Welcome to TWIB’s Weekly Top 10 Videos. This is a segment where we will be looking at some exceptional visuals from various acts from around the globe. The music video format has been around for decades and through the 90s and 2000s, it has really taken flight from multi-million budget music videos, to mid to low-budget videos with exceptional features. In this section, we will not discriminate but rather highlight some of the creative visuals that pop up on our radar.
Again, we promise to bring you the best from high to low budget, to animated to DIY and first and foremost, the most creative visuals we can source.
Read on the previous editions HERE.
Laughta – “Ain’t The Same”
British-Lebanese emcee/songwriter Laughta caught our ears and eyes with her latest song/visual “Ain’t The Same”. The vibrant track is produced by Grammy producer GG who crafts a percussion-rich backdrop befitting Laughta’s vibrant and expressive style. As the title suggests, it serves as a reminder of who she truly is and with her newfound voice she is pushing the boundaries and breaking the mould. The visual is quite engaging and employs interesting camera angles, colourful visual effects and gripping motifs.
V Knuckles x Siah Law x Inspectah Deck – I Don’t Know prod. by Phoniks (Official Video)”
“I Don’t Know” by V Knuckles, Siah Law and Inspectah Deck was released a while back and now we get the visual which taps into the theme of the insightful track. The track captures the trio on their respective stomping grounds and how they do their thing in the studio.
Dirty Needles – “Ocean Sunrise” prod. by Reese Tanaka
Ohio emcee Dirty Needles drops his latest visual “Ocean Sunrise,” produced by Philly native Reese Tanaka. The soulful track has lush textures and sombre pads underpinned by smooth drum grooves and Dirty Needles’ insightful lyrical schemes. The accompanying visual directed by Chem Vision was shot in the heart of Cleveland’s west side at Late Nite Records. Taken from Dirty’s new album Happy Accident, out now for purchase on Bandcamp and streaming on all digital platforms.
Posterboys – “Twang”
Uprising rap duo Posterboys share the fish-eye lens visual for their song “Twang”. The track has a sparse and somewhat atmospheric feel and the flows are expressive and uncompromising. The visual depicts the duo in different spots. The track is released as the first single from the European Hype label project: Born Amongst The Stars, which features the Posterboys, but also FullyHoncho, Miek Wall and Juicy Bops.
SHOWTIME RAMON – “84 Dan Marino Music Video”
Hardworking West Coast emcee SHOWTIME RAMON returns with “84 Dan Marino” where he employs a retro synth-wave-infused production to paint vivid pictures about his life. The accompanying visual shot by @ShimoMedia has a retro vibe as well and sees the rapper hanging out with some voluptuous ladies while kicking hard-hitting bars.
Speech Debelle – “11:11”
British hip-hop artist Speech Debelle returns to the forefront with the visual for her new single, “11:11” which is lifted from her fourth album, Sunday Dinner On a Monday. The track produced by Skripture, with additional production by Dem Drums, is a soulful and reflective piece that captures her true thoughts as she delivers a blend of bravado and introspective bars underpinned by her smooth melodic flow. The visuals directed by Aiden Harmitt-Williams play into the art concept with its subtle motif and stylish performance style that puts Speech as the focus of an art class.
Myndset – “Worthless”.
Indie Barrie, Ontario-based rapper Myndset delivers this heartfelt and insightful track titled “Worthless” which sees him digging deep into the ups and downs of life alongside rapper Adam Walsh. The production by alja is punchy and soulful and his distinct flow and candid lyrics are both engaging. The visual shot by award-winning Indie Canada blends performance hots with some gloomy scenes that capture the life of an addict being homeless and despondent.
King – “I’m the Best”
Experimental artist King shares his new single “I’m the Best”, an offbeat and playful track that showcases his off-kilter flow and stream-of-consciousness flow. Here, he delivers an uplifting track that aims to motivate listeners not to give up and give it their all. The accompanying visual blends different activities that King is involved in as he proceeds to face his fears.
TOURE – “Wild Wild West”
TOURE continues his slew of releases as he drops the visuals for the song “Wild Wild West”. The sombre tune sees him reminiscing on his various experiences and how time has changed him. The visual makes use of engaging shots, performance clips and seamless transitions that capture the rappers’ candid thoughts and stylish demeanour. This music video follows the visual for his last release “My Raf”.