NEW AUS VIDS: ANFA ROSE, HOODZY, JK-47 & TASMAN KEITH
Our weekly picks from the New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist; as always, highlighting the latest and best videos from across the AU. Don’t miss out! Subscribe to our channel to be the first across the hottest new clips. Updated weekly, there are thousands to watch in our YouTube playlist! Which video are you into this week? Slam the comments with who we missed…
JK-47 – AVALANCHE FT. TASMAN KEITH
JK-47 unleashes an ‘Avalanche’ of rap excellence on his latest single featuring Tasman Keith. Produced by Jay Orient, the cold new collaboration follows previous release ‘Rain’ alongside another incredible Indigenous act Adrian Eagle. Directed and edited by Joey Bailey, the music video was filmed and performed on stolen Gumbaynggirr land (Bowraville, Nambucca Heads). The visuals capture the rappers in their freshest Indigenous rugby league jerseys, surrounded by the ECB family and more. ‘Avalanche’ offers the long-awaited pairing of JK and Tas, and boy does it deliver.
HOODZY – WORTH IT
Hoodzy switches gears on her vulnerable new title track from her Worth It EP. A far cry from the bar heavy tracks like ‘Jumpy’, the Forever Ever signee adopts a more slow tempoed approach on the Thom Crawford-produced single. Speaking on ‘Worth It’, she says: “This track portrays my experience of being queer & growing up in a family with a religious background.” Through the music video by Dylan Guy, and her angelic vocals and poignant lyricism, Hoodzy captures “all the confusing feelings that I have dealt with since young.” The four track EP includes previous releases ‘This Feeling’, ‘Alone’ and ‘Mum Warned You’.
ANFA ROSE – STICKY
Anfa Rose unveils the official lyric video for his soul-stirring new single ‘Sticky’. With palpable and heart-piercing poetics adding to the thematic intimacy of his sophomore album Die On My Chest, Rose is Australia’s answer to Bryson Tiller. As the seventh song on the eight track project, ‘Sticky’ delves into the transformation of a relationship marked by deception, unfaithfulness, and manipulation. His distinctive melodic vocals and soulful crooning, further exemplified on tracks like ‘Body Language’ and ‘Chemical’ from the album, have the Sydney-based artist leaving an indelible mark not only on our ears, but our hearts.
NERVE – ROME
Nerve is back with a statement. Posted outside the Colosseum, the Brisbane artist slowly unveils his simple message over the beat’s piano runs. While he might be travelling overseas, and recently visiting ‘PARIS’, he’s going nowhere, and has proved it with frequent big collabs and singles, notably ‘Tramp‘ with Miko Mal and ‘High‘ with Zia Jade. Nerve’s earnt the status to be able to effortlessly stand in front of an iconic landmark and just rap his ass off without moving. “Thinking less and speaking more” echoes from ‘ROME’, and it’s evident. Nerve is one of the highly respected artists in Australia, and he’s not gonna let you forget it anytime soon.
ASHWARYA – WHY’S IT GOTTA HURT
Ashwarya drops a new music video for the title track of her new EP Why’s It Gotta Hurt. Having collaborated with Vic Mensa and opened for Dua Lipa, her latest success story comes in the form of her five track project featuring past releases ‘Enough’ and ‘Up In My Head’. Speaking on the track, she says: “‘Why’s It Gotta Hurt’, ultimately explores the realisations of my past and present experiences, of longing and desire – to resentment and chaos – and finally the realisation and acceptance that, sometimes letting go of the things you love will give you peace.” With the music video shot by Charles Buxton-Lesley, it’s exciting seeing Ashwarya still be independent and have the artistic vision to see through something so sophisticated.
CORTEXT & GREELEY – THE PERTH CONNECTION
Aus Rap pioneers Greeley and Cortext extend an electrifying welcome on Boorloo Country with WA cypher ‘The Perth Connection’. Filmed by Lahai Creative, the cypher boasts a total of 16 old-school and new-age emcees at the forefront of the Westside hip-hop movement. Among the remarkable lineup are the likes of Big Z, Spinza, JJ Vacant and others, each wielding their lyrical prowess and fortifying what the Perth scene has to offer. Produced by Lachy Hamill, ‘The Perth Connection’ underscores hip-hop’s core essence: community and lasting bonds, with raw lyrics, hard-hitting beats, and a powerful delivery being the signature style to these creatives. Keep your eye on these formidable forces putting P-City hip-hop on the map.