Watch Alexander Spit's Grimy, Chilling 'That's Spit' Video

Los Angeles MC prefers to stay in the shadows

Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Last month we introduced you to Los Angeles rapper Alexander Spit, a grainy-voiced upstart whose vibe is equal parts Bay Area pimp shit and Hunter S. Thompson swag. His video for "A Breathtaking Trip," a SPIN premiere, found the young MC on a Fear and Loathing-style adventure with a nude Lana Del look-alike in tow. Despite being filmed in the harsh light of a desert day, the clip had a decidedly dark feel that reigns once again in the just-out short for "That's Spit."

In this one, also hailing from his January 29 Decon debut, A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside, Alexander dwells entirely in the shadows. He raps from atop a filthy mattress in a gnarly squatters' hovel, later emerges from the trunk of a classic car in order to spark a J, and otherwise stalks a dingy brick alley while wearing a hoodie printed with the word "THIZZ" on the back. (That's Oakland talk for ecstasy, if you didn't know.) The chorus is simple, workmanlike, and definitive: "I spit, I spit, I innovate, and that's it."

Direction comes from the same crew who brought us those enthralling unofficial clips for the Weeknd and Frank Ocean in 2011 — L.A.-based music video pirates High5Collective.

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