Following the release of their latest single and amidst an uneasy rise in national anxiety, 2nd Generation Wu (comprised of the sons of the Wu-Tang Clan) is exploring the simplicity of joy, premiering the blissful video for “Heaven on Earth” featuring producer J. Glaze (Young Money, Q-Tip, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Gift of Gab) on Substream Magazine today, Friday October 9th.
“With this visual, I wanted to go with a more artistic aesthetic to satisfy the inner filmmaker in me,” explains 2nd Generation Wu frontman iNTeLL. “So my wife [artist Prema777] and I came up with the concept that heaven on earth can be as simple as having a good time with friends. The video was shot by Prema777 and edited by me and we think it compliments the vibe of the song very well. Special thanks to the cinematic subjects that volunteered their image to bring this short film to life.”
Watch “Heaven on Earth” on Substream Magazine here:
“‘Heaven on Earth’ was actually the very next track 2GWU worked on with J. Glaze after ‘7.O.D.’,” continues iNTeLL. “It’s a very different sound, but we were looking to push the envelope and be different. I don’t ever want to be predictable. After we layered the vocals, Glaze went in with his trumpet and bodied it, only intending to keep part of it but we were like ‘nah that whole solo gotta stay.’ The title is referring to my personal feelings about the combination of Great Marijuana and Great Vagina, both allowing you to possibly experience Heaven on Earth.” The song embraces their defined sound, combining jazzy, old-school, Wu-style loops with modern production for an icy atmosphere punctured by powerful vocals.