Classified

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Thursday Video Hits post here on the hill, and it might’ve been even longer had Classified not made it easy on me. His Choose Your Own Adventure video series, based on the series of CYOA interludes or vignette-esque songs from his last album, Self-Explanatory was released a little while ago, so I thought I’d post up the info for it here in case folks have yet to see them.

 

We’ve often mentioned how we admire the all out hustle Classified displays in trying to get his music heard by as many people as possible, and this Choose Your Own Adventure video idea is no exception. There’s six videos, one for each of the CYOA songs on the album, and the fact that you can now see a visual for Class’ narrative shows the songs in a whole new light. To be honest, I wasn’t sure about whether or not I liked having these songs on the album, in my post on the album I said “not sure how I feel about these Choose Your Own Adventure skit-songs on the album. On the one hand it really is a good idea, and a smart way for Class to have his crew participate in the album. On the other hand, they stretch the album to an almost unwieldy 22 songs.” Looking at it now, I have to think Class had the vision of these vids in his head while doing the songs, and I think it validates having them on the album, becuase they turned out great and it gives him a another cool project to release some year on from the album’s original release.

 

Class & Co. have even taken the old-school fun even further by creating an 8-bit style site for the videos. Go to www.classifiedadventure.com and you can not only watch the vids, but you can win some Class swag as well:

 

The grand prize is VIP passes for you and a friend to any Classified show, a signed copy of Self Explanatory, and a handwritten lyric sheet written and signed by Class (winner chooses the song). There are also additional lyric sheets, signed CDs, and Classified prize packs up for grabs

 

That’s not too shabby my friends, so hit that site, or just start your own Classified-filled adventure below.

Classified - Choose Your Own Adventure #1

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MP3:: Classified - Choose Your Own Adventure 1

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MP3:: Classified - Choose Your Own Adventure 3

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