We’ve been blessed and inundated with hip-hop music videos this week, so what better chance to compile a few of the standouts for a midweek roundup!
Snakehips x Tinashe x Chance the Rapper: All My Friends
If you are yet to listen to this song, stop whatever you are doing, pop on your headphones and let the the next four minutes of your life be filled with one of the biggest sleeper hits of 2015. The joint offering of Tinashe, Chance the Rapper and Snakehips is one heck of a combination; the hook has not left my head since I first gave this track a listen. I’m just going to call it right now, despite dropping in October, with a video release this track is going to blow up in a big way, so jump onboard now and you’ll get to scold everyone because you heard it first!
The video is a trippy reenactment of a standard night out with me and my friends in the city; lots of head spinning and the occasional disagreement with those friendly bouncers. Don’t sleep on Snakehips, they are about to bless our shores for Field Day, Beyond The Valley and a couple of sideshows!
Ty Dolla $ign x E-40 – Saved
E-40 is definitely riding a mainstream wave, and has jumped onboard with Ty Dolla $ign as the autotuned crooner has just released his brand new album, Free TC. I kind of hope that this video is intentionally cheesy, if not I don’t know how I can justify E-40 and Ty Dolla Sign sitting atop a throne surrounded by clouds and beautiful women, while repeating the word “saved” about a thousand times. Nonetheless, the video is probably a fitting visual for the track itself; a radio friendly song which is perfect for some easy listening.
Joey BadA$$ x Kiesza: Teach Me
Joey Bada$$ has undoubtedly become one of my favourite rappers since his 2015 release B4.DA.$$; an emotional journey through the trials and tribulations of a New York teenager. With a solid body of work behind him, it’s hard to believe that Joey is still only 20 years of age. The rapper has also jumped on an array of stellar tracks as a feature this year, from the Statik Selektah gem Beautiful Life, to a perfect collab with Glass Animals. Teach Me is easily one of those songs that you can’t help but dance to, the up tempo beat and catchy hook is the perfect club or party track. It’s no surprise then, that the video is filled with extravagant dancing, vibrant colours, and an overall vibe that will leave you a little warm and fuzzy afterwards.