OKLAHOMA CITY — A group of local artists seems to be making the argument that Oklahoma City may be more than the “big league city” touted by City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce.
“So Cool” is the latest PR move on behalf of Oklahoma City Creatives.
The rap music video was unveiled over the weekend at an awards ceremony for local advertising firms, The ADDYs.
Brian Winkeler at Robot House Creative says, “I love local. I love local music. I love local creative energy. I thought it would be great to spotlight that. It’s a real independent energy that we have here.”
Steve Jones at Digital DK produced and directed the music video.
“We wanted to tell the story of the soul of the city, the faces of the city,” Jones said. “Every city has the franchise exterior. We all have Whole Foods, Starbucks and The Gap, but once you start to peel those things away, you start to see the gritty part of the city.”
Rap artist Jabee Williams says, “Oklahoma is that new place that nobody knows about and that’s what makes it cool.”
The trio highlights some of the less shiny parts of Oklahoma City.
The video features the folks who aren’t featured in state tourism spots, but who are no less a part of the fabric of Oklahoma City.
It is a refreshing look at the rough interior of a town with no shortage of cool.
Rap Artist – Jabee
Producer – Steve Jones (Digital DK)
Artistic Director – Brian Winkeler (Robot House Creative)
LINK: Jabee’s Leap of Faith