NEW AUS VIDS: THE 046, MUNGMUNG, LAKSHANE
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…
THE 046 – KEEP UP
Staying consistent, The 046 drop a unique flip of 2Pac‘s ‘Only God Can Judge Me’ on their new release ‘Keep Up’. Produced by Sefru, the track details each of their lives, shedding light to overcome adversities, and reflecting on their success at this stage of their career. Shot by Aaron Bull, The 046 glide through Sydney in low-riders, painting the group as a now hallowed Sydney collective. All ears await their forthcoming debut album titled RHYTHM & GUTTA, releasing April 14th.
MOG.Y & BENNY ZENN – MOONSHINE
(Film by Tomise)
We told you back in 2021 when he stole the show on POSSESHOT‘s CITYLOOP album; Mog.Y is going to be a star. 18 months down the track and it’s safe to say he has officially arrived. A recent ACCLAIM All Star, the chiller with the husky voice continues his huge 2023 run with third offering, the ever-vibey ‘MOONSHINE’ with right hand man Benny Zenn. A far cry from the gritty boom-bap on which he built his rep, Mog branches out into and floats upon dancey, garage club areas on the new drop, showing both sonically and visually that all he needs to succeed is some mood lighting and a mic.
LAKSHANE – TASTE
Following the success of December single ‘Lead Me On’ with AdrianDzvuke, Naarm/Melbourne R&B talent Lakshane returns with ‘Taste’, an upbeat reflection on love and maturity. Here he connects with regular collaborators Anexd & Subee on production utilising sounds and lyricism from his Sri Lankan roots. Drawing on the narrative themes, the visuals pay tribute to Lakshane’s South Asian origins, seeing him literally tied up between his old and new worlds; forecasting a brighter future dressed in white over a glazing sky. Another dub for a rising star of Aus R&B.
MUNGMUNG – PRINCE CHARMING
MUNGMUNG makes her return with her latest track and 2023 debut ‘PRINCE CHARMING’. The Sydney-based singer/songwriter narrates falling in love in the soulful and poetic offering produced by Tauese Tofa. Speaking on ‘PRINCE CHARMING’, she said “I wanted to capture the blissful fairytale we all dream of through sweet, laid-back delivery and flow.” The new single is accompanied with a music video directed by Jordan Mung who compares the Prince Charming tale to a more underwhelming, modern day version. Following her debut EP from last year titled MAIN CHARACTER, MUNGMUNG has shown her versatility across ‘Medicine’, ‘BBE’ and now, ‘PRINCE CHARMING’.
KAHUKX – FAKE
Kahukx switches it up on his new offering ‘Fake’. Yeah it’s drill and content wise it’s still on brand, but the Sydney rapper presents extremely vulnerable both in his lyricism and cadence. In the music video directed by Slippn, it seems as if Kahukx has reached a point in his career where ‘regular life’ has been left behind and now, the uncertainties of the future are starting to kick in. He’s been one of the biggest break out stars from 2022 and his stocks aren’t slowing down in the new year.
KENZO – OT FT. GO GHETTA$
Kenzo returns with a hustler’s anthem on ‘OT’ featuring GO GHETTA$. The Melbourne-based artist teams with the smooth rapping duo of Bubu and Gennyboi over punchy trap drums and jazzy brass instruments, produced by DatsGrinny. The music video is directed and filmed by Afa Polo who unites the three of them and more in front of luxury cars and local food spots. Although it’s been roughly 10 months since his debut on ‘Winning’, the St Albans rapper promises ‘OT’ is the start of a string of releases in 2023.