Between his directorial work on Busdriver, milo, and adoptahighway projects (among others), Milwaukee filmmaker Wes Tank can be routinely relied upon to put out some of the most innovative and visually striking music videos the city has seen. Adding to his already impressive reel is the steady wave of videos he releases for WC Tank, his hip-hop moniker.

The latest Wes Tank-directed WC Tank video shows him at his darkest and, arguably, his best yet. In “27th And National” (a standout song from last year’s Vanishing Points), the artsy emcee finds himself engaged in a battle between good and evil before he’s ultimately defeated and dragged down 27th Street by a demonic figure played by the song’s co-producer, Josh Evert (The Fatty Acids, Jaill). Kelly Anderson, a frequent collaborator on both WC Tank and Fatties projects, co-directed the cinematic tour of the south side main drag that features cemetery skateboarding and Tank sprinting down the 27th Street bridge prior to winding up face down in the mud.

The Sane Crew production features cinematography by Dan Peters, color correction by Nick Eason, and production management by Joel Van Haren.

27TH AND NATIONAL from Wes Tank on Vimeo.

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