The Kansas City hip-hop artist who made a 2015 music video tribute to the Kansas City Royals has made another video, this one celebrating Kansas City’s downtown streetcar, which begins operation in early May.
Kemet Coleman, also known as the rapper Kemet the Phantom, this week released “Get Out (The Streetcar Song).” The video, which was directed by Brandon Bender, was produced in conjunction with RideKC Streetcar.
The video shows Kemet inside the streetcar, which is making a test run along Main Street, extolling the virtues of mass transit, including the streetcar. He is backed by the Pharoahs, which comprises Tim Broadbent, Mr. HighC, Dominique Sanders, Lucas Parker and Ryan Davis, plus Stefana Mihajlovic.
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In “Get Out,” Kemet raps and dances over a bouncy, horn-fed, old-school R&B groove, getting lots of vocal and dance support from the Pharoahs, who are dressed as city workers. Mihajlovic joins them as a passenger.
Last year, as part of Center of Attention, his hip-hop duo with Kyle James, Kemet made the “Straight Outta Kauffman” video, a tribute to the Kansas City Royals. The video, posted in August, is approaching 200,000 hits on YouTube.