Welcome to TWIB’s Weekly Top 5 Videos. This is a segment where we will be looking at some exceptional visuals from various acts 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.
Kosha Dillz x Camoflauge Monk – “Taxes Done”
Kosha Dillz and Camoflauge Monk celebrate spring and adulting in their own way in the new video for his song “Taxes Done”. As the title suggests, it’s all about getting one’s priorities right and finding time to enjoy what is rest in the bank because we only have one life to live. Backed by the uplifting and groovy sounds from producer Camouflage Monk ( of Griselda Records fame), Kosha reminds us of why working hard and playing hard makes life worth living. The visuals are engaging as well and we get to see another fun side of the NYC emcee as he celebrates getting his taxes done.
J Davon Harris – “Bust Down Squares” (feat. Skyzoo)
J Davon Harris shares visuals for “Bust Down Squares” featuring Skyzoo. The reflective track is a pure display of songwriting, and storytelling with deft defying flows that will keep listeners locked in from start to finish. Over the soulful and bouncy backdrop, both emcees take us deep into the action with vivid lyrics that also pay an ode to the foundation of hip-hop and the quintessential NY scenery that made the culture what it is today.
Brock – “Keep Up Wit Me”
Singer/songwriter Brock comes through with “Keep Up Wit Me”, which is the first single from his upcoming debut album “The Parable”. The soulful record has a touch of hip-hop with its groovy textures and scratched chorus but most importantly it showcases Brock’s vivid songwriting and distinct melodic runs. The visual captures Brocks’ laidback demeanour and style in its element.
RBGNEXTGEN – “What Time is it”
Emerging artist RBGNEXTGEN shares the new release “What Time is it” which serves as the 19th entry in his 52-week music release. The record is quite engaging and details a whole lot of issues from social to politics and to some extent his Islamic faith. The song comes with an animated visual as well.
skipp whitman – On Weed (feat. HMZA.)”
Boston, MA emcee Skipp Whitman shows us what goes inside his head in “On Weed”. The herb-infused track is soulful, and relaxing and the lyrics are graphic as well and also feature rapper HMZA. The accompanying visual is psychedelic and fun as it brings forth the paranoia that occurs in the head in a different light
theMVP – “Diamond with a Flaw”
theMVP teams up with producer Jee juh Beats for this feel-good track titled “Diamond With A Flaw”. The track has a summer-tinged West Coast vibe and bounce that works perfectly with theMVP’s laidback flow and unapologetic lyrics that dwell on authenticity and integrity. The video directed by Donbi taps into the cool vibe as well and captures the rapper just enjoying the sun with no worries.