Harlem-based rapper/producer/director and Krushed Grapes Lifestyle owner Cab Cabernet presents the self-directed music video for “Maiden Harlem”, the Roddy Rod-produced single third single from Krushed Grapes: Harlem Vintage, Cab’s forthcoming album featuring guest appearances from VonQwest, Noni Kai, Kat Starr Johnson and Priciliya Marie as well as production from Roddy Rod, RTNC (the producer behind Your Old Droog’s album, J. Bless, Declat, Tigga-Bounce, Frank Lotz and White Indian. The “Maiden Harlem” video comes on the heels of the music video for first single “The Lifestyle” (watch) and followup “Le Connoisseur” (watch).
Formerly known as Hanif-Jamiyl of New England group Maspyke (of whom Roddy Rod is also a member), Cabernet performed alongside Mos Def, Q-Tip, Slick Rick and EPMD, co-founded Bukarance Records, and ghostwrote for numerous artists before reinventing himself in 2006, founding a private all-male escort service catering only to female clients and opening a cigar lounge. In 2009 he released the album Krushed Grapes (listen on Soundcloud) and the following year he unveiled Krushed Grapes Footwear, a line of luxury, handmade sneakers. KG Lifestyle also produces handmade leather accessories including wine carriers, cigar cases, briefcases, wallets and hats, sold and customized at the customer’s request. “‘Maiden Harlem’ is an ode to the most famous neighborhood in the world, Harlem USA,” Cab says. “It’s a trip down memory lane, as well as a celebration of the people, the history, and culture of Harlem. The video was shot on location at Harlem Week and follows me as I walk through various neighborhoods. Peep the conversation with the old man at the end of the video. Classic.”