NEW AUS VIDS: JESSWAR, HP BOYZ, PHI11A
The warmer weather has arrived and the videos from the AU are heating up as well! Our New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist on Youtube is the place to be to catch all the latest clips. This week we’ve got another 5 of our favourites to drop. Let us know on socials which are your favs and be sure to be subscribed to our channel on Youtube to stay updated! ?
HP BOYZ – LOYALTY
After their chart-topping debut EP earlier this year, the boys from Hampton Park are back and continuing to put South-East Melbourne on the map. Always creatively evolving, Loyalty could comfortably soundtrack a major picture, however the clip places them back at home – with crisp drone shots showcasing the 3 effortlessly trading verses on the block in their infamous area.
CORTEXT – WHAT I NEED
Perth OG Cortext strips it back on latest drop What I Need, vulnerably pouring his heart out over beats while staring straight at the camera. Never breaking mood or character, the emcee bravely addresses topics of heartbreak, parenthood and toxic masculinity. Powerfully written. Powerfully shot.
PHI11A – DIRTY DANCER
Cooked up in a session with legendary producer Scott Storch, Def Jam prodigy Phi11a makes ease of catchy melodies on latest release Dirty Dancer – a tribute to strippers and OnlyFans models worldwide. Though COVID restrictions meant they couldn’t shoot in a club, the exclusive BTS session footage and clean graphics more than do the track and mood justice.
JAMARZONMARZ – TOMORROW
(SHAUN PARKER / CERNE STUDIOS)
This is one of the most important videos in Australian hip-hop history. JamarzOnMarz, the first openly gay male rapper from the AU, is embracing his identity in all its’ glory and inviting everyone else to do the same. It’s a bop. Impeccably choreographed with an eye-catching aesthetic, the Kenyan / Sri-Lankan artist continues to break down doors for minorities across the land. And does it with style.
JESSWAR – VENOM
(COLIN JEFFS / KEVIN BAR)
Brisbane’s Jesswar makes a STATEMENT on new single Venom, boldly announcing her re-arrival in amongst a women-only fight club. Decked out looking like a Batman villain, delivering intimidating punchlines and presence, this moment won’t be forgotten by her loyal fans any time soon.