NEW AUS VIDS: BABY PRINCE, RHIANNON RENEA, KOBIE DEE
Delivering the latest adds from our New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist; as always, highlighting the latest and best videos year-round from across the AU. Don’t miss out! Subscribe to our channel to be the first across the hottest new clips. Here are a few of our weekly favs but there are thousands to watch in our Youtube playlist! Which video are you into this week? Slam the comments with who we missed…
BABY PRINCE – SHAKE FT. BLESSED
Baby Prince delivers a sequel EP to SpriteSchool Vol. 2, along with new visuals to the lead single ‘Shake’ featuring BLESSED. Produced by Liam Thomas and WAVV, the two African-Australians follow up their ‘DOWN UNDER’ collaboration with a more atmospheric trap offering. Featuring other Brisbane talent like Khi’leb and Creed Tha Kid, and frequent collaborators like Mason Dane, the new project sees Baby Prince localise and modernise the muddy trap sound he grew up on. The Moonboy Studios music video positions the duo in a sensei and student relationship, described by Baby Prince as “an anime-influenced fantasy narrative.”
KOBIE DEE – BASICS
Gomeroi artist Kobie Dee showcases what can happen when you perfect the ‘Basics’. Re-emerging over the crisp trap production by Jaytee Hazard, the track’s beat switch introduces the neck-snapping snares and tearing 808s that Kobie uses to emphasise the simple but effective nature of his music. Following his debut EP last year titled Gratitude Over Pity, the music video for ‘Basics’ is directed by Jordan Hill and is one of Kobie’s most polished visual works to date. He’ll be performing later this month in Melbourne and Sydney with support from UK’s Jords, before heading to Spilt Milk in Canberra, Ballarat and Gold Coast.
AGUNG MANGO – GUAP POP FT. GENESIS OWUSU
(Directed by Jamie Barry)
Gearing up for his first solo EP, Agung Mango recruits Genesis Owusu on his latest single ‘GUAP POP’. Produced by Finbar Stuart and Nikodimos, the Melbourne rapper fuses jazz and funk with his usual experimentation of hip-hop and alt-R&B. Paired with a music video directed by Jamie Barry, ‘GUAP POP’ is about the financial struggle most creatives face and the perseverance it takes to reap the rewards. His next EP titled MAN ON THE GO is releasing October 14, and proceeds his 2019 collaborative project with 3K and Son of Agung, the joint work witth producer Nikodimos from the following year.
RHIANNON RENEA – HAD ENOUGH
R&B singer Rhiannon Renea calls it quits in her new track ‘Had Enough’. The Adelaide artist reflects on a past lover over the track’s slow piano keys and stuttering trap hi-hats and drums. Deeza handles the production, engineering and its accompanying visuals, shot at night by bayside Glenelg. From ballad to ballad, and features with other Adelaide-based names like GRCO and Indigomerkaba, Rhiannon Renea has been gearing up for her debut EP. Titled Words I Wish I Said, the 6-track project will be available on all streaming services from September 23.
SHELY210 – GO GETTERZ
(Directed by Jack Billiau)
Shely210’s latest track ‘Go Getterz’ comes off the back of his ‘HoodBars’ and second EP Stack or Starve from earlier this year. Produced by BeatsWithSheph, the Southern Sydney rapper returns over Spanish-influenced guitar strings and hard-hitting trap drums – something that’s become synonymous with his sound. Directed by Jack Billiau, the music video sees Shely perform the track while dirt bikes and motorbikes circle him. Along with ‘Go Getterz’, Shely also featured on Sydney-based group Corrupt Consortium’s 2022 debut ‘Pressure’ this week. Having shared the mic with Lisi, Kahukx, Pistol Pete, Enzo and more, Shely210 has quickly become a fan-favourite among the Australian scene.
TEND1E & WHERESCCINO – FROGS
(Directed by Emma Whitehead)
Two-thirds of the DEATHTOUGLYBOYS group, Tend1e (pronounced ten-dye) and WheresCCINO, come together on ‘Frogs’. Co-produced by Tyler Soul, NZ-born Tend1e and WheresCCINO usher in a summery moment with their woozy delivery and jazzy instrumentation. As part of the annual Triple J Unearthed program that links upcoming artists with creatives from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, the Perth-based pairing share their new music video directed by Emma Whitehead. The stylish and minimalistic visuals of ‘Frogs’ also include production and costume design by Hailley Hunt. The new track marks Tend1e’s third release this year, after ‘Waiting On You’ and ‘Imperfections’.