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.
Bullet Brak – “Super Beat Fighter II” feat. Ruste Juxx
Bullet Brak helps start off this week’s video list with the video game-inspired “Super Beat Fighter II” featuring veteran emcee Ruste Juxx. The track starts off with a vocal sample hook that takes vocals from Billy Danze, Pun, Royce and more and the gritty soundscape is edgy and blends sound snippets from the classic Street Fighter II turbo game. The emcees hold nothing back and deliver hard-hitting bars from start to finish.
Rio Thomas- “Open” (Prod. Tyris White)
Rio Thomas returns with the visual for his song “Open”. The solemn and soulful track sees him in reflective mode as he details his journey as an artist aiming for the top. The visual blends performance shots of the rapper just doing his thing and also captures his laidback demeanor.
Big Boss Vette – “Petty Girls Walk”
Big Boss Vette is not letting up as she drops “Petty Girls Walk”, an upbeat club banger that sees her embodying the spirit of the city girl. The guitar-laden banger is unapologetic and defiant as Big Boss Vette takes no shorts or losses when it comes to the bag. The visuals are as luxurious as they come and show her chilling in an exquisite mansion draped by the finest things money can buy.
1Rich Park – “Ish Understood”
1Rich Park drops visuals for “Ish Understood” taken from his Pardon The Chains album. The track has a nostalgic vibe and his distinct vocal drawl is underpinned by vivid lyricism. The visual style is retro-fitted and makes use of performance shots and a lot of b-rolls with VHS-styled grading and aesthetics. The rapper is a member of GKFAM With (Pink Siifu, Turich Benjy, Ted Kamal, Peso Gordon, Devin Burgess, and More….)
Chuuwee – “Immortal”
Sac-town veteran rapper Chuuwee returns with his new single “Immortal” which serves as the lead single from his upcoming album Dio. The track produced by Zeo is brooding and moody while Chuuwee’s flow is seamless and off-kilter. The video style is made up of different cut scenes, performance shots and DIY-styled elements. The album is set to release on November 4th.
Rxtherapper – “My Name Is” Freestyle
RXTHERAPPER returns with another lyrical demonstration with his new release “MY NAME IS FREESTYLE.” This time he makes use of the instrumental of the classic Eminem song and gives his own perspective on wax. From the witty and somewhat off-the-cuff lyrics, the rapper sure delivers the goods and shows that he is one to watch. The visual is directed by Deja Tubbs and RX himself who uses cinematic and VHS-styled aesthetics and engaging storyboarding.