We already told you, Queens is rising. The hip-hop artist we picked to represent Oakland in our Emerge Issue last year is making good on her early promise with the just-released video for “Love Pistol”, directed by Brandon Tausik.

This is the most beautiful music video released in the Bay Area in 2014 — we were having trouble not posting about it when Queens sent us a preview link days prior to its release last night. Tausik is the mind behind Antwon’s “Living Every Dream” and Safe’s “Black Satin Living Room”, and his skills coupled with Queens’ knack for creating iconic visual moments has created something epic. An abandoned West Oakland factory in the process of being taken back by nature, a pack of cute boys being hunted down by a lavender-coiffed Queens, her crouching, ready girl gang providing backup in a flying “v” … it’s a lot. Feel free to spend the rest of the day applying gold dots to your browline and positioning your crown just. So.

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