NEW AUS VIDS: MASON DANE, INDIGOMERKABA, LARISSA LAMBERT & JAY SEAN
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…
THE KID LAROI – SORRY
(Cole Bennett / Lyrical Lemonade)
Serving as the intro from his recently released highly anticipated debut album, ‘The First Time’, The Kid Laroi has linked with powerhouses Cole Bennett and Lyrical Lemonade for the visuals to ‘Sorry’. Silencing the doubters who have labeled him merely a pop star, the new drop sees the kid from Redfern return to his hip-hop roots packing both heavy punchlines and captivating melodies. The video crisply captures Laroi biking through a grainy, bleak countryside, spitting a verse straight from the heart. It’s scary to think just how good he is at just 19 years of age, already with a sonic maturity most artists spend a lifetime chasing – it’s clear he’s capable of any lane he swerves into.
MASON DANE – DOUBLE STANDARDS
(Jordan Ruyi Blanch)
Newcastle’s own Mason Dane gets put through the ringer by romance in the Jordan Blanch-directed video for ‘Double Standards’. Led on a cat-and-mouse chase throughout, the song portrays relationship struggles of a hypocritical nature, from an artist who has been deep in his lover boy era in 2023 (peep ‘You’re Mine’ if you haven’t yet). You’d be slow to forget that Mason is one of the best hook-makers in the country as well as a killer behind the mic – recently confirmed via a signing with the German arm of Warner Music. The wunderkind can do it all, from beats to bars, and seems to really be enjoying his recent creative run of heart-wrenchers.
INDIGOMERKABA – BIG STEPPA
(Directed by Kyel Golley)
Indigomerkaba heralds the release of his new project with visuals for the track ‘Big Steppa’. With the release of his new album ‘Bushido 2’ hoping to bring “real rap back in style” he does just that on this record. Over a stripped-back beat from Grief Gang with a dominating bassline reminiscent of the old-school era; the South Aussie emcee raps with expert flows, lyricism, and wordplay all while managing to maintain a consistent rhyme scheme. Directed by Kyel Golley, the video has Indigo rapping on a basketball court, in a graffiti shop, and amongst shipping containers, staples of hip-hop imagery that complement the classic feel of the track.
CHILLINIT – WALK & DRIVE FT. NERVE
(The Last Addition)
Two of the country’s most formidable emcees grace the mic for a high-energy cut in ‘Walk & Drive’. With ChillinIT sitting firmly among the vanguard of Australian hip-hop, and Nerve comfortably alongside him, the energy and skill on the ferocious single reflects their upper echelon status. Over punchy drums and strings from Smak, W&D maintains the hype throughout as the boys rap seamlessly back-to-back, feeding off each other’s wordplay and punchlines. Visuals from regular collaborator The Last Addition, showcase the bar-fest taking place along the iconic Cavill Avenue on the Gold Coast. Filmed in one continuous shot, there is simply no escape from the barrage of rhymes taken from the new mixtape ‘420DNA’. Catch our recent interview with him here.
PARTY & BS – KAHUKX x S1MBA
Witness KAHUKX and S1mba combine with dynamic synergy in their international collaboration ‘Party & BS.’ Crafted by producer Pax on The Beat, the afrobeat-inspired beats blend seamlessly with S1mba’s lush melodies and KAHUKX’s bilingual finesse in French and English. Directed by Slippn, the music video vividly embodies the track’s essence: a celebration of parties, enjoyment, and financial success. Following Kahukx’s monumental debut EP ‘Nothing To Something’ and S1mba’s chart-toppers like ‘Starsign’ and ‘DND,’ this collaboration continues on a strong run of recent AU x UK link-ups.
RIDE IT – LARISSA LAMBERT & JAY SEAN
(Jimmy Lin Smith)
Prepare to be captivated by the latest from Larissa Lambert, an irresistible remix of the timeless track ‘Ride It’ with early 2000’s icon Jay Sean. Directed by Jimmy Lin Smith, the music video shows Lambert and Sean navigating a tantalising dance of proximity, perfectly complemented by the slow, seductive beat of the song. Lambert, already a star in Australian R&B with her debut project ‘I Love You & It’s Getting Worse,’ continues to solidify her status with another significant record and fresh, yet enduring chemistry with Jay Sean.