On this 8-bit/16-bit animated spot, Powerhouse Animation worked closely with the fantastic Director Brothers who are well known for YouTube phenomenon The Gorburger Show, as well as ads for Old Milwaukee and Jeff Gordon’s Harlem Shake for Pepsi Max. The video, sponsored by the team at Skullcandy, features throwback animation inspired by some of Wale’s favorite old 8-bit games, with segments based on Streets of Rage, Outrun, Altered Beast, and NBA Jam, amongst a few others. Back 2 Ballin’ which features French Montana, is the lead single off of Wale’s 2012 mix tape “Folarin.” His third studio album, “The Gifted,” just released on June 24, 2013.

Client: Gifted Youth
  • Flash
  • After Effects