Wake Self drops concept video for “Still Love Her” featuring Ma Dukes

Seasoned emcee Wake Self pays homage to his favorite classic hip-hop artists in “Still Love Her” from his upcoming album, Malala. Within the first few seconds, J Dilla’s mother Ma Dukes sheds some words of wisdom then fades into Wake Self cleverly injecting titles and lyrics of revered hip-hop classics into the track.

Directed by Phillip Torres of Explore Media and animated by Josh Goble, “Still Love Her” captures the spirit of the Golden Era while Wake lends it a freshness with his yearning for a revolution. In the video, Wake takes the audience on a walk down hip-hop’s memory lane in a way that shows respects to the greats who laid the foundation, but also educates those who may not have such a solid grasp on history.