NEW AUS VIDS: BOY $COUT GATSBY, CITIZEN KAY, B.Z.A & MANNYRR
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…
BOY $COUT GATSBY – ACT THE SAME
Woolyungah/Wollongong’s BOY $COUT GATSBY shares ‘Act The Same’ from his upcoming EP titled FROM GATSBY WITH LOVE. Originally written in 2019 and produced by Young Taylor, the track reflects the ups and downs that come with being an upcoming artist. Leaning into a more vulnerable and melodic style, ‘Act The Same’ is accompanied with a music video directed by Roman Anastasios. The visuals, starring YouTuber Modern Pelican, align with GATSBY’s ‘by any means necessary’ mentality as he says the song “expresses what I’m willing to sacrifice to pursue music.” Following some of his best work to date including collaborations with Babyface Mal, Mason Dane and Oliver Cronin, the five track project is set for release 1 September.
JAZZ NOBODI – WAY UP
Jazz Nobodi illustrates his profound poetics and unwavering commitment to his community and craft on his latest single ‘WAY UP’. The imaginative music video, skilfully filmed and edited on an iPhone by Reezy, features Jazz in various captivating city locations. In a pensive narrative, he embraces complexity, growth, and evolution elevated on the cornerstones of steadfast faith and family support. It reflects his empowerment and responsibility in shaping the culture he and his community are crafting with 92WRLD. Following ‘Outside’, ‘WAY UP’ embodies peace, prosperity, and purpose, and sees Jazz NOBODI detail why he is actually Jazz SOMEBODI.
DKOS MAPS – CONQUER
Flaunting his signature steez of rhyming bars and seductive bass-lines, Dkos Maps conquers his fresh sound with latest single. A reggae masterpiece that is bound to sway your senses with the stunning visuals, filmed and edited by Chris Dahmen, that finds Dkos Maps in various ostentatious locations living up to the soft life he promises his significant other. Not only is he a conqueror of the heart with these hypnotic basslines, but a conqueror of life as he is dedicated to looking after everyone in his midst. Complementing the lead single ‘Bang’, ‘Conquer’ serves to amplify the triumphs of this Reggae Romeo.
B.Z.A – WAY UP FT. MANNYRR
Adelaide rappers B.Z.A and MannyRR team up again for their new single ‘WAY UP’. Following last year’s ‘Landslide’, their second collaboration together reimagines Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s ‘I’m All The Way Up’ with a darker drill tone. The explosive energy of both emcees on ‘WAY UP’ emanates into the music video directed and edited by visualsbydoyo. Following ‘Breadwinners’ with Perry P and Against The World with ALMIGHTYDUT, B.Z.A connects herself to another dynamic duo on the mic. ADL have been dominating the drill scene in 2023, and ‘WAY UP’ is a clear example of why.
HENNY & MASSE – BE WITHOUT YOU
‘Be Without You’ is Henny and Masse’s follow up to their highly awaited comeback ‘From Nothing’ from a few months ago. Sydney’s hottest duo get listeners onto their feet as they go back and forth over Kid 99’s production. The track starts with Henny trying to talk to a girl, but the song takes a turn when the loyalty of the girl is in question. Throughout the Aaron Bull directed video, the pair drive around Sydney, add elements of choreography, and show that they’re not just rappers, they’re entertainers. They’ll be on the countries biggest festivals in no time.
CITIZEN KAY – SO, IT BEGINS
Citizen Kay kicks off his 2023 with smooth new single ‘so, it begins’. Canberra’s Citizen Kay has been around for a minute, earning an ARIA nomination for ‘Best Urban Album’ with his 2015 EP. Eight years later, he’s still going and has only got better. Like a good chunk of his discography, ‘so it begins’ is an extremely smooth and self-produced offering. The visuals start off with him sitting in a chair in an office, surrounded by everyday things. Soon after, he’s endlessly falling, singing the hook to his first release of the year. Though less than two minutes in duration, Burrows directed an amazing piece of art with this music video.