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.
BhramaBull – “New Jersey Drive”
Producer BhramaBull teams up with Queens Rapper KnowItAll for this solid collaboration titled “New Jersey Drive“. Bolstered by a cinematic and moody backdrop crafted by BrahmaBull, KnowItAll delivers a vivid and engaging performance that immerses listeners into the mix of the action. The accompanying visual is a blend of retro clips and images from yesteryears which add a nice nostalgic layer to the song.
Big Boss Vette – “Problem”
Big Boss Vette is not stopping for gas and follows up her Coi Leray-assisted “Pretty Girls Walk (Remix)” with another hard-hitting joint titled “Problem”. The track is her rising up to the task and reminding detractors that she is a problem and anyone who wants the smoke will definitely get smoked. In the accompanying visual, she turns up in the studio and raps toward the camera as frenetic cuts move in sync with the song’s raw rhythm.
Big Dese x Mike Martinez – “GOAT Sound”
Boston underground rap legend Big Dese and Florida producer Mike Martinez recently delivered a hardbody 10-track offering titled Tommy DeVito and now they return with the visuals for the song “GOAT Sound”. As the title suggests, it’s pure unadulterated lyricism filled with bravado, off-kilter word play and engaging flows. The visual is directed by Chow Films who makes use of performance shots, and slow and fast cut scenes and the result is brilliant.
Bullet Brak – “The Rain”
Bullet Brak and Corey Black are back with their newest installment of hustle and hip-hop with this new single “TheRain” which details the hustle and grind that we all can relate to. Over Corey’s soulful and solemn backdrop, Bullet Brak talks about the daily hustle and the ups and downs that come with being a man. The visual by Tristien Brown Productions captures Bullet Brak in different scenes as he plots his moves for success.
LEWIS FITZGERALD – ‘SHORT RIDE’ ft. WEWANTWRAITHS”
21-year-old rising singer-songwriter Lewis Fitzgerald releases brand new single “Short Ride” which sees him working with Wewantwraiths via Relentless Records. The solemn record is as reflective as they come and reminds us of the fleeting nature of life and the need to make the most out of our limited time on Earth. Through candid, heartfelt lyrics that confront the brevity of life and Lewis Fitzgerald’s melodic vocals, the catchy pop-R&B ballad “Short Ride” reflects the singer-songwriter’s ability to convey his immensely personal experiences of heartbreak, regret, loss and suicidal thoughts through his music. He is joined by the elusive bally-clad midlands rapper Wewantwraiths who brings his own unique and insightful take on the matter. Much like Lewis Fitzgerald, Wewantwraiths writes vivid, personal lyrics that depict life on the streets and his journey making it ‘out of the hood’.
The accompanying music video for “Short Ride”, directed by Dumi Siwo and produced by Daniel Evans, follows Lewis Fitzgerald and Wewantwraiths together on a car journey through London, where fans were able to dictate the plot in real time via TikTok and Instagram polls.