THE WEEKLY TOP 10 VIDEOS [EPISODE 6]
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.
B-boy Fidget – “Terminator (Official Music Video)”
Prolific producer/rapper and accomplished B-Boy who goes by the befitting moniker B-boy Fidget opens up this week’s video list with “Terminator”. The track is one of his many short-form visual content that he will be releasing to showcase his b-boying and rapping skills. Over a classic drum break and cinematic backdrops, he delivers a flurry of bars and in the video, he also gets busy on the concrete with some top rock moves. The visual is shot by video director Lily Grace and focuses on B-boy Fidget’s charisma and stylish moves. The visual serves as the first installment of freestyle music videos promoting the “Back To Basics” mixtape series, scheduled for release in Fall 2023.
B-boy Fidget – “I’m That B-boy”
B-boy Fidget gets back on us with another short visual for “I’m That B-boy”. The track makes use of a bouncy trap soundscape and sees the emcee switching up to a double-time flow with a playful demeanour. The visual is also shot by Lily Grace who continues to bring B-boy Fidget’s work to life with her DIY-styled visual that blends performance shots with seamless transitions and engaging visual effects.
Taz Conley – “OG Bang” (feat. Boy Deluxe)
Taz Conley returns with “OG Bang” featuring Boy Deluxe which sees both artists breaking the mould with an experimental soundscape and expressive vocal performances. The production has a mix of punk rock with hard-hitting hip-hop aesthetics. The emcee goes to town on the naysayers an detractors with his commanding vocals and unapologetic rhyme schemes. The visual sure lives up to expectations and makes use of energetic shots of both artists doing their thing with subtle visual effects and an overall urgent feel that drives the energy.
MasFresco – “Old Wiz”.
Dallas, TX native Calvin “CJ” Miles started his career playing for the Utah Jazz and proceeded to play for several teams but his love for hip-hop could not be quelled and under his nom de plume MasFresco, he is threading the music industry with his unique style of music. After 16 years playing in the NBA, he hung up his jersey and makes a full-fledged plunge into the game and delivers his debut visual for the song “Old Wiz” which dives into his journey, transformation and then some. Over a sombre and somewhat melancholic backdrop, he takes us through the ups and downs of his old and new life. The visual really encapsulates the 180 change for the former athlete turned musician as we see him reflecting and basking in what is to come as he takes a lead of faith into the unknown.
Manco Wilder – “Praise Be”
Manco Wilder shares “Praise Be”, a heartfelt and reflective track that explores faith, personal troubles and finding one’s true North within the madness. Over the dreamy and soulful vocal-driven backdrop layered over punchy drums, Manco shares his true thoughts on wax and shows us a glimpse into his life. The visual is a DIY affair and threads numerous clips in a documentary style and a few shots of himself that are so quick that you would miss it if you blinked.
Pawz One – “Good Man”
Pawz One returns with “Good Man” which is lifted from his 2020 EP Dance On My Grave, the video is shot by Dan Suzuki and Eddie Iniestra, and edited by Dan Iniestra. The visual shot in black and white captures the solemn and brooding feel of the song that dwells on personal loss.
Mike Cia – “Daffodils”
Indie rapper Mike Cia delivers something refreshing and cheeky in his newest release titled “Daffodils”. Over a bouncy and bright soundscape, he pours adulation on the lady who catches his eye and reassures her that he is different. The visual is quite entertaining and has a fun vibe with a touch of summer.
Potter – “Settle Down”
Broward County, Florida-raised emcee Potter makes his entry on our site with “Settle Down”, a mellow reflective track that talks about dealing with inner demons and finding tranquillity in the craziness around. The visual makes use of several performance shots with engaging visual effects that help as transitions.
Ruby Rizz – “NoBallerID”
Trenton, NJ-based rapper Ruby Rizz showcases pure fiery bars with her new visual for “NoBallerID”. Over a classic sample layered over a snapping drill soundscape, she proceeds to rock the opposition to sleep and doesn’t let up till the track ends. She sure holds it down and drops solid bars without compromising her integrity. The visual is shot in performance style with her and a lone microphone.
SK No Edit – “Head Case”
Rising rapper SK No Edit makes his entry on our site with “Head Case”, a heartfelt and introspective tune that dives into the delicate issue of mental health. The production is cinematic, rousing and punchy and SK’s melodic flow is smooth while the lyrics dig deep into his inner struggles and his fight to find balance. The accompanying visual blends raw performance shots of the artist and subtle visual effects that help capture his unfiltered emotions.
Imark – “Significant Half”
Dancehall artiste Imark helps close out this week’s list with the visual for his song “Significant Half”, a love ballad that sees him pouring adulations on his love. Armed with his distinct melodic flow and rich vocal tone, he shows his vulnerable side and delivers an infusion of Dancehall/afrobeats and hip-hop in a seamless manner. The visual shot by Icey Jace is engaging and captures Imark as he returns from spending time behind bars to find time to show his woman that he will always be there for her.