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.
Spaceman – “Thrift and Diligence”.
Spaceman helps kick off this week’s visual list with the engaging visuals for his song “Thrift and Diligence”. The track itself is a punchy and upbeat track that sees him reflecting on the cycle of life and the need to stay afloat at all times to savour each passing moment. Visually, the video is stylistic and uses a vivid motif that runs through the length of the clip. We see Spaceman moving through white screens in the woods while performing and soaking up the moment.
Comfy x Kay9ine – “Hate That I Love You”.
UK rap duo Comfy and Kay9ine drop visuals for their upbeat song “Hate That I Love You”. The upbeat drill track makes use of a soulful lofi sample and sees both rappers doing what they do best. The accompanying visual is as vibrant and makes use of several cut scenes and performance shots of the rappers in different spots. The song itself samples the enigma artist Shiloh Dynasty whose voice is arguably the most sampled in the lofi arena.
Dream Ear Productions x Too Short x Mistah F.A.B. – “West Side”.
Dream Ear Productions bring together two legends in the form of Bay Area’s Too Short and Mistah F.A.B. for the anthemic tune titled “West Side”. The track is cinematic and makes use of an orchestral sample with choral vocals and heavy Bar area sound and thick drum grooves. As usual, both emcees pay respect to their stomping grounds on the West Side. The visuals make use of different clips of the rappers.
James Gardin – “Comeback King”
James Gardin and Michigan producer Charlie Beans return with the visuals for “Comeback King”. The previously released track gets a befitting visual that ramps up the anthemic element of the track and sees James Gardin and others in training mode, as they gets their gains up both physically and lyrically. The go-getter anthem is perfect to get one going in the morning and is also good for your workout playlist.
Grizzy – “Again”
Straight out of the Greater Toronto Area comes rapper Grizzy whose new release “Again” caught our eyes and ears. The track has a punchy and somewhat reflective element and we get to hear his smooth melodic flow and unapologetic lyrics. He is in his element and reminds us that he is fully focused on his goals and doesn’t need distractions. The visuals are cinematic and use engaging visual effects and fast-cut scenes alongside performance shots of the rapper.