February 02, 2012 Slideshows » Music

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Atlanta's rap video directors behind the scenes 

Creative Loafing photographer Dustin Chambers went behind the scenes with several of the DIY video directors featured in this week's cover story, "Motion Family, Decatur Dan, and Phil the God Lead Rap's Viral Offensive." The shoots documented include Waka Flocka's "No Hands" (2010), Gucci Mane's "North Pole" (2012), Future and T.I.'s "Magic" remix (2011), and Pill's "It's All On Me" (2012).
Dustin Chambers
Dancers take a break to wipe off perspiration and reapply makeup on a warm night on top of the Glenn Hotel at the video shoot for Waka Flocka's "No Hands" video, directed by Motion Family.
Dustin Chambers
Sebastian Urrea and David Kuniansky-Altman of Motion Family focus during a take for the "No Hands" video.
Dustin Chambers
Waka Flocka wiles amidst models and posse during one of the final crane shots on the roof of the Glenn Hotel.
Dustin Chambers
A video model gets her mascara applied on "No Hands" set.
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Wocka turns the swag on for the camera.
Dustin Chambers
Roscoe Dash behind the wheel on the set of "No Hands."
Dustin Chambers
Roscoe Dash does a solo shot on the set of "No Hands" in a penthouse at the W in Midtown.
Dustin Chambers
Director Figz shoots Gucci Mane in a viral short for his new track "North Pole."
Dustin Chambers
Gucci and Figz inside the designated "trap house" on the "North Pole" set.
Dustin Chambers
Dustin Chambers
Figz! directs Gucci for "North Pole".
Dustin Chambers
Dustin Chambers
Future and T.I. stand atop Magic City strip club waiting for the next shot on the set of "Magic."
Dustin Chambers
Director Decatur Dan watches T.I. and Future perform on top of Magic City.
Dustin Chambers
Dustin Chambers
Decatur Dan and Rocko watch playback in the monitor between shots.
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The last shots of the 12-hour shoot take place in the parking lot of Magic City.
Dustin Chambers
T.I. cheeses after a take.
Dustin Chambers
An exhausted Decatur Dan nears the end of a long day on the set of "Magic." "Video shoots are wars," he says two weeks later.
Dustin Chambers
Motion Family directs Pill in a train-track underpass across from Agnes Scott College for his new track "It's All on Me."
Dustin Chambers
The Pill video shoot continues in a foggy downtown Atlanta.
Dustin Chambers
Pill checks out the footage on Motion Family's camera.
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Pill takes a smoke break and talks to some passersby.
Dustin Chambers
Dustin Chambers
Pill rhymes for the camera on Peachtree St.
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Dustin Chambers
Dancers take a break to wipe off perspiration and reapply makeup on a warm night on top of the Glenn Hotel at the video shoot for Waka Flocka's "No Hands" video, directed by Motion Family.
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