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Music Video: The Stakes – Prophecy

The Stakes Prophecy

Photo by Matty Steinkamp
Lord Kash of The Stakes on promotional art for the group’s new video Prophecy.

Live-band hip-hop outfit The Stakes took their band name from the fourth record released by seminal hip-hop outfit De La Soul which was entitled The Stakes is High and the stakes have never been higher than they are with the group’s newest video. The Matty Steinkamp directed telenovela tackles some of the group’s most serious subject matter to date and takes a hard look at inner-city suicide.

Prophecy is their group’s May 2017 album’s namesake and is the second single off their most recent album coming out following the track 5 Minutes of Gold. The Stakes dual frontmen ZeeDubb and Lord Kash have never ever been afraid to be socially conscious in their lyrics and imagery and they certainly weren’t here telling a realistic tale of isolation and abuse set to the backdrop of a harshly lit cityscape.

Jeff Schaer-Moses

Jeff Moses is an experienced music journalist with more than 1,000 bylines under his belt nationwide. From the world's biggest rock stars to underground musicians living in your very own backyard he has interviewed them all with clarity and integrity. While some people think a great story needs a little journalistic spin, Jeff believes the best stories tend to tell themselves. For him covering big festivals is always big fun, but finding that band that is a diamond in the rough just itching to get their tunes out there is the greatest thrill in life.

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