Here's the long anticipated official music video for "Bigger Than This," the titular track from Pedro el Poeta's latest album. The video is a sort of tribute to 90's East Coast Hip-Hop videos in style and grit, with a modern vibe interlaced throughout. The lyrics capture the essence of many contemporary issues that we are experiencing throughout the country today. This is #conscioushiphop #realhiphop #fightmusic #biggerthanthis
Video by: Lost Compass Films
Special Thanks to: Jason B. from Lost Compass Films for a great job with the filming and editing; Nick Canning for helping conceptualize the video; Lance Quinn and DJ Suess for a great sounding track; Autumn Kay from AK47 Hair for the awesome braid designs in the video; All of my friends, fans, and fam, as well as the few celebrities who made an appearance in the video. Enjoy.
Warning! Explicit content.
About the Artist
Pedro el Poeta is an award-winning Hip-Hop/Spoken Word/Freestyle artist, an activist, a proud father of two, a teacher, and an Eckerd College graduate with a B.A. in Creative Writing. Born during the civil war in Nicaragua, Pedro immigrated to the U.S., becoming a political refugee at the age of six, and grew up in the Washington D.C. area. He has been performing from an early age, and since moving to St. Petersburg, FL in 2001, he has racked up a long list of accomplishments, including: Getting named 2014 Tampa Bay Artist of the Year at the 2014 Tampa Bay Regional Talkie Awards; Being an honorary speaker at TEDx Tampa Bay 2011; Featuring music on the soundtrack of the award-winning full-length film, "Southsyde;" Performing the entire soundtrack of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning short film, "Torn Asunder;" Getting featured in the documentary, "Hip-Hop! Remember Me?;" Opening for legendary icons like Cypress Hill, Method Man & Redman; George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelics, Tom Morello, Black Uhuru, and Russell Simmon's Def Poetry Jam on Broadway; As well as many other great accomplishments. He has also produced five albums, including the highly anticipated, full-length album, "Bigger Than This," and the very successful “Street Reporter EP,” both of which were executive produced by multi-platinum producer, Lance Quinn (Bon Jovi, Talking Heads, etc.). With a style all his own, filled with witty lyricism, explosive energy, great sense of timing, conscious lyrics, and a powerful stage presence, this internationally acclaimed Hip-Hop street reporter is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the scene.