothing line, also called TI$A.  As part of the underground hip-hop super group Sa-Ra, TI$A has
gained strong cult followings in Japan, U.S.A., and Europe.  He is considered to be at the
forefront of the new wave of music and fashion, mixing high-end luxury brands with vintage and
original designs.  The international music scenes biggest tastemakers Gilles Peterson and Benji
B of BBC Radio amongst others have championed TI$A and his affiliates.  The “Vote Obama”
track was produced by Alfred Darlington AKA DAEDELUS who has released music on numerous
labels Internationally, in addition to collaborating and performing with artists such as N.E.R.D.,
Billy Preston, The Silver Apples, Sa-Ra, MF DOOM, Madlib, Busdriver, Justice, 2 Live Crew, Billy
Higgins, Prefuse 73, and many more. He is currently signed to UK label Ninja Tune, his next
release “Love To Make Music To” is due May 22nd, 2008.

As Americans, we are approaching a crossroads in the course of our history with the upcoming
presidential election.  In response to this pivotal moment in history, TI$A aims to inspire the youth
of America through music and fashion by way of the “Vote Obama” music video.  Shooting in Los
Angeles, “Vote Obama” features a who’s who of music industry, fashion, and tastemakers who
collectively represent all that is both American and international pop-culture. Kenzo Hakuta of
Nam June Paik Studios, Inc. directs the music video.  Kenzo Hakuta is a video artist and
filmmaker from NY who has had films in the Tribeca Film Festival and Mill Valley Film Festival, in
addition to being a prestigious Rockefeller Film Fellowship nominee.