NEW AUS VIDS: SIMAR GILL, TASMAN KEITH, MISTAH MEZ

Week 2 of New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus 2022 has arrived; as always, showcasing 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’s a half dozen of our weekly favourites but there are hundreds to watch in our Youtube playlist! Which video are you into this week? Slam the comments with who we missed…

MISTAH MEZ – NEED IT FT. ROPS1
(Shot By Estevan)

Mistah Mez links with Mac Fields don Rops1 for their new single, ‘Need It.’ Produced by DJ Sefru, the Sydney OG kicks the guitar-led trap track off with a rugged melodic hook. Detailing the hustle and hood mentality that got them where they are now, ‘Need It’ is the first release in the new year for both artists. With Shot By Estevan handling the visuals, they meet up in a back alley of Western Sydney as Rops delivers an incredible guest feature, sounding as calculated as ever. Depicting their journey from the trap to rap, Mistah Mez and Rops1 stand tall atop their successes that will continue to multiply as the year goes on.  

HORGZY – DROP IT
(Que Film Collective)

With every rare release, Horgzy exceeds any expectations and his third single ‘Drop It’ is no exception. Gutter rap’s youngest emcee made his official debut in 2020 with ‘Squizzy Taylor’ followed the next year by the menacing ‘Nitty Gritty’. Now over the drill influenced production of Trooh Hippi, the QLD artist fires off some zealous bars and locks his sights on a monumental 2022. Directed by Que Film Collective, the music video stay on brand with visuals of burnouts, beers and all the boys alongside him. ‘Drop It’ is what he assures fans will be the start of his most active year yet so if you haven’t already, meet the 4650 don.

SIMAR GILL – NOTORIOUS FT. MATTHEW CRAIG
(You Do You Productions)

Australia’s leading Punjabi rap artist Simar Gill enlists Matthew Craig for their ‘Notorious’ new music video. Released as track six on his debut project Diorama, Gill’s alluring melodic appeal rings throughout the Sukh-produced track. The self-directed & edited music video, shot by You Do You Productions, provides some neon-lit visuals of the Melbourne brown boys sitting on a stack of cash. Craig’s presence is one of authority on ‘Notorious’, proudly representing his Sri Lankan heritage and highlighting the achievements that have earned him an infamous name around the 3k. After an enormous 2021, Simar Gill kicks off the new year rightfully still riding the hype of his previous release.

TASMAN KEITH – 5FT FREESTYLE
(Directed by Zain Ayub)

Tasman Keith announces his signing with AWAL Recordings and Sony Music Publishing Australia by sharing abrasive new single ‘5FT Freestyle’. The Gumbaynggirr artist stayed relatively quiet last year, satisfying fans with Kwame and his collaborative hit ‘ONE’ while busily completing his upcoming debut full-length project. Directed by Zain Ayub, the music video for the punchy G-funk inspired single was filmed in his hometown of Bowraville. As no surprise, Tasman’s lyrical expertise makes for some razor sharp quotable bars over Kwame and Nikos Haropoulos-Smallman’s production. Keith showcases his well-rounded artistry with some R&B melodies for the track’s hook, opening up the sonic possibilities of his next project, set for release in the midyear.

TEBE – ROOM SERVICE
(Directed by Marcus Moore)

Wollongong’s Tebe wastes no time in the new year to deliver his latest tune ‘Room Service’. The 20-year-old croons his signature and richly autotuned melodies over the trap drums and slow guitar strums of Liam Thomas, frequent producer for the likes of Day1 and Mason Dane. Directed by Marcus Moore, the ‘Room Service’ music video features spinning visuals of Tebe and his haunted stalker/lover. After dropping his collaborative Tebelove EP with Rizzlove, followed by two more singles, Tebe has set a new standard for himself in 2022, with ‘Room Service’ being his best release. Yet.

UNEEK – NO PAIN NO GAIN
(Klick Media)

QLD newcomer UNEEK adds sweaty new visuals to his 2021 debut single ‘No Pain No Gain’. The music video by Klick Media pairs the track with boxing footage shot at Compound Boxing in Wolffdene. Produced by Dannyeb, the tropical trap single sees UNEEK lay down the perfect preseason anthem with its motivational hook – “Trynna build a legacy for all my sisters and my brothers, f*ck all my enemies they ain’t gonna stop us.” While he made his first appearance to the scene only last year, UNEEK moves from bar to bar with an expert flow on ‘No Pain No Gain’.

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