NEW AUS VIDS: JUWAN, LARISSA LAMBERT, HENNY & MASSE

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Our weekly picks from the New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist; as always, highlighting the latest and best videos 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…

JUWAN – SOMETHING TO PROVE
(Tonyteni Taulaga)

Juwan comes with ‘Something To Prove’ on his second release of the year. The Gold Coast rapper keeps the winning formula of authentic bars and SOLLYY production following the release of his Forever Ever Records debut ‘Vent’. Speaking on ‘STP’, he says: “At the time I was overcoming adversity with a lot of things in my life so when I wrote to the beat, my heart came out in my lyrics fluidly.” Directed by Tonyteni Taulaga, the visuals follow Juwan through a fish-eye lens and play into the beat’s eerie late night feel.

AGUNG MANGO – ALMOST FAMOUS FT. MELODY NAPOLEON
(Josh Barolo)

Melbourne artists Agung Mango and Melody Napoleon connect on their cinematic single ‘ALMOST FAMOUS’. Produced by Sam Varghese Abraham, the latest track from the Picked Last camp could very well soundtrack the walk for a fighter’s break-out fight. Unsatisfied but more determined than ever, Agung reflects on his relentless come-up before the instrumentation reaches a climax alongside Napoleon’s rich melodies. Their rise to fame is shot in the ‘ALMOST FAMOUS’ music video by Josh Barolo, who cuts between live performance footage. and clean B&W and coloured visuals of them in their home city, 3k. 

LARISSA LAMBERT – I GOT YOU
(Visuals by Chris Sagas)

Larissa Lambert doesn’t need big production, grand visuals, or a PR hype train behind her, merely an opportunity to let her voice touch your soul. Chilling as ever, the new release ‘I Got You’ is Larissa stripped back to her raw, vulnerable, and honest self with nothing but a guitar to accompany her whispy declaration of love and unity. Make no mistake, this is elite artistry from the very top of the talent tree, the imaginative visualiser by Chris Sagas works to transport you to a world of fantasy where there’s no one but you and Larissa. And where else would you want to be?

DSP – CROSS YOUR MIND
(Dillon Fernando)

Eora/Sydney artist DSP opens up on his 2023 debut ‘CROSS YOUR MIND’. Compared to his last solo effort on 2022’s Afro-infused ‘FALLBACK’, the Nigerian-born rapper reflects on a lost love over guitar-led production by Dejamiru. Through grainy film footage, the music video shot by Dillon Fernando recreates moments from his past relationship. Following last year’s ‘COME UP’ with Day1 and his recent feature on the ‘Hold On (Remix)’ by Merczz, it’s impossible to put DSP in a box when he fearlessly and effortlessly switches lanes like this.

CURTIS DAMAGE – LIKE TUH
(Conor Neil)

Damage don’t miss. Backing up February’s ‘From The Get Go’, the South-West Sydney emcee keeps the ball rolling with tasty new drop ‘Like Tuh’. Sticking true to the formula; it’s gritty, it’s street and it’s full of presence. Curtis Damage doesn’t feel like a dude trying to rap, he’s a dude that raps and just happens to capture it on record and film every now and then. Casually walking around his ends in his laconic nature, Damage and videographer Conor Neil make this rap shit look easy. And maybe to some it is. Peep game. 

HENNY X MASSE – FROM NOTHING
(Aaron Bull)

It’s been over two years since the last release by Henny and Masse but the wait has been worth it. The Sydney-based artists duo connect over Ewan Carter’s production on ‘FROM NOTHING’, name-dropping rappers in their bars about getting it out of the mud. Shot in Bankstown by Aaron Bull, the music video films the two side by side as the country’s next up duo. Though they featured on SLADE’s ‘G’z From The Bank’ in 2022, this new track is their first release together since 2021’s ‘Watching Me’ – hopefully we won’t have to wait as long for their next.

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