NSFW: The West Coast by Rajesh Bhavnani

The super-talented Rajesh Bhavnani just finished animating and directing his first music video (for hip-hop artist Ivan Ives) and decided to share it with Cartoon Brew. He tells us, “I spent two years on it, and after many false starts, completed it in a little over 2 months”. It’s definitely for adults only!


  • Tekena

    That hilarious man!

  • robiscus

    Just throwing this out there: you might want to mute this “music”….

  • Jimijamez

    I’ve known about Ivan Ives for about 30min now, and this is by far his worst song ( the original “West Coast” is sung by Interpol).Rajesh Bhavnani didn’t have much to work with, but his style kept me wanting more.
    Ivan Ives sounds like generic rap to me, but that being said, a quick youtube search shows that animation is a major force in his music videos. “My Life(stop motion)” is made by the artist, with assistance from david gemmill the animator of Ives’ video “Juice Joint”. While the music is crude, the animation is well done. Thank god for the mute button.

  • Nick

    that was so terrible i practically threw up

  • http://www.pitchbibles.blogspot.com Steve Schnier

    Nice video. I like the song, the design, the animation – but I’m wondering if the NSFW visuals will help it? No way it’s going to get airplay.

  • http://highlyrecommended.blogspot.com Satorical

    Robiscus: Unless you have taste. That’s what, a hiphop artist using Interpol? Win.

  • http://www.animationfestival.ca J. Zaroski

    Yeah, it’s not so much music as it is someone low-fidelity shouting over Interpol’s “The Heinrich Maneuver”.

  • http://kelseighn.blogspot.com Kelseigh

    lol, do we need to make a few “easy listening classics” vids for you there, robiscus? That’ll chase those damn kids off your lawn!

    Video is great fun, though. I like.

  • Roberto Severino

    The music made me cringe, but the animation is superb. Great job, Rajesh!

  • Karen

    Cute. Hate the teenybopper top-40 music, though.

  • http://www.superfunhappyhour.com Rajesh

    Thanks Jerry, for posting this and thanks everyone for the comments.

    I put the making of on my blog: http://notrajeesh.blogspot.com

  • Jorge Garrido

    It’s good, but I prefer David Gemmil’s classic video. I love the way David took his and Ivan’s metaphors and punchlines and visualized them literally.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeb6joKc-IA

  • Jorge Garrido

    Also, robiscus, you sure showed Ivan! Wow! Putting music in “quotes” is such original “comedy!”

  • Bruce

    the idea is an armpit like the music. nothing new. sex and robots… big whoop. I love that kids listen and watch this stuff! very constructive. awesome.

  • Dave

    “I do not understand this type of commerce. I will not call it music.” – Frank Sinatra, Jr.

  • Andy

    Kinda pointless and stupid. Whatever. Decent animation.