SA Rapper Anatii & DJ Khaled Drop 'Bananaz' Video

Almost 3 weeks ago Anatii released his much hyped collaboration with DJ Khaled titled Bananaz. Now he has released the visuals to the track online after premiering it on satellite TV earlier.

In a surprising twist, Anatii opted to use Lego style animations for the video depicting caricatures of him & Khaled. The animation on the video itself seems great but I can’t help but think that for a collaboration of this magnitude, live footage of Anatii & Khaled in the video together would have been a great move.

The actual quality of the song has received mixed reviews, but all that aside this is a collaboration between an American Hip Hop heavyweight still in his prime & a South African artists with a burgeoning career. This is a massive achievement in legitimizing the South African Hip Hop movement on the international scene. I really feel having that visual endorsement outside of the studio session footage we have seen would have been a big win.

Obviously there is a plethora of red tape & logistics to overcome to get Khaled & Anatii in the same space to shoot a video together, but I would have preferred waiting longer for a video that provided that. When you consider that Anatii has been sitting on this song for quite some time, the logistics of getting a video together do not seem as complex as they would had all this been done in  a few months.

Even if this is not my favorite Anatii song at the moment I recognize its achievement.

Watch the video below.

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