Baker Boy and JessB take over the NGV for new music video

Image by Charlie Ashfield
Words by Olivia Hart

Night at the museum.

When rapper Baker Boy was given free rein of the National Gallery of Victoria to shoot a music video for his single ‘Medtijin’ you can tell he had fun.

Add in a team of stylists, dancers, make-up artists and what you get is a playful homage to art in all its forms. Add New Zealand rapper JessB into the mix and you have one of our favourite video clips of the year.

Roving around different rooms of National Gallery of Victoria, the video features six dancers, four outfit changes, a roving spotlight and even Baker’s brother and cousin.

At the helm of the project is 23-year-old Sydney based director Gabriel Gasparinatos, who collaborated with Baker Boy for his ARIA-nominated video ‘Cool As Hell’ earlier this year.

Baker, who sings parts of the song in his native language Yolngu Matha, recently won the 2019 National Indigenous Music Award for Artist of the Year. He is a distinctly original artist and one of the most exciting performers in Australia right now, not to mention the most effective at commenting on our present moment. 

In the great tradition of art referencing art, this night at the museum is a visual feast to put you in a great mood.

Catch him at this year’s Falls Festival or at Port Macquarie’s Festival of the Sun on December 13. Watch the video below.


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