While it may be important to remain conscious of the world around us, Philly-based emcee, producer, and multi-media artist MH the Verb and his multi-faceted collective ArtHouse95 understand that sometimes we just need to escape. For the vehement hip hop enthusiasts and fans of dusty soul and jazz samples, crate-digging is often the virtuous passtime of choice. Thus, "Getaways" is the result of the artful crate-digging of ArtHouse producer Attic Tapes (fka Fishtown Beats) and the ensuing collaboration of his SP-404 and emcees MH the Verb and Drusef, demonstrated in the song's official music video, directed by Bob Sweeney. "Getaways" is the second single from the forthcoming ArtHouse95 Vol. 1 EP.
"I started writing some bars of this verse on the Megabus a few nights before on my way back from NYC. I spend a lot of time in coffee shops and I'm always meeting really interesting people with different stories. The first verse is very much a reference to many of the conversations I have these days when I meet girls. There's so much going on in the world and so many people with different points of view, I find the art of conversation to be a great release from my own world. Hence the concept of a getaway. The video shows all three of us doing what we love to do: hanging around the streets of Fishtown, Philadelphia and digging crates for vinyls. Long live records. Long live pure Hip Hop." - MH The Verb