A slew of new hip-hop video clips have hit the net today, so to make it easy for you, we’ve gathered together the best for your viewing pleasure below. Enjoy!
YG & Lil Nipsey Hussle, FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)
YG and Nipsey Hussle let their thoughts known about Presidential hopeful Donald Trump with the video for FDT (Fuck Donald Trump). The filming of the protest video was shut down by police a few weeks back, but that hasn’t stopped the two from releasing what footage they could gather. The black and white clip – with flashes of patriotic red and blue – opens with a short message reminding people of the advances made by President Obama and how if the wrong candidate is elected in the current race to the Whitehouse, all Obama’s good work could be reversed.
This isn’t actually a bad track. While the refrain, “Fuck Donald Trump,” isn’t the most positive of slogans, I applaud YG and Nipsey Hussle for using their position to advocate their political beliefs
Trouble, Ready (Remix Ft. Big Bank Black, Young Thug & Young Dolph)
Released last month, Atlanta rapper Trouble delivers the film clip for the remix of hit cut Ready. Joined by Southern alumni Big Blank Black, Young Thug and Young Dolph, the four MC’s kick it in the street with their posses as 90s visual effects flash on screen.
Bankroll Mafia, Out My Face
The latest in a long of hip-hop super groups, Bankroll Mafia is lead by the team of T.I. and Young Thug with able support from Shad Da God and Peewee Roscoe. While Roscoe is currently facing prison time following the shooting of Lil Wayne’s tour bus last year, the group look set to continue as a trio, as evident by new single Out My Face. Fellow Hustle Gang label mate London Jae joins the three on this trap banger, with the video showing the quartet hanging out in a warehouse with their crew while footage of money burning is intercut throughout.
Bankroll Mafia’s debut album is set to drop this Friday April 22.
Curren$y, Grand Theft Auto
Ahead of the release of Curren$y’s 4/20 celebrating project, Bourbon Street Secrets, the New Orleans rapper has dropped the visuals for new tune Grand Theft Auto. Produced by frequent collaborator, Purps of 808 Mafia, Curren$y’s smooth rhymes float over the bouncy production as he stands around some fancy cars smoking spliffs. What a life.
Bourbon Street Secrets is released this Friday April 22.
Homeboy Sandman, Talking (Bleep)
Stones Throw Records’ Homeboy Sandman is less than three weeks away from dropping his new album Kindness For Weakness (May 6), and today sees the video release for recent single Talking (Bleep). It feels like a kind of parody take on the typical hip-hop gangster video, with boxing and martial arts, street shootings, running from men in black suits and so on.
Homeboy’s crystal clear storytelling lyrics slow down the video’s dramatic pace just enough to allow you to take in each scene. Remarkably surreal, mostly due to the small embellishments, like how some characters’ mouths are stretched wide, are creepy and eerie to say the least. The pace and lyrics work in an interesting way with the video, with the clear storyline essentially making the entire visual experience even more hyperreal and off-kilter.
Remi, For Good (ft. Sampa The Great)
Undoubtedly the best Australian hip-hop track of the year so far, Remi‘s For Good, featuring Sampa The Great, now has its own visual accompaniment. This is the first single from Remi’s forthcoming album with Sensible J titled Divas and Demons, and if it’s anything to go by, we’re in for something truly special.
The video splices scenes of Sampa and Remi dancing and performing with theatrical scenes of a lone girl sitting at a restaurant table, having been stood up on a date – by the guy we soon see riding in a car with two girls and a bottle of wine. He’s having a great time, she’s feeling incredibly low. After a minute he eventually shows up, so late that he sees another guy chatting to her. Fed up when he begins to argue with the other guy, she leaves, obviously distraught.
It’s not exactly a feel good clip. Here’s Remi explaining the song’s straightforward inspiration: I was a scandalous prick, and I wanted to outline how it went down and how it effected everyone involved. The best way to do this was to have both the male and female perspective.”
Written by Tobias Handke & Lauren Ziegler