Produced by Cardo, and directed by Terrence A. Jones (Fifteen80 Films, reppin’ #GowhereLA), GLC puts down some slick rhymes and a hometown visual for “Cathedralfied Livin”. He rhymes at the UC and over at PHLI for this quick-hit video above (shouts to Dave Jeff as well). #ISM
Mike Posner takes it back to his hometown for the new video to “Top Of The World”, the newPages single that premiered earlier this week. Big Sean and all of their D-Town homies appear in the video, alongside Mike’s actual family (his parents and sister) and even some of Detroit’s best athletes like Nate Burleson. Posner and Sean find themselves at Ford Field, Comerica Park, the Palace in Auburn Hills, as they merge some sports scenes into the video as well. The fun they have in this video is infectious and makes me like the single even more (the date skit was funny too). All in all, it’s an easy suggestion to watch and upgraded to a *Tibs Fav.
Produced by Diplo & Benny Blanco and directed by Jon Jon Augustavo.
Out of the remnants of a generation of hopelessness comes Mick Jenkins, a Chicagoan emcee with consciousness, conviction and a grasp of lyrical prophecy that he displays in his latest visual, “Martyrs“. The OnGaud production plays to the strength of Mick in captivating the imagination of the listeners through the notion of becoming a slave to society and an industry that only damages youth. The visual creates a sense of hopelessness for music that doesn’t provide much needed content for a plagued generation that is fed lies and deceit. Mick adds on to his narrative of being a martyr by including clips of an interview of James Broadnax, an individual that became a poster boy for violence and merciless upon his victims. As for Mick’s upcoming project The Water[s], it is slated to release early 2014.
When the lights shut off, an artist’s dream is that their work will stand the test of time. The ones that influence our culture are the ones we most remember. Here, two powerful creative forces come together to elevate the status quo and lay ground to their legacy. This is their poetry. Sing about them. This is part one.
Part 1 of a two part visual for “Sing About Me” and this artfully done, documentary style video is a must-see. Directed by Darren Romanelli, watch K. Dot do his thing above. good kid m.A.A.d. city in stores now (if for some reason, you didn’t know).
Wait no longer — here’s the new music video for the #1 song in the country: Eminem & Rihanna’s “The Monster”. The one-minute intro certainly sets the tone, huh?
What follows in the second verse is amazing. I don’t want to spoil it, but damn, that was cool.
“Drunk In Love” will be one of the first two singles to hit radio from Beyonce’s surprise self-titled album late last week. As such, here’s the official free release of the video starring Jay Z above. That other single, oh by the way? The Pharrell-produced “XO”.
Taylor Bennett follows the audio release of his single “Heartbreaker” earlier this month with a catching solo visual that brings the thought-provoking wonder of Bennett to life. This song deserved a video and gets a well-shot one from right here in the Chi by Thelonious Stokes. Enjoy!