South Shore sites provide backdrop for music video
April 24, 2009
South Shore denizens might recognize some of the locales from “All In,” the latest music video from Bay Area indie rappers The Grouch and Eligh.
The poker room at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa appears prominently in the video, which was filmed in Stateline in mid-February and premiered on Myspace.com on April 14.
The video features guest appearances by rappers Pigeon John, Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab, as well as South Shore concert promoter “Late Nite” Billy Drewitz.
“They’re all good friends of mine,” Drewitz said. “I’ve done a lot of work with them over the years. They had a concept for the video and wanted to film it in a casino. They all love Tahoe.”
Another South Shore hotel also gets some screen time in the video, but “you would never know it,” Drewitz said.
Several shots from the video can be traced back to South Lake Tahoe’s Fantasy Inn.
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“It was just kind of cool because all their rooms are themed out and it just fits the video perfectly,” Drewitz said.
The song is “real catchy” and Drewitz thinks the video could gain national attention, including spins on MTV.
“I’m really excited to see where it goes, I think it’s a hot song,” Drewitz said. “I’m just really hoping it might be doing something big.”
“All In” is featured on The Grouch and Eligh’s latest album “Say G & E,” which was released on Tuesday.
And, following a national tour, the duo will soon make a return appearance to Tahoe as part of their long-time crew, The Living Legends.
Although a date has yet to be set, Drewitz said he plans to bring the group to Bar 24 in Bill’s Casino sometime this summer.