Free Nationals - Indigenous to the Funk [Documentary]

The sun-bleached concrete and sandy beaches have inspired many an artist to come to Los Angeles, but for those born here, it soaks through their music in a more pervasive manner. One band, masters of the washed out guitars and groovy bass, has risen as the leaders of the new LA sound -- the Free Nationals.

After years spent toiling away in the LA underground, building alongside Shafiq Husayn, Mac Miller, and Thundercat, then touring the globe extensively as Anderson .Paak's musical support, and now a Grammy Nomination, the Free Nationals are finally here to take their rightful place in their city's pantheon, and bring the funk that flows through them to the world. This is their story.

Listen to the album "Free Nationals" out now!
Stream: https://empire.lnk.to/FreeNationals

Executive Produced by Amir Abbassy & Eamon Mulligan
Produced by Xhjyl Kelley Gossett & José Rios

Directed by Israel Ramos & José Rios
Photography Direction by Josh Gonzales & Israel Ramos

Edited by Israel Ramos
Coloring by Tu Do
Title Design by Dewey Saunders
Graphic FX by Emonee Larussa
Animation by Gustavo "Kidmograph" Torres
Additional Videography by Francis "Kiko" Valle, Sebastian Maldonado & Kelsey González

Audio Mixing & Editing by Tomas "Habitaat" Wischerath
Additional Scoring by José Rios & Tomas "Habitaat" Wischerath

RIP Mac Miller

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