Welcome to TWIB’s Weekly Top 5 Videos. This is a segment where we will be looking at some exceptional visuals from various acts from around the globe. The music video format has been around for decades and through the 90s and 2000s, it has really taken flight from multi-million budget music videos, to mid to low-budget videos with exceptional features. In this section, we will not discriminate but rather highlight some of the creative visuals that pop up on our radar.
Buggie Bars – “Attention Attention”
Buggie Bars open up our video list with his new release “Attention Attention” which showcases his smooth slow. Over the bass-heavy and moody backdrop provided by Hners, Buggie Bars blend a mix of insightful bars with bravado and deliver the goods in a seamless fashion. The visual shot by Rushmidd makes use of performance shots and subtle visual effects to match.
Pawz One – “Out of Bounds (Remix)” [feat. Ras Kass & MC Eiht]
Pawz One shares the visuals for “Out of Bounds (Remix)” featuring Ras Kass & MC Eiht. The record was released a while back and now it comes with a befitting visual directed by Keez Burks who helps captures the rapper’s hometown of LA and follow the trio doing their thing as they ride around town. The original version was released on Pawz One & DJ Dister‘s 2020 album “Watch & Learn”.
Kur – “Love” + Loyal To A Fault mixtape”
Kur returns with the visuals for “Love” and announces his new Loyal To A Fault mixtape. The track has a sombre and reflective aesthetic and sees Kur musing on the dynamics of loyalty and true love in the general sense. He acknowledges his flaws and shortcomings and tries to find a balance before things spiral out of control. The visuals truly captures the emotional turmoil Kur is in and we see he and his lover try to work through their seemingly unresolvable differences on screen.
Loyal To A Fault is KUR’s first official mixtape in two years.
Empuls x Slug x Copywrite – “Prized Horse” prod. by Bronze Nazareth
Empuls recruits the help of Slug and Copywrite for his new release titled “Prized Horse”. The cinematic track is produced by Bronze Nazareth who gifts the emcees with a brooding soundscape while they drop hard-hitting bars. The visual is directed by Man Bites Dog Records owner R.M.L. and John Grove who make use of puppets to stand in for the rappers. The directors then created a miniature world filled with classic arcade games that the puppets use to entertain themselves.
ANTICALM – “Bobs n Bits”
Rising UK rapper ANTICALM help close out this week’s list with “Bobs n Bits“, a vibrant lyric-driven jam that showcases his off-kilter style. His lyrics are vivid, entertaining and unpredictable and his animated flow is quite off the wall and cheeky as well. The visual is bright and somewhat chaotic which ties into the mood and feel of the vibrant tune.