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.
OurGlassZoo x Prevail x Moka Only x KutMasta Kurt – “Free Remix”.
Vancouver-based band OurGlassZoo teamed up with Prevail, Moka Only and KutMasta Kurt for “Free Remix”. The genre-bending track produced by KutMasta Kurt is ripe with lush jazz elements with hip-hop aesthetics with its rich chords, punchy drum grooves, and horns all underpinned by insightful and hopeful raps from JUNO-award winning hip-hop artist Prevail (Swollen Members) and hip-hop legend Moka Only. This all-star team has come together again for “Free Remix” with a catchy hook, a retro vibe and a powerful message about equality that encourages freeing yourself from stereotypes and moving forward as one. The music video directed by Diego Lara and Josias Tschanz harks back to the ‘80s and 90s with its retro-tinged motifs effects and use of extensive performance shots.
Thirstin Howl The 3rd – “Brownsville Legends” ft. Smoothe The Hustler & DV Alias Khrist
It’s all legends on this one as Thirstin Howl The 3rd, DV Alias Khrist and Smoothe The Hustler team up for the anthemic “Brownsville Legends”. The aptly title track captures the trio’s legendary status as elder statesmen for the culture as they represent their borough of Brooklyn. The visual (which was edited by Thirstin Howl himself) also helps bring the song to life with its scenic and performance-driven aesthetic.
Prezence – Express Ourselves”
Multi-talented producer/singer/songwriter Prezence returns to our site with “Express Ourselves”, an aspirational jam that implores listeners to look within and find their true selves in difficult times. The visuals has a DIY feel and focus on Prezence’s engaging performance style.
Marvillous Beats – What You Won’t Do for Love (Violin Cover) (Bobby Caldwell Cover)”
Instrumentalist/producer MARVILLOUS BEATS delivers the visuals for his violin cover of Bobby Caldwell‘s record “What You Won’t Do For Love” and it’s yet another brilliant rendition. The song also comes with a performance driven visual that captures the producer’s classy style in all its glory.
Jo Compadre x Anthony Bailey x Jadakiss – “So Soulful”.
Jo Compadre teams up with Canadian producer Anthony Bailey and the legendary NY emcee Jadakiss for this heartfelt and reflective tune titled “So Soulful”. Over the soulful and sublime backdrop, the emcee takes us deep into his life and the journey as it goes and how their experiences changed him. The visuals follow Jo Compadre as he ventures through NY meeting different folks including Jadakiss.
Nazzy the Mic x Yung.King.Cole – “Patience”
Nazzy the Mic and Yung King Cole team up for this uplifting and reflective track titled “Patience”. Over a punchy and soulful soundscape, the emcees reflect on love, loyalty and friendship and how life is fickle but they just have to keep their composure through the hard times. The visual blends both scenic and excellent story boarding with performance shots of the emcees.
A!MS – “SELF ESTEEM”
Ayia Napa-based multi-platinum rapper and producer A!MS keeps things positive on the new heater “Self Esteem”. The anthemic tune sees him in aspiration mode and he reminds us that he is always on the grind and he exudes nothing but self esteem in whatever he does. The visual is a mix of performance shots and engaging visual elements that is engaging from start to finish.