Spek Won’s latest visual for “Black Body” is spectacular. The popular record off the Toronto emcee’s Sofa King Amazing finally gets a righteous visual to match.
See the “Black Body” video below.
The wait for the video was worthwhile. The Mark Valino directed flick touches on a serious topic about racism while a dead body dances across the ave. to deep lyrics, smooth melodies and jazzy instruments. Shi Wisdom attends the funeral, Spek Won moves cinematically through the streets and it’s harmonious.
This video is an experience and has a strong message behind it, I enjoyed it. Watch, repeat and watch again.
– John Samuels
Big Sean takes you behind the scenes of recording his latest project Dark Sky Paradise with a powerful message that will uplift anybody looking to attain their goals.
Watch Big Sean’s ‘Focus’ vlog below.
I’m officially convinced that Kendrick Lamar is a superhero. The TDE forerunner shares a new visual for “Alright” off of his To Pimp A Butterfly Album. Watch Kendrick in a jaw dropping monochromatic scored visual of blackness! The stunts in this are amazing and I guarantee it’ll have you clicking replay to spot out all the beautiful moments in the flick.
Don’t believe me? Watch the video for “Alright” below.
Sean Leon pays homage to Kobe Bryant’s 81 point game and the vibe of the record serves fitting for it’s title. The Black Sheep Nirvana forerunner teams up with another Toronto native, producer, Eestbound and leaves you wanting more with it’s bass blaring production and unpredictable change ups. Listen to 81′ below.
Adria Kain delivers a full body of work with “Island In My Mind”. A reflection of her trials, stress, love, life, lovelife, struggles and everything in between.
Listen to “Island In My Mind” below and let us know what you think.
Johnny Darko shares a two part video for “Smoke.Drink.Live” and “P.B.R.” during his time in the Bronx. The visual serves to be a casual out on the town look into what the 1 Stone Ent. crew do while they’re in New York, which obviously includes getting high and thrifting.
The visuals mesh from clip to clip to help display the narrative of Johnny’s lifestyle and the two records blend nicely together to showcase Johnny’s versatility. Makes sense why the two video’s were shared together, watching it made me feel almost like like I started the day getting high during “Smoke.Drink.Live.” by the time “P.B.R” comes in it starts to feel as if I was coming down and burning out by the time it’s over.
See the full video for “Smoke.Drink.Live” and “P.B.R” below.
Photo Credit: Diana Burton
Vic Mensa has been unstoppable for the past year and since recently signing to Roc Nation Records who would doubt that the Chicago native is at the top of his game. Vic Mensa teams up with Kanye West in this flick to bring a ruckus filled, straight jacket pulling and mosh pit packed video for their collaborative single “U Mad”. The audio was released a few weeks earlier and I’m happy to see a visual come so quickly for this banger. “U Mad” was directed by Grant Singer.
Watch the “U Mad” video above.
They call him the ‘Golden Child’ and it’s no question that Jazz Cartier’s spotlight in the rap game has only just been shun. After releasing his debut project, Marauding in Paradise in April It feels like he came out of nowhere, performing for sold out shows in his hometown Toronto and already booking festival showcases like Riot Fest this Fall. But Jazz is no overnight success. Jazz has been honing his craft for years, writing albums in his head and figuring out his story to tell the masses. So who is Jazz Cartier? Everybody wants to know and this cut is perfect to help fans connect with who Jazz really is.
In this video Jacuzzi links up with Exclaim Magazine and Reign media to go back and forth on some of his favourite lyrics that shaped his first project.
See the full video below.
If you haven’t gotten around to it yet, you need to stream Jazz Cartier’s LP Marauding In Paradise and you can stream it below.
Video Credit to Excalim.ca
Hosted by King Reign
Filmed by Katherine Kwan and Jordan Rapps
Sound by Nash Bussieres
Edited by Katherine Kwan