PICS: Lemon Andersen x Rik Cordero’s “Welcome To The Imperial” Stills

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Our friend Rik Cordero got together with legendary NYC spoken word artist Lemon Andersen (“Inside Man,” ABSOLUT Brooklyn) to collaborate on this viral spot while they were both busy working on basketball oriented projects, most notably, Rik is working on a feature documentary with Nike. But they created this piece, which is like a love letter to NYC, with their own resources and no commercial ties, and have decided to release it at the height of NY’s basketball fever.

“Welcome To The Imperial” is a 1-minute viral video from spoken word poet/actor Lemon Andersen and Queens-bred filmmaker Rik Cordero to the millions of New York City basketball fans. It features a mixture of iconic New York City sights and faces seamlessly combined with the richness of Lemon’s poetry. In essence, the Big Apple exerts a powerful influence over those who live here and those who play here. Welcome To The Imperial…

We’ll be premiering the piece on Nah Right tomorrow. Check out some stills below.

Video: ABSOLUT Brooklyn (Trailer)

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Directed by Spike Lee, featuring spoken word artist Lemon Andersen.

Previously: Spike Lee x ABSOLUT Brooklyn (Video)