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.

Thirstin Howl The 3rd – “Man Of Respect”

The Brooklyn “hard-rock” / style originator Thirstin Howl The 3rd  opens up this wek’s list with visuals for  the single “Man Of Respect.” Bolstered by a familiar cinematic soundscape provided by DJ Heron, The Polo Pioneer proceeds to marvel the ears with his unique style of rap that fuses street life with dark humor in his own twisted imagination. The video directed by Thirstin himself and shot by 3 Ways, features performance shots of the veteran and clips from his modeling debut with the Polo brand for the Snow Beach Collection.  The video release is especially relevant now as the emcee is featured in Ralph Lauren‘s Polo Shirt Book (Rizzoli Publications) which dropped this week and also displays his likeness on billboards promoting the project across the world.





Monjola – “Extrovert”

Ireland based singer/songwriter/producer Monjola shares the visuals for his new single “Extrovert” which details his lifestyle and personal traits whic people might misconstrue. Over a somber guitar-laden soundscape, he breaks down his unique way of preventing getting hurt while trying to enjoy the company of others. It’s quite honest and candid as Monjola delivers a laidback but impassioned melodic flow ripe with vivid lyrics that everyone can relate to. The visual is quite engaging and uses a one shot style concept that follows Monjola through several spots and also employs different perspectives and effects that add a nostalgic feel to it.


Kitana – “ADHD”


Kitana is in her element as she drops the cinematic visual for her song “ADHD.” The dark moody record is ripe with gripping and impassioned flows laced perfectly over Melik‘s brooding soundscape laid before her. The Fabian Krempus directed visual taps into the mood of the record too and brings a blend of ominous aesthteics and off-kilter motifs to the forefront.



DanimaL – “Killswitch”

“Killswitch” is a hard hitting jam lifted from DanimaL‘s E.P Tales of A Scumbag. Over the moody orchestral sounds and thick boombap drums, DanimaL once again delivers his off-kilter and no holds barred style of rap that harks back to the 90s. The rapper is in his element here and drops pure unfiltered bars filled with funny one liners and a whole lot of bravado to boot. The visual blends severeal performance shots and clips of his environs in a seamless manner.


Da Chick – “New Day”


Portugese singer/songwriter Da Chick help close out this week’s list with her song “New Day.” The jazz/soul infused record is as soulful and nostalgic as they come and showcase her unique style of retro-tinged style or spoken word influenced rap. The record aims to uplift and motivate listeners to seize the day and get things done. The black and white visual aesthetics sure fits the jazzy mood of the track and reminds one of Digable Planets and those old jazz videos rom the early 90s.

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