NEW AUS VIDS: ENZO, MULALO, SHADOW
Covering 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 hundreds to watch in our Youtube playlist! Which video are you into this week? Slam the comments with who we missed…
SHADOW – INTRO
(Just Play Media)
Perth rapper Shadow unveils the ‘INTRO’ to his upcoming Blackout EP, set for release on September 2. After dropping ‘That’s Okay’ only a few weeks ago, he’s back again to build the hype behind his latest project since the 2019 debut Cream. Produced by JCAL, Shadow opens the impending EP with a quick set of bars rapping “Ain’t a damn thing changed.” While it’s a fair claim to make as he details what’s remained the same for him, there’s still no denying the improved artistry from the 6k rapper in 2022. ‘INTRO’ is also accompanied with a captioned music video by Just Play Media.
MULALO – TRACY GRIMSHAW
(Directed by Caitlin Wong)
Mulalo packs plenty of Australian pop culture references in her new single ‘Tracy Grimshaw’. The Melbourne-based rapper fiercely raps over 18YOMAN’s bass-heavy production, paying homage to iconic Australian figures such as the Minogue sisters, Cathy Freeman, The Wiggles and of course, A Current Affairs host Tracy Grimshaw. Directed by Caitlin Wong, the music video taps into her fascination with celebrity and paparazzi culture as Mulalo aptly puts it – “Everyone is talking about Mulalo, because I’m a current affair.” ‘Tracy Grimshaw’ is her first taste of new music since featuring alongside Nerve, lil golo and Cult Shotta on the Triple One posse-cut ‘MR. WHIPPY’ at the start of the year.
ENZO – LIVING TO DIE
Enzo continues to explore his solo career with the recent release of ‘Living To Die’. As one-half of the Campbelltown duo alongside Pistol Pete, the Biordi Music signee has particularly been pursuing his solo efforts this year through singles like ‘Going Back’ and ‘Adlay 101’. Produced by BeatsWithSheph, ‘Living To Die’ begins with a short and sharp verse from Enzo over the 808-heavy instrumental, before he closes it by experimenting with a more melodic approach. His fourth track of 2022 is paired with a simple, piece to camera music video by Cerne Studios, and eagle-eyed viewers will be able to spot a cameo from UK YouTube reactor and artist in his own right, Chazza.
TALAKAI – COFFEE
(The Last Addition)
In the new music video ‘Coffee’, Talakai flips the Beabadoobee-sampled Powfu track ‘death bed’. Produced by 21G and mixed and mastered by Ginge Mansion, the Newcastle artist turns the Tik-Tok viral song from 2020 into a heartbroken drill offering. Following his ‘Don’t Get Comfortable’ release earlier this year, Talakai has been relentlessly touring across the country for both support and headline shows. Filmed and edited by The Last Addition, the ‘Coffee’ music video captures his live performances and BTS moments from being on tour with Chillinit. The latest single will become available on all streaming services at the end of the week.
SQUID THE KID – CATER
(Directed by Nick Rae)
Hampton Park’s Squid The Kid offers visuals to his latest R&B-tinged single ‘Cater’. Over the jazzy production by Michael Elia, the 24-year-old artist delivers smooth bars and even more addictive melodies pleading with his lover to help. The track, released last month, is inspired by Destiny Child’s ‘Cater 2 U’ and now accompanied with a music video directed by Nick Rae. For fans of Mac Miller, viewers follow Squid The Kid desperately looking to cater for his lover across three different locations including the skatepark, corner store, and diner.
DOU T – PULL UP
Dou T shares a new music video to his third track this year ‘Pull Up’. The Dark Side Records signee debuted earlier this year on ‘TRAP DREAMS’ featuring Sydney Yungins’ rapper Leli SK, followed by his first set of visuals in ‘FREESTYLE (Notorious)’. ‘Pull Up’ finds the Sydney rapper slide over the synth-heavy drill offering with an echoey melodic hook. Shot and edited by Kev Blindside, the music video is in memory of Dion Givenchi Fofogao and Manono Saimiti Solaese, and sees Dou T perform the track with Blue Mountains in the background.