NEW AUS VIDS: MOG.Y, BABYFACE MAL, MALI JO$E & TASMAN KEITH
Our weekly picks from the New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist; as always, highlighting the latest and best videos from across the AU. Don’t miss out! Subscribe to our channel to be the first across the hottest new clips. Updated weekly, there are thousands to watch in our YouTube playlist! Which video are you into this week? Slam the comments with who we missed…
MOG.Y & BENNY ZENN – KID LUCKY
Is there an artist anywhere in the country more vibey than Mog.Y right now? Effortlessly steezy, the southside Naarm / Melbourne emcee and his regular compatriot Benny Zenn link again for ‘Kid Lucky’, an infectiously chill and laidback vibe perfect to blow trees and kick back too. There’s something eerily 2010 TDE about this mood and aesthetic, it’s incredibly well written and produced, yet almost intentionally understated in its delivery; like these boys know what’s in store for them. Never off-brand, simple park scenes, and graffed-up locations are Mog’s choice spots to rap on his latest feel-good anthem.
MALI JO$E & TASMAN KEITH – PRICE UP! FT. XMUNASHE
(Markus Sternecker & On My Mind Films)
Two of the country’s finest, Mali Jo$e and Tasman Keith, connect on ‘PRICE UP!’ and debut talented new act xmunashe on the feature. Continuing their respective rise, the cross-country collab was recorded at Bank Space in Port Kembla. Produced by Kwame, the busy jazz cut catches Jo$e and Keith going back and forth with prophetic raps on levelling up, while xmunashe drops his first official verse and repeats the track’s sentiment. Executed in similarly artistic fashion, ‘PRICE UP!’ is accompanied with a music video shot and filmed by Markus Sternecker and On My Mind Films. Note this one down now for any end of year talk on best collaborations.
BABYFACE MAL – IN HEAVEN’S NAME
Babyface Mal levels up every time he hits the booth, and ‘In Heaven’s Name’ is no exception to that rule. Following ‘GUMBOOTS’ with Nerve and ‘Bubblin’ Up (Get Fizzy)’, the Melbourne artist opens up on past relationships, drug abuse and his newfound focus as a “bbbbbusiness man.” Filmed and edited by Josh Barolo, who worked on visuals for his 2022 track ‘Lights Camera Mishap’, the music video captures Mal delivering the short single while sipping tea in a quiet cafe booth. Off the back of an incredible year for the 66 Records signee, “Young Malwka the hecticest” hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.
MRVZ & ALL BLACK ALBY – GOT YOU
(Elijah Yo C45xNi)
Turn down the lights. Burn some incense. Buy a bunch of flowers. And spin this one on repeat. Because MRVZ and All Black Alby are guaranteed to get you in the loving mood on their latest cut ‘GOT YOU’. It’s hard to find a single fault here. Everything just works. The subtle vocoder on MRVZ crips vocals, the lusciously hypnotic melody, the wavy production – this has all the necessary elements for a smash hit. And that’s before FNQ emcee and FlyNorth member Alby delivers one of the best guest verses of 2023; poetic, powerful, and relatable – the bally reference encapsulating how this track delicately walks between being hard, and gentle. The late-night burger spot and neon lights are the chosen canvas for fellow Polynesian talent Elijah Yo to work his magic behind the lens instead of his more usual position on the mic. W.
MUNGMUNG – ATTITUDE PROBLEM FT. 1300
“Yeah, I’m IT and I know it, so what?” says the fast-rising MUNGMUNG on her latest offering, the aptly titled ‘Attitude Problem’. This track oozes confidence, a constant flex from a multi-dimensional creative who has firmly planted her flag amongst names to watch in the AU. Linking up with Australian-Korean alt-rap phenomenon 1300, the two parties flow back and forth in a carefree manner, with plenty of fun quotables and a computer-game-esque instrumental set to excite the TikTok trend potential. The single arrives alongside a lowkey, tumblr-like visualiser featuring some live performance footage, all building towards the debut album Boujee Bby set to drop this month.
MAMMOTH. & CHUB.E – CREATORS MISTAKE
(Weight in Gould)
Melbourne rapper MAMMOTH. and Sydney producer chub.e link over new joint EP titled Traces Of A Star. Including previous releases ‘Dog Food’ and ‘Truth Hurts’, the jazzy and soul-infused hip-hop project spans across 8 tracks with its sole feature A81yann on the interlude. For one of the stand-out moments, ‘Creators Mistake’, the Picked Last signee recently released an A.I visualiser. Created by Weight in Gould, the thought-provoking art in motion matches MAMMOTH’s lyricism and chub.e’s elegant instrumentals. If you missed his full-length debut, OPUS MAGNUM, produced by Silentjay, don’t let this latest one slip by you.