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.
Today’s episode contains 2 extra visuals for your enjoyment.
Cargo Qell – “Judas Kiss”
Cargo Qell opens up the list with “Judas Kiss”, a laidback gloomy tune that showcases his distinct, unfiltered rhyme schemes. The visual captures the rapper in different scenes across town and has a seamless transition with a documentary styled aesthetic to match.
STXRM – “One Time”
STXRM comes through with “One Time”, a candid record that sees him reflecting on memories of a past relationship and thinking of what-ifs that could have changed it all. The visual style is a mix of performance shots and stylish gloomy motifs.
KOSHA DILLZ – “Rise Up”
KOSHA DILLZ shares visuals for “Rise Up“, the song is the follow-up to his Kanye dis “Death Con 3” and shows the rapper back in his element. The track has a feel-good vibe and sees the rapper imploring listeners to shun the haters and detractors and rise up to make things better. The visuals have a carefree feel and follow Kosha in different spots, from the studio, work place and the streets doing what he loves best.
KYRO – “Never Knew Enough”
London, UK rapper/songwriter KYRO gives us this insightful tune titled “Never Knew Enough”. The bouncy tune sees him delivering fiery bars with insight and a tinge of his own life experiences. The visual itself has a bright and fun-filled energy and it’s easy to follow.
TUBBZ – “What have you done?”
Tubbz drops the visuals for the reflective single titled “What have you done” which talks about goals, self-growth and coming to terms with shorts and losses. The visual has a laidback and cinematic feel and it’s quite engaging.
DNigel – “Spot (Bedroom Cut)” [feat. Janae]
DMV-based producer DNigel shares the sensual visualizer for his song “Spot(Bedroom Cut)” which sees him teaming with vocalist Janae. The guitar-laden beat is sublime and soothing and fully captures her sultry melodic runs.
LAYLA – “Poster Girl”
LAYLA helps close out the list with this heavy banger titled “Poster Girl” which serves as her second single. The track sees her fusing pop,R&B, and dance elements with her own unique twist. The visual directed by WHATSSARP pays homage to Mary J Blige‘s “Be without you” and it’s quite sultry and stylish.