Video: ZaeHD & CEO – “Smash”
The Viral Dance Experts Tote Fortnite-Inspired NERF Guns as They Flash Their New Moves In This Chaotic and Insanely Fun New Clip
Dance rap heroes ZaeHD & CEO craft bass-boosted party anthems meant to make you lose your mind. Flashing the wild dance moves that made them viral stars, ZaeHD & CEO share “SMASH,” their latest video. Filmed in Atlanta, the new video finds Zae & CEO mobbing with the whole HighDefGang, wielding Fortnite-branded NERF guns and syncing their expressive moves with the clattering bass. The video alternates between chaotic group shots and green-screened close-ups of Zae and CEO, as the effects take us underwater, to outer space, and back, with the two rappers looking like they’re about to jump out of your screen into your living room. You’ll have as much fun watching the video as it looks like they had making it.. With a preview clip that inspired an appreciative Instagram comment from Drake, “SMASH” is one of the highlights from HighDefGang Vol. 1, the first mixtape by ZaeHD & CEO.
With a collage-like cover that shows a few of Zae and CEO’s favorite things (popcorn, shrimp, aliens, and all things winter), HighDefGang Vol. 1 relies on the interplay between the two rhymers, as their hushed witticisms contrast with the overdriven bass in the beats. Produced in full by HD Gang’s in-house producer Toosi, known for his producer tag “them hits don’t make no sense,” the new tape features the hit single “All In,” which has 5.5 million views on its official video, nearly 2 million plays on its official dance video, 3.9 million plays on Spotify, and inspired a Verified video on Genius, as well as the hit follow-up “Robotics” (1.2 million video views, 1.98 million Spotify plays, and an appearance on Drake’s Insta story). The most purely joyful and energetic rap release of the year so far, HighDefGang Vol. 1 is available everywhere for stream and purchase.
Though they are relatively new to rapping, Little Rock, Arkansas natives ZaeHD and CEO have long been influential in the culture as dancers, starting their careers in the orbit of viral dance extraordinaire SheLovesMeechie. Last year, Zae & CEO created a dance video for BlocBoy JB’s “Shoot” dance, which racked up over 49 million views on YouTube, propelling the dance into the broader culture. With over 198k subscribers and a massive social media following, Zae and CEO will continue to dance their way into the hearts of rap fans all over the country with their original songs. The most purely joyful and energetic rap release of the year so far, HighDefGang Vol. 1 is available everywhere for stream and purchase.
Watch “SMASH”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKp7-gg5RCQ
Watch the “SMASH” dance video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBMbrVN5diI
Buy/Stream HighDefGang Vol. 1: https://red.lnk.to/highdefgangvol1
HighDefGang Vol. 1: https://red.lnk.to/highdefgangvol1
“Hot Boyz”: https://youtu.be/FUVnyxK0Jqg
BlocBoy JB “Shoot” Dance Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t8Gies2Zps