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.
The Real Meladee – “Rocket Man”
Florida-based rapper The Real Meladee is making waves with her laidback style and confident lyrical schemes. In her new release titled “Rocket Man”, she flows in an almost nonchalant manner over the dark cinematic backdrop provided by Michael “Mikey” Murray. Flexing her verbal biceps and reminding the detractors that she is here to stay. The visual by DSVX Shots makes use of raw unfiltered performance shots of The Real Meladee and she sure shows off her talent to the world.
Tyte x C Stunna x SpliffJit – “Whole 9”
Rising Tallahassee, FL,-born rapper Tyte teams up with C Stunna and SpliffJit for “Whole 9”, an aspiration tune that explores his past and his trajectory in the game. Over a bouncy and sombre synth-driven backdrop, he brings listeners close to the action with his vivid lyrics and unapologetic demeanour. He is joined by longtime SpliffJit and C Stunna to drop a couple of fire verses over the classic bass-heavy beat by Ethan “Walk” Jason Walker.
The music video for “Whole 9” was directed by Counterpoint 2.0 who uses cinematic allegories to capture Tyte’s go-getter mindset. Tyte is hellbent on getting what he wants and he’s going to take it by force, like holding up a jewelry store. SpliffJit and C Stunna make appearances in the sunny Florida surroundings, donning all white and face masks as they take the scene by storm.
Atlasmusic – “Words of Affirmation” (feat. T.R.O.N)
Atlasmusic brings “Words of Affirmation” to life in this brilliant visual clip. The anthemic track is an aspirational piece that is designed to get listeners out of the doldrums. Over the pounding and cinematic backdrop, he details the dynamics of being tied down or anchored by one’s own environment and detractors and the way one has to find inner strength to push through. The track features T.R.O.N who adds a melodic touch to the track. The visual is cinematic too.
Lord Willin x Oskymoron x P.A.F.F. – “Money Move” prod. by P.A.F.F.”
Lord Willin teams up with Legnicia-raised Oskymoron and Polish producer P.A.F.F. for “Money Move”, a hard-hitting track that showcases versatile raps from the emcees. The visual is quite engaging and the blend of performance shots of the emcees in their different locale. The video was shot by Tony Bizz with additional shots by The Best Frame Production.
WOLFMAN JECKYLL x Madeline Hogan – “Blind” prod. by The Nerds Music Production”
WOLFMAN JECKYLL teams up with vocalist Madeline Hogan for “Blind”, a socio-politically charged tune that talks about the underhanded motives of the political system and how it affects the masses on a grand scale especially when war is involved. The visual blends news clips from around the globe with WOLFMAN’s performance. The song is produced by The Nerds Music Production. The track can be found on the forthcoming album WOLFMAN JECKYLL Meets The Nerds 2 dropping this Halloween (10/31).
Bravado Bard – “Blowing Money”
Bravado Bard returns to our playlist with the visual for his new track “Blowing Money”. The funk-infused jam sees him flexing his verbal muscles and having fun with the flow over the funk-guitar-laden production. The visual is quite straightforward and uses pure performance clips with somewhat psychedelic effects to boot.
TGC Johnny Stone – “Humble Beast”
Kansas City, Missouri-based rapper TGC Johnny Stone drops the visuals for his new single titled “Humble Beast”. The bouncy trap track sees him in aspirational mode as he aims to encourage listeners to get up and get active in this unforgiving world. The visual is quite cinematic and has a dark feel with aspirational aesthetics that can get listeners to get to the gym and do some push-ups.
Gaby K – “What Have I Done”
London-based R&B singer-songwriter Gaby K shares her new single “What Have I Done”, a heartfelt reflective tune that explores the feeling of being lost in a relationship that is going nowhere. Over the sombre and warm backdrop, she rues on her mistakes but rather than beating down on herself, she uses the lessons learned as a way to be a better person. The conceptual visual makes use of Gaby’s situation with sublime and warm aesthetics that capture her mind moving aimlessly till she finds her true North.
Rosewood Swing – “Overseas Escape”
Jackson, MS-based rapper Rosewood Swing runs to find solace in “Overseas Escape”. The track has an R&B vibe with its lush textures and soft drum groove underpinned by Rosewood’s laidback and smooth flow and vivid lyricism that dwells on his journey thus far. The visual is a blend of performance shots and a myriad of clips that tie his never-ending movement to the top.
Dax – “Life”.
Dax keeps changing his style and he is almost unpredictable with every listen. His new record is titled “Life” and sees him embodying his new persona that blends rich melodic flows with a country-like drawl and heartfelt lyricism that dig deep into issues like self-doubt, depression and daily struggles that we all face from time to time. The visual really taps into the theme of the song as we follow Dax in different scenarios in life and how the emotional weight can be a burden at times.