Well-known Italian-Canadian duo 80 Empire delivers short film, “Business,” ahead of their forthcoming project. Shot in Brooklyn by Jennifer Esposito, “Business“ features actor Robert Funaro and actress Cristina Donadio of Napoli Italy. Both stars played major roles on arguably the most quintessential Mafia tv series in the history of television, The Sopranos and Gomorrah.
One of the things that makes this music video incredibly honest and authentic is 80 Empire’s relationship with Robert Funaro whom the boys affectionately call ” Bobby 300. “You will often see the 3 gentlemen holding up 3 fingers throughout the music video, ” 300 is something Bobby came up with and it just stuck. Its like a code amongst brothers and an understanding of mutual respect within that brotherhood, Adrian proudly declares. ” It’s so authentic NY!!!!! Love it. Really great!!! Dope flow .. East Coast vibes with the Timbs on the beach. Made men shit,” said Kxng Crooked.
80 Empire display their vast musical abilities by starting the video with their version of Gaetano Donizetti’s Furtiva Lagrima. Adrian sang the operatic piece, while brother Lucas played his arrangement on piano. The Empire proud of their Italian heritage, and lovers of Opera, thanks to their parents, wanted to share their love of their culture by setting the atmosphere in the first scene of the video.
Be sure to check out the visual for “Business” below and stream the new single here.