From the full-court press run for Transformers: Dark of the Moon Shia LaBeouf spoke with MTV about how he got into directing music videos for his Hip-Hop friends, Cage and KiD CuDi:
Cudi hit [Cage] up and did a song with him. Cage sent me the song, called ‘Maniac,’ so initially, we started prepping this video, which is really like a short horror movie that I made that comes out on Halloween. In the interim, while we were finishing up the effects on it, [Cudi] told me he was going to Amsterdam for the Cannabis Cup… And to do that with Cudi when he’s a judge, and I get to roll with him with my 8mm camera [like] an Easy Rider documentarian, I felt like Cameron Crowe or something.
Here’s the cannabis coated music video for ‘Marijuana’:
And here’s the trailer for ‘Maniac’ which looks downright amazing: