NEW AUS VIDS: OSHUA, JAMIE ROSE, THAT KID KEARVE
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…
LKGD – HOLD IT
A key cog in Western Sydney powerhouse outfit Planet Vegeta, LKGD returns with his first solo offering since 2020’s viral ‘Star 69’. Now independent and free from any label roadblocks, PV members have continued to showcase their innovative, unrestrained artistry, and ‘Hold It’ sits firmly in that sphere. Blending R&B and Afrobeats sounds, this record could easily sit on Drake‘s 2017 More Life as LK sings of unrequited love over an instant floor-filling instrumental. The visuals are eye-catching, meshing some BTS footage with white room choreography and photographic colour inversion. The only criticism ever to be had about Planet Vegeta is supply. We want more!
THAT KID KEARVE – ONE OF THE BEST
(Level 48 Visuals)
One of the most prolific and consistent Australian rappers over the last half-decade, That Kid Kearve continues his hot streak with new lead single / video ‘One Of The Best’ sitting in the YouTube Viral charts while his fourth album ‘Independent’ has shot straight to the top of the iTunes charts. As the title suggests, the Cranebrook, West Sydney emcee flexes about his remarkable achievements for someone still only in their mid-twenties. A product of influence from OGs including Fortay and NTER, That Kid Kearve packs plenty of punchlines over the West Coast club-like instrumental which gives vibes of Tyga & Offset’s massive 2018 anthem ‘Taste’. In-the-house visuals and striking lyric graphics are the perfect subtle setting for TKK to showcase his skillset, all the while decked out in Polo and his own merchandise. Streets will go dumb for this one.
JAMIE ROSE – LOVE TATTOO
Like clockwork – Jamie Rose and Malikai Motion team up yet again for ‘Love Tattoo’. They’ve been a tandem for quite some time, with ‘Love Tattoo’ featuring BIANCA and Rose Woods adding to their long list of collaborations. Jamie elegantly glides over the smooth beat produced by RoseMotionRecords, with her cadence and vocal ability on the track yet again extremely controlled. She’s been on a great run this year, showing no signs of slowing down ever after dropping an album last year.
KAHUKX – TURN ME UP
(Slippn & Aaron Bull)
Kahukx is probably the fastest growing artist in Australia at this point, seemingly never shy from a viral moment every release week that he drops in. Following ‘Fake‘, ‘Turn Me Up’ is no different, with Kahukx understanding and living in his new-found star status within Australia. It’s a dope video, capturing Kahukx in different spots throughout Sydney and in the club partying with his friends, enjoying the stardom. ‘Turn Me Up’ is the latest release from his debut project NOTHING 2 SOMETHING releasing later this month.
SMAK – TWO FEET
For fans of Larry June and his AOTY The Great Escape, Meanjin/Brisbane rapper Smak stands tall on his ‘Two Feet’. Off the back of his release ‘Driveway’, the multidisciplinary artist spits game over the soulful and slow-paced production by Dan Bones. The latest track is paired with less-is-more visuals by DuhSam, and stripped from their debut EP titled South Pine Road. Although only a short five-track project, SPR is filled with smooth beats and even smoother talk from one of Brissy’s heavy hitters. Don’t miss out on this one.
OSHUA – PHANTOM
Boorloo/Perth artist Oshua drops visuals to his February-released single ‘Phantom’. On his first track of the year, the talented melody maker floats across the glossy and punchy production by drxft, Vili, TC and Professor X. The music video for ‘Phantom’ is directed and edited by Dom Lonzo, who follows Oshua through blurry visuals. The WA artist has already followed ‘Phantom’ up with ‘Select A Button’, another impressive display of his vocals over atmospheric production. He’s been working away since his 2021 debut but 2023 has all the ingredients to catapult him into his breakout year.