Machine Gun Kelly: Raise the Flag

Hip hop has a thing about flags.  This week, we’ll look at some examples.  Here is a music video by American rapper Richard Colson Baker, known as MGK (Machine Gun Kelly).  The song is Raise the Flag (uncensored).

Official video, directed by JR Saint. Published on Oct 14, 2014.  Currently has over 3.8 million views.

US flag made from printed fabric.  Image from official video.
Red, white, and blue US flag made from fabric printed with MGK’s trademark “EST 19XX”, EST = Everyone Stand Together (his crew, fans, label, movement). Image from official video.
Here is a black-and-white version of the US/EST flag, with a standard US flag attached to it.
Here is a black-and-white version of the US/EST flag, with a standard US flag attached to it.
A large black-and-white version of the US/EST flag, used as a backdrop.
A large black-and-white version of the US/EST flag, used as a backdrop.

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Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

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