Watch Mr MFN eXquire’s Post-Sandy ‘Fuck 1 Time’ Video
New York rapper gets dystopian in lower Manhattan
Hurricane Sandy’s music-related output could soon qualify as “prolific.” Not a full week after 12-12-12 benefit concert, Mr MFN eXquire has shared a video shot during those eerie, fraught days when the storm left lower Manhattan without electricity. Accordingly, the “Fuck 1 Time” clip, directed by previous eXquire visual collaborator Shane Annas, shows the recently name-abbreviating New York rapper spitting rhymes in the shadows, near deserted subway stops and on streets lit only by the blinking red and blue of emergency vehicles. Despite a blowjob joke involving Juno, the song’s paranoid rhymes and jazzy keyboard bloops actually suit the visuals well. The song comes from eXquire’s recent mixtape The Man in the High Castle, a reference to a dystopian Philip K. Dick novel, and although there’s certainly nothing as heavy here as the fucking Nazis winning World War II, it’s at once an effective bit of do-it-yourself storytelling and a time capsule from a literally dark time.