New York performance artist Zebra Katz wound up with an unlikely hit on his hands after his “Ima Read” took off with an assist from Diplo’s Mad Decent label. The intensely creepy video (revisit it below) has racked up over a million views to date, and the song has appeared everywhere from Azealia Banks’ Fantasea mixtape (as a cover version) to Rick Owens’ avant garde runway show where it was played on repeat for the entire event. His “Ima Read” collaborator Njena Reddd Foxxx, intensely stoic as ever, joins him again for the new song/video combo, “Pulla Stunt.”
Recorded at Red Bull Studios in London for menswear designer Alex Mattsson, the song is even more menacing than its predecessor, finding Zebra looking impossibly tough, alternately stunting in black leather from a mountainous landscape and riding through city streets with an evil-looking motorcycle gang. The production is brutally dark, and his delivery comes in a demon’s rasp — an “Arabian nights meets high society, Black Panther Brooklyn kind of flow,” as Katz told Red Bull.
Download “Pulla Stunt” via the SoundCloud player below, and then do your homework with “Ima Read.”
Zebra Katz and Njena Reddd Foxxx, “Ima Read”: