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SA Produced Music Video Spinning on MTV

February 22, 2014

guurusagodSan Antonio’s own Daniel Basulto and Jaime Sanchez won this week’s Freshman pick on MTVU, MTV’s college channel. On The Freshman viewers vote for an emerging artist’s video to play in on-air rotation for MTV.

Basulto, who lived in Brooklyn for a spell, produced the song “In Music We Trust” specifically for young Will Apollo (aka Guuru Sagod) of Queens. Sanchez, RAW Artists’ Filmmaker of the Year, directed the video, and Basulto took on the final editing. While the NY location is central to the video, there’s no denying the strong San Antonio connection with Guuru Sagod sporting a classic Spurs cap.

In an email explaining the process, Basulto wrote:

To me what is still mind-blowing is the fact that this was my first attempt at video editing. With no experience and just my ideas, I crafted something that is considered “acceptable” on TV. My goal when I produced the song and video was to become the catalyst for Apollo’s career. I put hours into it picking and fine-tuning. Well, one year later I seem to have accomplished that goal.

 

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  • Daniel Basulto

    Big shout out to the San Antonio Current for the post. Big ups to everyone involved and every ear that played a part. Special thanks to my Executive Producer on the entire Project Amzi Austin. Nguyen Ly of BadVibeStudios who really made it all shine to perfection. Lastly is the young & super talented Guuru Sagod who made this song come to life.