Welcome to TWIB’s Weekly Top 5 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.
AC Tatum – ” ’95 MUSIC”
AC Tatum opens up this week’s list with the retrospective visuals for his song ” ’95 MUSIC.” As the title suggests, it goes back to that year when he discovered hip-hop and also a whole lot of events that occurred, from Michael Jordan’s return, the rise of the PlayStation console, and memories of him listening to the radio for his favorite songs. The visual is quite engaging too and uses clips from the various references he mentions with some homemade videos of his childhood.
League – “Uncle Drew”
League pays homage to basketball and the Netflix film “Uncle Drew” in this new release. The track has a soulful vibe and showcases the rapper’s fiery style and knack for vivid songwriting. The Blu directed visual follows the daily activities of the man called Uncle Drew who is on his grind.
Uncle Drew” is taken from League’s Young Kobe EP.
Nemesis- – “Homegirl Tribute”
Nemesis pays tribute to the female contributors to hip-hop in the aptly titled “Homegirl Tribute.” Over Dj Timpusha.‘s punchy and bouncy soundscape, nemesis reminds us of the many contributions to the culture by names like Queen Latifah, Bahamadia, Left Eye, Nicki Minaj, Nikki D, Ms. Melodie, and more. The visual has a nice bright feel and captures Nemesis’ performance style peppered with images from all the female rappers/DJs he mentioned on the track.
rxlph – “resentment.”
rxlph takes time to reflect on the things bothering him in the new single “resentment.” The moody track sees him running through his emotions as he battled with disloyal attitudes from people close to him. The visual has a moody and solemn vibe and blends performance shots with slow-cut scenes to match.
Linqua Franqa – “Necessity”
Emerging rapper Linqua Franqa helps close this week’s list with their new release titled “Necessity.” Backed by a bouncy backdrop, they delivers an impassioned performance ripe with vivid and graphic imagery. The visualizer makes use of performance shots of the rapper doing her thing.
“Necessity” is taken from the LP Bellringer.