Video: Wanito, Leve Defi A

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WanitoArtist: Wanito
Video: “Leve Defi A”
Directed by: Flash-One-Films

Ah, a new video from the artist Wanito (pronounced like “Juanito)!

I was a little alarmed at first, as he first comes into view. No longer the dude with the simple T-shirts or flannel shirts, he’s now sporting dark hater blockers, wears leather, a huge chain, and his pants sag slightly. An image overhaul? But, thankfully, in spite of this wardrobe change, he’s the same Wanito, whose songs glistened with hopeful lyrics.

The lyrics of “Leve Defi A” (Step Up To The Challenge) really gives the song life. I truly found all the alliteration-filled verses appealing. The beat isn’t that much different from some of the songs I’ve listened to by this artist, but at least his lyrics are consistent.

The thing about this artist is that he has the face of a newborn baby, but when he opens his mouth…I don’t know—you feel like he’s spitting out the words of a gray-bearded and gray-haired person. There’s so much wisdom in him, and a great deal of it is transposed throughout the verses of “Leve Defi A”. I like how he plays with the Creole language, and how he creates all these lovely analogies.

In the video, there’s lots of street hand-throwing from Wanito. In several scenes, Wanito encircled by youths, talks plenty of sense about the need for opposing factions to come together. Artists who take a stance of social consciousness sometimes run the danger of becoming stale, but not this one.

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