art by Kulture Hub Squad November 29, 2021
MAFIA B has been delivering quality music content all year long. After the “What You Came For” music video dropped in September, followed by the limited merch drop video that accompanied the latest EP, WTF, the DJ-turned-producer is back for more with visuals for “Mental”.
As an emerging artist in artist in the underground scene, one may ask how they can develop such quality content. The answer lies within his mob, in other words, his team both on-camera and behind the scenes.
The “Mental” official music video is not only a cinematic masterpiece, but it is also a visual representation of the entire team’s hard work and dedication to the art. Meet the young powerful creatives below.
Bryan Fein, aka MAFIA B, the Artist based in NYC, is no stranger to storytelling. As mentioned from the artist’s Instagram account while he was creating the songs for his latest EP, he was learning how to create music for film, hence why the songs and video have a cinematic vibe to them.
Andy is a self-taught cinematographer/editor from Estonia who has worked on projects for major companies such as Western Union, Comcast, and Panasonic LUMIX.
Andy’s work can be characterized by deep rich coloring and often dynamic camera movements. His passion for capturing life’s moments and making them bigger draws from many great filmmakers, some of them including Nicolas Winding Refn, Riddley Scott, Danny Boyle, and Michael Bay.
Alisa Seliverstova, also known by her artist name Russian Doll, is an artist from Russia and is now based in New York. She is known for her large-scale silkscreen paintings as a way to project her experience and self-image through the use of notable classical art themes.
Her works were featured at Ethos Contemporary in Los Angeles, “The No Theme Show” in Soho, NY, “The Resurrection” show in NY, and the Art Factory in New Jersey. You can also find Alisa’s stencil art in the streets of New York.
Maryia Tychynskaya is a creative director & stylist from Belarus. She is responsible for the look of the characters in the “Mental” video. Her previous work includes styling artist Julie Mehretu for W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and the New York Times.
She is also responsible for creating a unique outfit for Attica White Jaques for the bell ringing event on November 22nd.
Chris Wong De Jesus is well versed in the creative software suites and the engineering principles that accompany them.
Not only that he’s the creative lead on MAFIA B’s music videos but he also possesses experience in telecom, boutique digital marketing, and fin-tech with some of the leading firms in the industry.
Chris is a native of NYC with years of intuitive experience unparalleled in academic circles and seeks experience above all else.
John Daniel is an actor based in New York who is a familiar face in MAFIA B’s past projects.
His previous work includes Netflix’s highly successful ‘When They See Us’.
When not working as an actor he’s still seen working on sets as a stand-in for actors such as Jaden Smith and Jharrel Jerome.
Hailing from Minsk, Belarus, Ramilya is a New York-based DJ, Singer, Actress, and Writer.
Her previous work includes performances in music videos with Pitbull & 50 Cent. Currently, she is starring in a psychological thriller/comedy “ Covideo Man” (directed by Nick Noga), as well as an improvised film “Birdie” (directed by George Selinsky and co-produced by Ms. Paradise).
Rami is an active member of Mafia B’s team and participates in the production of photoshoots and music videos.
It goes to show that it can take a limited amount of people to create a quilty music video but it does take the right amount of hardworking and dedicated people to pull off a quality piece such as “Mental”.
Check out more of Mafia B and his music below.