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13th May 2016
Media Source Africa
War Ready draws parallels between the 1976 protests, today's #FeesMustFall movement and Cassper’s own battle to succeed.
Along with the obligatory protest video images of police brutality, burning cars and Black Panther salutes, the music video is full of distinctly Kyle symbolism, from a mirrored, warping vulture to protestors in African masks. War Ready has been hailed as “one of the year’s most powerful music videos” by The Times and as “a visual orgasm” by The Sowetan. The spot’s just featured on leading international trade Shots and trended across South Africa on Twitter, where we enjoyed the compliment of Kyle being hailed as the best director in Africa.
Kyle worked on War Ready with his usual team of DOP Pierre de Villiers, editor Stephen du Plessis and make-up artist and stylist Kaley Meyer, with 2+3 handling the post production.
War Ready is Kyle’s second collaboration with Cassper, who co-starred with Riky Rick and Anatti in Kyle's music video for Fuseg, which has over 1.2m YouTube views and was recently nominated for a South African Music Award (SAMA) for Best Music Video. Kyle was nominated last year for Tumi’s In Defence of My Art and won in 2014 for The Parltones’ Sleepwalker.