NEW AUS VIDS: KID PHAROAH, CHANEL LOREN, GHO$T MAC®400
Closing out 2022 with the latest drops from the New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist; as always, highlighting the latest and best videos year-round from across the AU. Don’t miss out! Subscribe to our channel to be the first across the hottest new clips. Here are a few of our weekly favs but there are thousands to watch in our Youtube playlist! Which video are you into this week? Slam the comments with who we missed…
GHO$T MAC®400 – LIKE THAT
Perth-based artist GHO$T MAC®400 returns from his release hiatus with new single ‘Like That’. As the first solo offering in over 18 months, the Byron Bay-born rapper and singer pairs old school R&B with contemporary rap melodies. Produced by ThatKidGoran, the 22 year-old artist closes ‘Like That’ with an interpolation of a love song written by his father Johnnie Mac titled ‘Colours of Her Mind’. Directed by Andrew McIvor by JustPlay Media, the music video follows GHO$T MAC and his date through settings of neon-lit bedrooms, arcades and basketball court meet-ups.
CHANEL LOREN – F4U
(Directed by Angie Osman)
Sydney-based rising star Chanel Loren effortlessly drops another elegant alt-R&B single in ‘F4U’. Over the soulful production by Chunkyluv, the London-born artist reflects on a past relationship where she ignored all the red flags. ‘F4U’ is accompanied with a music video directed by Angie Osman that personifies Chanel’s angelic melodies. Debuting back in March with ‘Playlist’, she’s since released three more incredible solo entries and linked with UK rapper Arz on ‘Some Other Time’. Few and far between have produced such quality music in their breakout year like Chanel Loren.
KID PHARAOH – BRITISH MUSEUM
(Directed by Kid Pharaoh)
Wollongong artist Kid Pharaoh reclaims history by unleashing his powerful new single ‘British Museum’. While his previous release ‘Sand Monkey’ detailed his experience as a Middle Eastern man in Australia, the latest self-produced offering takes aim at colonialism and demands the restitution of artefacts. Incorporating traditional Egyptian orchestration with punchy rap production, Kid Pharaoh pulls no punches in his plotting approach. ‘British Museum’ is accompanied with a self-directed music video filmed on location at Chau Chau Wing Museum in Sydney, home to the largest collection of Egyptian artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere.
A.GIRL – DO IT AGAIN
(Directed by VERSUS)
Without any exaggeration at all, Western Sydney’s A.GIRL just unveiled her best work to date with ‘Do It Again’. Marking her third solo release of 2022 following ‘Getting Older’ and ‘The Block’, the Māori artist continues to reign her superiority in the scene. Through composed melodies, A.GIRL delivers her intimate lyrics over alluring strings and bells of the trap and R&B production by Chirine Jaafar. Completing the track’s cinematic and grandiose feel, ‘Do It Again’ is accompanied with a captivating music video directed by VERSUS. As a lethal feature artist and even more dangerous on her solo efforts, a debut project from A.GIRL is in full anticipation heading into the new year.
BOY SODA – BODY
(Shot & edited by Jasper Karolewski)
BOY SODA releases ‘BODY’ as the latest instalment of his advent-calendar style mixtape YC-TAPE: Vol 1. Produced by Club Angel, the Sydney-based artist crafts a classic slow jam inspired by the R&B anthems he grew up on. Shot and edited by Jasper Karolewski, the arcade set music video is produced and features frequent collaborator Dexter Lola. BOY SODA describes YC-TAPE: Vol 1 as a liberating experience: “I get to empty the vault of songs I’ve been sitting on, and deliver definitive proof of who I am as an artist and a songwriter.” The rest of the mixtape will be incrementally released throughout December with 2-3 new tracks every week until Christmas.
SAHXL – THE ONE
(Directed by Gabriel Gasparinatos)
Sydneysider Sahxl shares new freestyle ‘The One’, as part of Universal Music Group and NBA 2K23’s Court In Session campaign. One of three acts picked – alongside Chillinit and Barkaa – the 19-year-old artist delivers his trademark vocals over the production of Sid Mallick, who incorporates in-game sound effects into the short track. Gabriel Gasparinatos, the director behind the Court In Session music videos, said: “Pulling inspiration from 2K gameplay highlight reels and modern rap clip sensibilities, we had a blast pulling these individual videos together.” Though a comparatively quiet year for Sahxl, this new campaign and his feature on ‘Come Over’ by Larissa Lambert and Open Till L8 have primed him for a huge 2023.