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.



Lupe Fiasco – “AUTOBOTO”

Lupe Fiasco opens up this week’s video list with “AUTOBOTO” taken from his acclaimed new album DRILL MUSIC IN ZION. The single gets the proper visual treatment with a moody cinematic aesthetic that makes use of performance shots of Lupe with the lit city as his backdrop. For the song’s final minute, Lupe beams out of the frame and cedes the spotlight to Nayirah, who closes the clip with her melodic mastery.






the della kit – “looking in” (ft. Scarub)


Eclectic artist the della kit comes next with the visuals for her song “looking in”. The soulful track produced by AstroLogical is warm and punchy and forms the perfect backdrop for her sultry honeyed vocals which cascade the beat like melted cheese over bread, She is joined by Scarub who delivers a thoughtful verse. The video is directed by Neal Hope and Qwase Anderson who go for an exotic summer-type aesthetic with a focus on the della kit’s performance style and eye-catchy landscapes.



CALYCO – “OuttaMyLife”

UK girl group Calyco make their entry with this bright and engaging track titled “OuttaMyLife”. The anthemic tune is about making firm decisions in a relationship where your partner is being indecisive. The girls deliver unapologetically as they lay down the law without compromising their stand for a lover who doesn’t want to accept their love. The visual has a 90s styled feel and captures the ladies’ upbeat dance routines and raw performances.

Calyco are a fresh new 5-piece pop/rnb girl group based in the UK. The original name of the group is made from the letters of ‎members. Angel, Chloe, Izzy, Julie, and Tyger.




G Herbo – “Drill” feat. Rowdy Rebel



Chi-town emcee G Herbo gets back to “Drill” with the help of  Rowdy Rebel and the result is a hard-hitting bass-heavy jam that solidifies the duo’s stand in the game. The duo keeps the bars razor-sharp with vivid no holds barred lines with their distinct style from G Herbo’s laidback flow to Rowdy Rebel’s aggressive cadence. The accompanying visual sees the two rappers turning it up in New York City after dark. Taking over neighborhood bodegas and the streets surrounded by friends, including rap legend Jim Jones who pops in for a guest appearance.




Kur – “Seasons”



Philly rapper Kur helped close out this week’s list with “Seasons“, a hard-hitting track that explores his life’s journey and progress. Armed with his fiery flow and vivid lyricism, he brings the listener close to the mix of the action as he paints a very detailed picture of street life. The visual by Terrius Mykel is quite engaging and follows Kur as he talks about his life to a therapist, fully explaining to him the dynamics of life from the ups and downs.

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