It seems fitting that, in the same week Danny Brown releases new single When It Rain, Friday hits with a triple-whammy of brilliant visuals to prove that ‘when it rains, it pours’. With names like Lil Wayne, Bishop Nehru and Joey Bada$$ making appearances — this is a welcome winter downpour.
Lil Wayne — ‘Skate It Off’
Lil Wayne‘s love of the sport of skateboarding is well-known, and he wilfully allows it to come to the forefront for the video for Skate It Off, dancing and skating around a skate park with his crew.
In a way, it could be symbolic that Lil Wayne has released the visuals for Skate It Off only days after it was announced that a plane Weezy was on found itself forced to make an emergency landing due to the New Orleans rapper suffering seizures (now thought to be related to epilepsy). In a sense, with all the worry surrounding him right now, Weezy just wants to skate it all off!
Nyck Caution (ft. Joey Bada$$) — ‘What’s Understood’
Powerhouse producer Metro Boomin collides with Pro Era talents Nyck Caution and Joey Bada$$ for this tremendous track, and accompanying video. All in all, both the track and the visuals give good backing to the sentiments expressed in a recent statement by Joey himself, who said of Nyck Caution:
“Nyck is a one of a kind passionate type of artist. I feel honoured to have him apart of my camp and label as he is a true lyricist and visionary. I am very confident in Nyck being the next up from Pro Era because he offers something new to the table that is very exciting to watch.”
With collabs this good, we’re hoping a statement like that means many more to come.
Bishop Nehru — ‘Midnight Reflecting’
Fresh off of dropping his latest mixtape MAGIC:19, the man MF Doom calls “a young master” has released the new video for Midnight Reflecting, the closing track on Bishop Nehru’s latest mixtape.
With the 19-year-old MC expected to release his debut solo EP (having previously released a collaborative album with the aforementioned MF Doom, titled NehruvianDOOM) later this year, all eyes are on the young man The Fader referred to as “New York’s newest pride” and this gloomy, slow-burning track/visual for Midnight Reflecting is as good a reason as any other to prove why.