prominent Los Angeles rapper and designer David Sabastian debuts a colorful, fashion forward music video for his brand new single “Duh” featuring ANTI Society – a unique collective of artists, producers, directors and designers that represent youth culture in Los Angeles. Directed by Byron Atienza, co-direction by David ANTI and executive production by St. Gian, “Duh” pays tribute to 90’s hit music videos by influencers Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Puff Daddy, Ma$e and Busta Rhymes. “Duh” features a rare cameo from early supporter DJ Mustard, social media star Emily Sears among many others joining the ANTI movement.
“The Duh video is my aesthetic interpretation on pop culture,” explains Sabastian. “It illustrates a utopia of color and personality. It also gave me the opportunity to vicariously live through some of my biggest influences. I grew up idolizing hip-hop music videos and it’s partially the reason I became an artist in the first place. I believe that this is the new wave. The kids in the video live in this utopia and together we took a snapshot of what freedom looks like. This video seamlessly cross pollinates race, culture and genre. It’s heavy man. Ya dig!”
Making his own debut in 2012 with the Napoleon Complex mixtape, Sabastian gained attention from tastemaker sites like Complex, 2Dopeboyz, HipHopDX, ThisIs50, FistInTheAir and the LA Weekly called David “A Rapper and Fashionista On The Verge.” The mixtape’s first music video Pussy Marijuana independently achieved nearly 1 million views on YouTube. His second video “Plankin’,” received impressive rotation on MTV Jamz and critical acclaim on MTVU.
Recently, ArsenicTV exclusively premiered the ANTI Society music video “Flexin On My Ex” from the crew’s girl group B.O.Y. (Better Off Young). Directed by Drew Kirsch of the ANTI Group, the sexy trio (AK Magik, Charlie Pearl and Gsnaps) made a splash on social media with their girl power anthem.
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David Sabastian is a multi-talented rapper, fashion designer, artist and painter from Los Angeles. In fashion, Sabastian had designed for more than 25 brands by the time he was 21 years old including Deisel, Dim Mak, Dimepiece, Live Mechanics, Christian Audigier, Teenage Millionaire, Wesc, RVCA among others. Sabastian started the #1 trend in Los Angeles customizing Timberland boots and designed the iconic Jesus Is My Homeboy t-shirt craze. Sabastian’s paintings have circulated in Los Angeles galleries where he gained a reputation for his hard work and great taste. Sabastian is truly a renaissance man who designs his own album covers, wardrobe and artwork for promotion.
Sabastian grew up with a diverse mix of culture, religion and taste with an African American Baptist preacher mother and a Polish Jewish rabbi father. The experience taught him to celebrate what makes him different from the rest of the world. And through music he exposed his innermost fears, regrets, passions, experiences and insecurities.
ABOUT ANTI SOCIETY
ANTI Society is a self-sustaining music, fashion and lifestyle brand representing the face of the new youth culture in Los Angeles. The idea manifested in June of 2012 via artist, designer, and tastemaker David Sabastian during his quest to identify unique individuals who shared his taste in true authentic creative expression. The end result was the Artist Network Transforming and Influencing Society, or ANTI Society.
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