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Great new visuals from rising star John River for the song “Wherever You Go.” The video features fellow Torontonian Church Chizzle and Dave Merheje from MTV Canada. John worked with FrancisGotHeat to co-produce the beat while Trayne Adjei took the lead on the video’s direction. Check it out and stay tuned for more from John River.
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This is latest visual from Chi-Town rapper Jahzel, for the song “Chapters,” from his upcoming album In God’s Image (available July 2). The video, directed by Asa Davis, features Jahzel, surrounded by walls plastered with handwritten pages, thus giving a literal illustration for the concept behind the track.
“My main inspiration for this video was trying to create a visual novel or book,” Jahzel explains, “We wanted to really give a look of someone who was locked in a room, and has gone mad writing pages upon pages of stories.” The song’s introspective and deeply personal lyrics lent to a visual style that capitalized on his desire to share where he comes from and what he has learned . “It ties into the song as I discuss how I’ve been through many experiences which when written down, could fill up several pages. Each experience being a past ‘chapter’ of my life,” Jahzel continues, pointing out that his story is far from complete. “Also in the video I am shown still writing, symbolizing that I have much more life to live.”
Oscar O’Malley clouds your judgement of reality vs. perception with his visuals for “CoKo BaJio.” Follow him on Twitter @Gomodacaveman.
With 2012 barely in the rear-view and fresh off releasing his second mixtape, “P.S. I’m Sorry 2,” which featured collaborations with Vado and Jim Jones on the breakout track “Work” (the mixtape earned Bizzy Crook coverage on Fuse TV, Hip-Hop Weekly Magazine, MTV.com, Rapradar.com, Inflexwetrust.com, Nahright.com, XXLmag.com, Worldstarhiphop.com, 2Dopeboyz.com, Allhiphop.com, Vibe.com, Freeonsmash.com, Prefixmag.com, Thesource.com, Youheardthatnew.com, Hiphopwired.com & DJBooth.net among many others) Bizzy is already prepping for a banner year in 2013, as Nelly took the young emcee under his wing and featured Bizzy on his latest mixtape, ‘Scorpio Season,” on the track “Like Dat”, which also featured Trae Da Truth. Nelly & Crook also released a viral video for the record that has over 200k online views.
On 5-21-2013, Bizzy will unveil his latest mixtape, “84,” a conceptually driven mixtape that chronicles Bizzy’s journey from music industry rookie, to realizing his dream of becoming the “Michael Jordan” of rap; “84 is the year MJ was drafted into the NBA. The beginning of his journey to becoming the greatest basketball player that ever lived” says Bizzy. “I’m telling my story, as a rookie that is aspiring to become the greatest. 2013 is my year, this is my ’84!”
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Shouts to DJ Agile for putting me on to this new record by South Central LA’s OverDoz. called “F$WAD” (or “Fuck, Smoke Weed, Sleep All Day” …but I gotta get this money!) featuring Problem. The song was released on 4/20, naturally. Big record! If you’re not familiar with OD, you can find them on track #6 of A$AP Rocky’s LONG.LIVE.A$AP album or a ton of other great tracks on their SoundCloud.
The kid broke out on Das Racist’s fantastic Sit Down, Man mixtape. Since then Lakutis has totally honed the (Queens/Russian) brand. The “Too Ill For The Law” video indicates he could be one of the most exciting names in NYC independent rap this year.
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Instantly one of my favorite weed anthems! Sese and Syph team up for “Put It Up,” with visuals fittingly released on 4/20. The catchy tune was produced by Vokab and the video was directed by Zac Facts. You can find “Put It Up” on Sese’s Age of Aquarius EP which is available now on Bandcamp.
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Sese goes in on a 2oolman-produced banger called “T.H.R.” for his Age of Aquarius EP. The video was directed by Zac Facts. You can pick up Age of Aquarius now on Bandcamp or stream it after the jump.
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Charlotte, NC – A large wad of cash, generally $1 bills, is thrown in the air and pours down like it’s raining money. A hint of ho whisks through the venue as a crowd gathers center stage in awe. “Making it rain” is nothing new and strip clubs have been hosting this “shocking” phenomenon for quite some time… decades. Even the mainstream was exposed, again, back in 2006 through Fat Joe’s Billboard Hot 100 single, “Make It Rain.” It was popular enough to peak at 13 on the chart and is just one of several fairly recent examples to pull from.
Overall, the idea of someone throwing a heap of money at strippers, in a strip club, is nothing new. It’s probably going to happen at a club in North America tonight, and there’s a good chance it’ll happen somewhere in the world tomorrow. You might not agree with it, but it happens. It’s one of many, although much rarer, eccentric things that people do that could be perceived as a waste of money or unneeded expenses. Making it rain is more of a guaranteed waste but sky diving, spray tanning, iPhones, luxury cars… you name it, you don’t really need it. To each his own; I like my fair share of unnecessary commodities.
But if it happens and you’re someone in the public eye like Drake, you’ve suddenly committed a cardinal sin. According to some, you’ve spit in the face of every poor child in the world. You’ve metaphorically decimated animal shelters nationwide and, somehow, simultaneously made a statement about the size of your manhood to at least one middle aged Canadian reporter who is upset that Drizzy didn’t flex his “Canadian moral and intellectual superiority,” as Liz put it.