Unprogrammed Worship Freestlying
A hip hop video that takes place at a Quaker session of silent “unprogrammed worship.” At these meetings, Quakers sit in silence for an hour, unless someone is led by the spirit to stand and share a message. The video would start with everything normal at one of these meetings:
We see shots of devout, conservatively dressed Quakers, silently pondering. Then we cut to a famous hip hop artist, who is also conservatively dressed and silently pondering with the others. We hold on his face for a few moments of his meditation, until he has a sudden revelation; he’s been moved by the spirit. He stands to share. Everyone looks at him politely.
Then he busts into a badass hip hop single. All the usual West Coast hip-hop video standbys - flashing lights, cops, gangstas, women in bikins bouncing a beach ball - descend upon the Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, dancing and grinding and jumping off the walls, though the Quakers hardly bat an eye.
When he finishes the song, his associates disappear, and the room returns to normal, as if it was never disturbed. He nods slightly and sits. The profound silence continues where it left off.