NEW AUS VIDS: DOLORRES, LADY P, FIGUERO JONES & AYWY
Our weekly picks from the 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. 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…
DOLORRES – BOSCO
(An ALMANAC Production)
Naarm/Melbourne’s DoloRRes exceeds all expectations on his long-awaited new single ‘BOSCO’. Following his 2021 debut EP It’s All Happening Somewhere Else, the Italian-born artist re-emerges from his 12+ month hiatus. As only a snapshot of what he’s been working on, the self-produced and bilingual ‘BOSCO’ expertly infuses elements of club music and drill. The ALMANAC Production music video is directed by DoloRRes and zooms back and forth as the track manoeuvres through its highs and lows. Without a doubt, this is his most impressive release to date and one of the standout tracks of the year so far. Don’t miss out.
NERVE – GUMBOOTS FT. BABYFACE MAL
(Hoodwolf Studios, Brayden FunFilms & 76mFilms)
This. Is. A. Hit. One of Aus Rap’s most dynamic duos link up for another premiere moment on ‘Gumboots’. Over a banging MattyMadeIt beat which sounds straight out of Pharrell‘s early 2000’s Clipse catalogue, Brisbane’s Nerve and Melbourne’s Babyface Mal slide effortlessly and pack their punches with aplomb. Crips visuals from three of the best video houses in the game see the AU’s Batman & Robin styling in and out of the studio, going back and forth before Mal delivers arguably the best verse we’ve heard this year laced with his laconic flow, tongue-in-cheek flexes, and nods to his Arabic roots. More please.
LADY P – GETTIN’ LOUD (TEST ME)
For her first solo release in almost two years, you best believe Lady P is ‘Gettin’ Loud’. Challenging anyone to try and test her, the venomous Sydney-based spitter unleashes nearly three minutes of confident and cut-throat bars over the mix by Ben Griffiths. Although she can hardly be considered a newcomer anymore, Lady P still raps with an unrivalled sense of hunger. Shot at Studio in the Mill, the music video by Candyman Media takes inspiration from the Daily Duppy’s iconic layout. ‘Gettin’ Loud (Test Me)’ feels like the tipping point for a new rap era for the Filipino-Australian artist.
FIGUERO JONES & AYWY – BRRR!
Brown boys up on ‘BRRR!’, the first new joint from Sydney-based creatives Figuero Jones and Aywy. Following his February-released single ‘Booth’, the Sri Lankan-born artist delivers an icy cold performance over Aywy’s South Asian-influenced production. The music video is shot, edited and directed by Nandu, who follows the pair into the night through equally cool visuals. While they’ve both made their respective marks on the scene, this duo is going to be one to watch (or continue watching) as the year progresses.
COMPLETE – TELL ME TWICE
(Complete & Uncool Sam)
It feels like WA rap stalwart Complete is somehow just entering the prime of his career. His brutally raw, honest storytelling and elite multisyllabic rhyming fuse with a subject matter of mental health battles to create what is an unquestionably powerful moment. Uncool Sam lets us delve visually into Complete’s battles with his own mind as he raps in a lonely apartment accompanied by nothing by alcohol and the chilling instrumental also produced by the multi-faceted Sam. Running up the best numbers of his career, the 6k OG heads on his first UK / European tour next month.
BIGGS 685 – CÈST LA VIE
Classic rap only is the mantra of BIGGs 685‘s extensive catalogue, and new drop ‘Cest La Vie’ is no exception to that rule. In under two minutes, the Western Sydney emcee declares his love of hip-hop culture and showcases his trouble-free panache for the craft in the now-iconic Tupac like cadence we’ve long grown to love. The one-take freestyle by Zoku Creative couldn’t be more authentic to the culture the 685-rep has dedicated his life to; decked in a bright yellow retro Adidas tee in front of graffiti-laden walls, if-not for the Pol-Aus accent and location this could be mistaken for 1995 Los Angeles. Vibes.