Wordburglar pays homage to the age of video leases on "Rental Patient"[video]


Canadian indie rapper¬†Wordburglar takes us again to the 90s manner earlier than Netflix and on-line video streaming. The days of Blockbuster and different numerous video rental shops that added some type of pleasure in our youth. The rapper¬†takes it from a really novel angle right here, he says film renters should have some kind of rental persistence within the scenario the place they couldn’t get a film they wished to look at as a result of another person has rented it first and the shop has no further copies. Thinking again now simply makes me surprise what number of instances that occurred and we must crawl again to the shop days later simply to accumulate the movie.

The Nathan Boone directed video places the rapper in an establishment the place he talks about his rental habit to different sufferers as a type of remedy. This is fairly attention-grabbing and really participating all the best way.

His ideas on the video:

The thought for ‚ÄúRental Patient‚ÄĚ sparked after I was babysitting my niece, selecting out a film to look at on-line. It dawned on me that she would by no means know what it was prefer to wander by way of a dingy video retailer after college, consuming stale popcorn whereas fumbling by way of containers, trying to find one thing cool to look at as a result of the film you initially wished to see was already rented. Not with the ability to watch a video as a result of anyone else is watching it struck me as fairly hilarious, but it surely was only a truth of life after I was her age. If you have been a film fan within the age of renters, you needed to have rental persistence ‚Äď and the music just about wrote itself from there.


“Rental Patient” is the primary single from Wordburglar’s sixth full-length album “Rhyme Your Business” obtainable now.

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