To those only familiar with the tattooed drummer’s might seem odd enough that West Virginia rappers The Clipse paired with Travis Barker for a new rock/rap single called “Come and Get It.” But that’s not that weird. In addition to his beastly drumming chops, Barker’s had a healthy career remixing tracks for hip-hop artists as varied as Soulja Boy, Drake and T.I.
What is weird is that the video shot for the new song was shot with Microsoft’s motion-sensing Kinect camera. Though the top-selling peripheral was created only for playing games and video chat on the Xbox 360, hackers have repurposed it for a multiplicity of uses. This might be the first time it’s been used to shoot a music video, though.
The reel shows off the color-blocked infrared map that thousands of hackers have made famous, along with the pixellated grid that Kinect uses to create depth maps of the play area. On his personal blog, director Dan “The Man” Melamid says that the video was shot in an hour. Considering the time crunch and also that the cost of a Kinect is a measly $150, Melamid’s work shows off an excellent vision achievable only with the Xbox camera. Hey, Microsoft! Sign this guy up for something!