The Bullitts feat Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica, & Lucy Liu "They Die By Dawn" (2013)
Just done working with Jay-Z as executive music consultant for The Great Gatsby soundtrack (pictured left) The Bullitts (aka producer Jeymes Samuel) now collaborates with a cast of high profile names for the brand new urban-western video above for "They Die By Dawn." Featuring Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Isaiah Washington, Jesse Williams, and Rosario Dawson, and set to an Ennio Morricone inspired spaghetti western hook the glossy new video, that is both written and produced by The Bullitts, and culled from the producer's film: They Die By Dawn The Bullitts single features Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), Jay Electronica, and Lucy Liu and is taken from the forthcoming album: They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories that is due to drop this summer. Watching this new cowboy themed hip-hop video reminded a previous era western starring some hip-hoppers turned actors: the Mario Van Peebles directed Posse from 20 years ago about the story of a posse of African-American soldiers and one ostracized white soldier that starred rappers Big Daddy Kane and Tone Loc alongside such others as Peebles (who had directed New Jack City two years earlier), Stephen Baldwin, Blair Underwood, and Billy Zane. With hip-hop and other music the musically diverse accompanying soundtrack (produced by Peebles) for the 1993 film featured such artists as Sounds of Blackness, Tone Loc, Neville Brothers, Melvin Van Peebles, and Top Choice Clique. Below is a trailer for that movie.