NEW AUS VIDS: HP BOYZ, CHANEL LOREN, MELODOWNZ
Presenting the best releases from our New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist this week; 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…
CHANEL LOREN – SOME OTHER TIME FT. ARZ
(Directed by Chris Chance)
Chanel Loren takes it back home to London for her latest soulful R&B single ‘Some Other Time’ featuring Arz. The Sydney-based artist debuted earlier this year with her addictive offering ‘Playlist’ followed by the moodier and slow-burning ‘Disappear’. Produced by Chunkyluv, Chanel’s third release of 2022 finds her using her soft-spoken melodies, distracting herself of heartbreak and choosing to deal with it some other time. Directed by Chris Chance, the music video was shot during Chanel’s summer trip to the UK and captures East London rapper Arz handling the closing moments with a cold guest verse of his own.
HP BOYZ – HUNDRED CLUB
(Directed by HP BOYZ & Flynnmadeit)
Hp Boyz make their grand return to the scene with the first taste of new music in ‘Hundred Club’. Since their huge 2020 in which they shared their debut EP 6 To The World, the trio have remained relatively quiet aside from the two-piece Afterparty release last year. Over the precisely produced beat by Willstah, i.amsolo, Royce Millenium and Patrick, ‘Hundred Club’ finds Onit and YJ engaging in a back and forth to boast of their successes since their 2019 breakout. HP Boyz’ long-awaited return is brought to life with a luxurious music video directed and edited by Flynnmadeit.
BBGB – KNOCK KNOCK
(Directed by Visuals By Razak)
African-Australian supergroup BBGB kick in the door with their sophomore single ‘Knock Knock’. Produced by Kwame, the track features a punchy hook from Manu Crooks and verses from the other core members BLESSED, B-Wise and Lil Spacely. With the addition of Sydney rapper Skenzo on the final verse, BBGB continues to showcase the reality of the African diaspora in Australia. Following their debut ‘Tough Love’, the new single is paired with another cinematic black-and-white music video directed by Visuals By Razak. Their impending project is shaping up to be something special as even more artists join the ranks of BBGB affiliates.
MELODOWNZ – LOOT FT. MAXO KREAM
(Directed by CNRPR)
Melodownz drops another treasure of a track with ‘Loot’ featuring Houston rapper Maxo Kream. The New Zealand-based artist opens the sinister trap production by Smoke, SOLO and LMC with a slow-building flow. Though after the energetic hook chant and Maxo’s feature verse, Melo picks up the pace once more. ‘Loot’ is accompanied with a black-and-white music video directed, edited and produced by CNRPR. Perfectly fitted to perform live, the track comes off the back of Melodownz being the support act for Maxo Kream throughout the sideshows of his cancelled Splendour In The Grass appearance.
LEMAIRE – WHAT?! FT. L33ZE
Gold Coast’s Lemaire shares visuals to ‘What?!’ featuring L33ze, the opening track to his debut EP What Did You Expect. The funk-infused and self-produced song is an effortless display of his cool bars and acts as the perfect intro. One of two features on the project along with BOY SODA on ‘Be Myself’, L33ze comes through with a braggadocious and carefree guest verse. Directed by Lorne Greenlaw and Lemaire, the playful music video is shot at a local golf course and tennis court on the QLD/NSW border. Along with the new music video, Lemaire dropped a remix to the song featuring Busty and Jaden Wakefield.
KAHUKX – TRUE
(Directed by Slippn)
KAHUKX makes his label debut via ADA Australia/Warner Music Australia on new track ‘TRUE’. The 18-year-old rapper bounces across the menacing Afro drill production from ProdbyKb in his first solo release in 6 months. Aligning with the track’s inspiration, the music video – directed by frequent collaborator Slippn – offers playful insight into KAHUKX’s upbringing in Sydney. Making his debut with ‘Due Time’ in January, A&R Manager at WMA Christopher Kevin AU believes “there hasn’t been an Australian rapper with a rapid ascension quite like KAHUKX.” Melbourne’s Babyface Mal is someone experiencing a similar success as of late and a dream collaboration between these two would fittingly close out the year.