Not to be missed is this interview with Zach Galifianakis in Impose Magazine.
Mostly for this part:
Are you into much hip hop these days?
Zach: Not really, even though strangely I’m shooting Kanye West’s new music video here at the farm. He asked me to do it. He doesn’t want to be in it, but he sent me this new song and then asked me to make a video for him here at my farm. He saw me do stand up a few weeks ago here in Los Angeles, and we chatted after the show. He had seen me do these other music videos; I did one for Fiona Apple and I did one of my own where I sing an Anita Baker song. So he saw the Anita Baker one and asked me if I would come up with something. So we’ve been going back and forth trying to figure out what I’m going to do with the song. So I’m figuring that out here at my farm.
Do you know if this is going to be the first single off his new album?
Zach: No I don’t think so. I don’t know what the single is? I have no idea. I think he just wants to release it. No one really does music videos anymore, so he just turned it over to me and gave me a few bucks. I guess I’ll probably shoot it at the end of the day.
Do you have a large crew for this shoot?
Zach: My director will fly in from California, and he and I will go shoot it. Maybe me, him and one other person will go around the Black Mountains of North Carolina and shoot it.
What about some of the smaller hip-hop acts that are operating on an independent level outside of the major labels?
Zach: I don’t know where to find it I guess, it’s not the sort of stuff I’m seeking out. I don’t really know about a lot of hip hop acts right now. Most of that stuff is hard to find, I mean if you listen to regular radio it’s hard to find. I’m trying to think of the last hip hop group I was really into?
Zach: No. [laughs] Well Digable Planets I really love, they were amazing yeah. I can’t really think of anybody currently that I’ve listened to.
Zach Galifianakis on TSOYA
Digable Planets: Blackitolism & Dial 7 videos