NEW AUS VIDS: NIASHA, MANNY MÜLA, ZIA JADE
Our weekly picks 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. 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…
NIASHA – MOVES
Get out the way because Niasha is coming through. Fresh off a run of festival shows on stage with Sampa The Great, the multi-talented creative of Zimbabwean origins triumphantly declares her arrival. Thumping bass lines and angelic backing vocals provide the soundscape for Niasha to deliver a message of power and assertiveness. Produced by 2022 AUD’$ Awards winner 76m Films, the clip shows Niasha charging through the city looking like she just stepped out of the Matrix. Main character energy on lock.
MANNY MÜLA – MT FRANKLIN (REMIX) FT. BELUGA
Picked Last, the Naarm/Melbourne based collective continues their rapid work-rate with Manny Mula delivering visuals for new single ‘MT FRANKLIN’. Laced with Atlanta influences, the young emcee floats melodically in an early Playboi Carti fashion while 3k rapper Beluga slides through with a punchy assist. Dark, mobbed out carpark shots mixed with iconic Burn City skyline scenery keep this one moody yet clean.
S.A.B – GONNA GET GOT
Meanjin/Brisbane-based artist S.A.B. enters 2023 with fresh single ‘Gonna Get Got’. After etching his place in the scene with last years’ explosive debut EP Black Noise, the South African-born rapper returns with another roaring hip-hop record. Speaking on the track, he said “it is a public service announcement to air-headed globetrotters who flaunt their cash and jewellery overseas.” Filmed and edited by Jeremiah Kizito, the ‘Gonna Get Got’ music video brings this PSA to life and shoots S.A.B. more confident than ever. Love to see it.
ZIA JADE – HIGH FT. NERVE
Emerging artist Zia Jade unveils her new single ‘High’ featuring Nerve. Produced by Jayteehazard, the Newcastle R&B singer delivers a UK Garage anthem by pairing her airy and glitchy vocals with the Brisbane rapper’s signature smooth flow. Speaking on her first release via Island Records Australia, Zia says “‘High’ represents a time in my life when I was in a toxic relationship and was too high on the idea of love to leave.” The music video is directed by Rob Milazzo from The Sesh who connects the track’s upbeat sound with vivid and surreal visuals.
KILL CARTER – IN & OUT FT. YNG MARTYR
(Brayden FunFilms & Nick Rae)
KILL Carter links with close friend YNG Martyr on their latest joint ‘In & Out’. Whether he’s linking up with frequent collaborators like Martyr or FFXRK, the Melbourne-based artist always brings the energy – and this new one is the nail in that coffin. ‘In & Out’ is the moody and hard-hitting follow up to their 2020 collaboration ‘EXCUSE ME!’. Filmed and edited by Brayden FunFilms and Nick Rae, the accompanying black-and-white music video is an impressive piece of art in itself. Both artists have made waves in the last few years but their latest effort together proves their ever-entertaining chemistry.
TOMMY GUNN – BACK IN MY CITY
(Shot on iPhone by J & Tommy)
Coming off a stellar 2022 which involved the release of his debut project BET ON ME, Eora/Sydney based artist Tommy Gunn returns with arguably his most mature release yet titled ‘Back In My City’. In just under two-minutes the Asian-Australian talent reflects on life, romance, and his rapid rise via melodic rap runs reminiscent of Roddy Ricch or Lil Baby. Visually the raw iPhone footage of Tommy moving through Hong Kong compliments the lyricism of authenticity.