Published on November 6th, 2013
HHR Video of the Month: SEAN ARMSTRONG, “TOOK CONTROL”
video: SEAN ARMSTRONG, “TOOK CONTROL” f. Tajai and pHoenix Pagliacci | produced by !llmind | directed by E Major from the forthcoming mixtape
DMV-area rapper/DJ/producer Sean Armstrong presents the E Major-directed music video for “Took Control”, the !llmind-produced single from his forthcoming mixtape The Marble Cake Diaries, which features Khrysis, J. Ivy, Da Beatminerz, Roddy Rod, Dischoe, Marc Nfinit(True School), and J Soul and The Mowery Boys. “Took Control” features guest appearances from Tajai of Souls of Mischief and singer pHoenix Pagliacci. Sean has performed in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Germany, Aruba and more.
He’s performed alongside artists like The Roots, Pete Rock, Little Brother, EPMD, and Kid Capri, and is a member of the True School Corporation, which is run by Grammy award-winning producer 9th Wonder. Sean is also a member of 9th’s Black Jedi chapter of The Universal Zulu Nation. In 2005 Sean remixed a track for Tajai’s Power Movement Remix Project under his DJ name, DJ Face. Through social media, Sean reconnected with Tajai and “Took Control” was born. Sean reached out to Jamla Army member pHoenix, whom he had only met through Twitter, and asked her to sing the hook. Soon after the song was completed the video was developed and shot in Los Angeles. The Marble Cake Diaries drops November 19.