NEW AUS VIDS: ISAAC PUERILE, TAHDIG, RAF RECEIPT
Bringing together our favourite adds 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. Here are a few of our weekly favs but there are thousands to watch in our Youtube playlist! Which video are you into this week? Slam the comments with who we missed…
E.T – BLESSINGS
(Directed by Herbert Leota)
South West Sydney rapper E.T makes his long-awaited return from incarceration on his solo single ‘Blessings’. The 046 member reflects on the lessons learnt during his time away, rapping and singing over the group’s signature Aus funk style, produced by frequent collaborator Sefru. Directed by Herbert Leota, the music video assists the track’s narrative and ends with the 20-year-old leaving jail and reuniting with his loved ones. The 046 have been holding it down in his absence and with ‘To Be Continued’ sprawling across the screen, it looks to be a promising time for the Claymore collective.
RAF RECEIPT – TO THE GRAVE
(Directed by Kev Blindside)
RAF RECEIPT strikes with a more left field sound on his latest single ‘TO THE GRAVE (TTG). Following the back to back releases of ‘LAVIDA’ and ‘CITY LIGHTS’ alongside Jaecy, the Western Sydney artist trades in his usual Afro-Swing sound for an alternative R&B approach. The late-night and reverberating sonics are kept awoken by the trap drums by prod. chrxs with mixing by Deja Miru and mastering by Chunkyluv. The visuals are directed by Kev Blindside who continues to deliver as one of the scene’s finest videographers. ‘TO THE GRAVE (TTG)’ brings forward a new weapon in Raf’s arsenal, closing out his year with a sound we want to hear more of in 2023.
TAHDIG – UNMATCHED
(Directed by Lachlan AK)
Brisbane-based artist Tahdig shares ‘Unmatched’, her first single since debut EP Truth Be Told. Recorded at Six Degrees Studios, the Iranian-born rapper slides her bars over the bass-heavy trap production by German producer Fewtile. Speaking on ‘Unmatched’, Tahdig said: “I wrote this track to convey a message to my listeners that female MC’s should be respected as lyricists just like their male counterparts and should not be exploited sexually just to be noticed.” Filmed by Lachlan AK and edited by Dotty Visual Designs, the accompanying music video sees her rapping to camera in a heavily graffitied abandoned building.
ISAAC PUERILE – SODA
(Directed by Nqabutho Ncube & Max Huebscher)
Blacktown-based artist Isaac Puerile mixes bassy drill beats and bubbly hyperpop in his new single ‘SODA’. Marking his third release in 2022, following the previous ‘Strongboy’ and i hate you too EP, the Tanssi and Oh Boy produced single was written before supporting Huskii’s Anithero tour. The accompanying music video, directed by Nqabutho Ncube and Max Huebscher, adds to the track’s infectious and playful energy while still highlighting Isaac’s upfront lyricism. The young Western Sydney artist has proven to possess one of the most distinctive deliveries and versatile sonic palettes in the country.
ECB – SLIME
(Blanco Entertainment & No.One Network)
The group of Bundjalung brothers ECB (East Coast Brotherhood) have returned with their new single ‘SLIME’. Growing up in the Tweed on the northern NSW coast, ECB was the collective name given to Chiggz, JK-47, Nate G and Will by their late father. On ‘SLIME’, the Tweed-raised emcees offer up their hard-hitting bars over the woozy hip-hop production by Mattymadeit. The music video, directed by Joey Bailey and Kyel 925, follows ECB brother and acclaimed solo artist JK-47 as he drives top down picking each of them up for their verse. Their latest single comes off the back of their announcement to support Shadow and Triple One on their respective national tours.
HORRORSHOW – HIDEAWAY FT. MASON DANE
(Directed by Slippn & The Last Addition)
As a product of their Good Problems Tour, Inner West OG Horrorshow and Newcastle’s Mason Dane deliver visuals for their new track ‘Hideaway’. Produced by Adit and E10, the peaceful and melodic single has already received an international co-sign by Ebro Darden on Rap Life Radio. The music video, by Slippn and The Last Addition, finds the two artists retreating to nature captured through picturesque drone shots. Stripped from their recent Bad Feelings EP, Horrorshow have successfully modernised and stayed true to their craft since debuting back in 2008 with The Grey Space.