NEW AUS VIDS: DAY1, AZTEC FLOW & KILL CARTER
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…
AZTEC FLOW – THE BURBS FT. CHIEF MAEZ
Aztec Flow causes a stir in the neighbourhood with new visuals for ‘The Burbs’ featuring Chief Maez. Taken from his debut album Wake Death, Return Life, the self-produced track is a middle finger to anyone unhappy with minorities in their “upper-class” suburbs. The music video by Katashi Films finds Aztec, Chief and their boys fittingly turning up and cruising around the ‘burbs. Released via Tical Records, the 10-track project is described as “a representation of Aztec, his struggles, pain and life”, and includes features from Big Skeez, Steez Malase, Atahan, and international acts Wifisfuneral and Curtiss King.
DAY1 – MR LUCKY
Coming off a huge 2022, Brisbane’s DAY1 drops his third release of the year with ‘Mr Lucky’. Produced by SLIMEBOY, the latest track comes equipped with one of the craziest videos this year. Alongside ‘Have You Ever?’, which dropped a few weeks ago, Day1 is riding the success off ‘Mbappe’ and ‘Dubai’ accompanied by his track with JAY1, and is looking to build. The song addresses his doubters, affirming further that his career is so advanced thanks to him, and nobody else. Nbreezy delivered one of the best videos of the year with this one as he films Day1’s recent trip to Melbourne.
SYDNEY YUNGINS – TOP
Rico Tonga goes solo on ‘Top’, missing his counterpart that makes up the rest of Sydney Yungins, but he still brings the bread and butter home. Directed by Herbert Leota, the ‘TOP’ music video video romanticises the grind it takes to reach stardom, but also the work that’s required to get there. Rico holds his own, proving his worth and adding to the already huge hype surrounding Sydney Yungins. Following ‘E.4.E’ and ‘Meet Me At The Bottom’ with OpenTillL8, the new track solidifies their place in 2023 and prove why they’re one of the most talked about emerging Australian groups.
KILL CARTER – NO PERSONA
(BraydenFunFilms & Nick Rae)
KILL Carter delivers yet again with his gritty sound on new single ‘No Persona’. Following the success of his first release for 2023, ‘In & Out’ featuring YNG Martyr, the Chinese-Australian artist never fails to bring explosive energy and gripping artwork. Not only is the track brimming with confidence and has a nasty beat switch in the middle, it comes with a Matrix-style music video by Braydenfunfilms and Nick Rae. The catchy lyrics and addictive visuals create an inexorable masterpiece, befitting of the track title, ‘No Persona’. KILL Carter not only nails his lyricism, but delivers deadly visuals that redefine creativity and entertainment within the Aus rap scene.
MUNGMUNG – IF U SAY
MUNGMUNG shares a new music video for ‘IF U SAY’ from her debut album Boujee Bby. Produced by Tauese Tofa, ‘IF U SAY’ and the rest of the 15-track project finds MUNGMUNG tap into more R&B sensibilities. Keeping the momentum rolling from 2022’s Main Character EP, the Eora/Sydney artist began the year with the project’s first singles ‘PRINCE CHARMING’ and ‘ATTITUDE PROBLEM’ featuring 1300. Directed by Jordan Mung, the accompanying music video depicts the track’s narrative of being led on and adds another playful and colourful feather to her filmography cap.
VERBZ, NELSON DIALECT & MR SLIPZ – BESIDE ME
Slick deliveries, smooth bars and low-resonants beats are becoming the trademark package for the likes of Verbz, Nelson Dialect & Mr Slipz. Their latest single ‘Beside Me’ sees the newly-formed trio travel deep into the woodland breach, filmed by Honey JD, resulting in the latest segment of an impressive new collaborative project that rivals their previous achievements. Drawing inspiration from the raw, laid-back beats reminiscent of the Mobb Deep era, Mr Slipz sets the ideal backdrop for Verbz and Nelson to reflect on the value of companionship and the repercussions of advancing together as one. Complementing the lead single ‘Strike Back’ and its successor ‘We Can Do That,’ ‘Beside Me’ seamlessly adds to the ascent for this Hip-Hop trinity’s success.