The AU shows no signs of slowing down! Fire videos released from all across the country this week, across a range of styles, and we’ve wrapped up some of the best for you below. Make sure to follow our Youtube playlist and be letting us know which clips you’re digging via our socials ????
SAMPA THE GREAT – TIME’S UP (FT KROWN)
In another iconic moment Sampa The Great joins forces with fellow Naarm / Melbourne emcee Krown to offer a scathing critique of the music industry in their new single / video Time’s Up commenting “I’ve seen the industry kill dreams of a dreamer” “Fuck the dance, fuck the list, fuck the ARIA’s!” The two transition effortlessly between lines, completing each other’s rhyme schemes through fast paced delivery. Ironically, the track comes off of Sampa’s highly successful and ARIA award winning 2019 studio album The Return.
B.R.B – GUARD DOWN
B.R.B aka Brown Rxch Boys are still a relatively unknown quantity in the Australian scene but with the release of Guard Down things are about to change. Though still young, the mature approach the group takes with their music from their finely tuned melodic vocals to refined production and a high quality visual effort signals that B.R.B are years ahead of their peers. Guard Down is a cut you’ll have on repeat for while, coming hot off their debut E.P Wake up!
LJAE – PAPER UP
LJAE‘s ‘Paper Up’ reflects poignantly on the struggle of an artist trying to escape the streets and get their money up. The dark, melodic production is coupled with introspective lyricism reflecting on a life of rough experiences. “I’m tryna change my ways but it feels like I’m stuck in metal bars, I don’t give a fuck if I’m going I’m going hard” states the emerging emcee. Keep watch on this cat.
KOBIE DEE – SAME OLD SHIT
Fast becoming one of the most impressive acts out of the AU, Indigenous rapper Kobie Dee delivers once again on new single Same Old Shit. Another moment of introspection from the self-aware emcee as he laments on the long lasting effects of his troubled youth; his battles with substance abuse and mental health. With a unique cadence Kobie’s voice stands out from the pack as he continues to remain vulnerable through his narrative.
HOOLIGAN SKINNY – DRILLS ON DRILLS
Hooligan Skinny’s first solo release of 2020 Drills On Drills is big moment for the West Sydney artist. Having been teased and delayed time again, the hotly anticipated track has lived up to expectations despite the wait. Hard hitting punches and a latin inspired instrumental set the scene for a video that has been steadily trending since release. “Drills on drills on drills, someone put a belt on my shoulder. I’ll drill them once and I’ll drill them twice and I’ll drill these c*nts till I’m older” you’ll be hearing that refrain for a months online.
CREED THA KID – HOT TOPIC
Hot Topic is a refreshing and bouncy new tune from Brisbane’s Creed Tha Kid. Playful, fun and engaging, the teen talent has been drawing comparisons on Lil Mosey for his catchy melodic approach and shows no signs of slowing down. A bright effects heavy video by notable crew JÁEN Collective ensure this track will have plenty of life in 2020.
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