Hotyce – “We Don’t Do That Over Here”
Over the catchy beat Gray Jones produces with percussion instruments, scatting synths and a sample that listens like the loose hinges of a bed-frame, Hotyce performs his “We Don’t Do That Over” rap single, filled to the brim with righteous indignation and riotous energy. While he tears into haters with his rap bars, the video Aje Films directs sets him on a well lit up stage, performing along with a dancer and some models who show off their fashionable attires as glitch effects flash across the screen to match the scatting beats.
Vic Mensa, G Herbo, Taylor Benett and Nick Grant BET Hip-hop Awards 2018 Cypher
The BET Cypher has always held some excitement for Hip-hop fans since as far back as Kendrick’s Drake diss in 2013 to Eminem’s 2017 anti-Trump freestyle. This year, the cypher continues to be the highlight of the BET Hip-Hop Awards as Vic Mensa G Herbo, Taylor Benett and Nick Grant’s set delivered bars that generated controversy when Vic Mensa took thinly-veiled shots at XXXTentacion who passed away earlier this year. Vic referenced X’s sexual assault charges saying, “Only time you bear arms is as a wife beater, loser/Your favorite rapper’s a domestic abuser” before following that up with “I don’t respect ni**as posthumously/Homicide ain’t new to me”, there’s no denying who the bars were aimed at. Though he has been criticized for dissing XXXTentacion while his mom was present in the audience, he responded saying, “I never intended to disrespect her and I offer my deepest condolences for her loss at the hands of gun violence.”
Mz Kiss – “Igboro”
Mz Kiss has proven time and time again that she has the fuego bars to put her up there with the greatest emcees to come from the streets. She gives this a visual representation in her latest release for “Igara” freestyle, as she’s shown in fiery flames rhyming “Can Do” with “Candle”. Although WGFilms&Alien directs the video with a DIY aesthetic that has comical filters and scenes of Mizz kiss with dogs, it takes nothing away from her performance over the gripping beat Tiwezi produces with sweeping percussion and vocal samples that listen like an orchestra.
6lack – “Pretty Little Fears” Feat. J Cole
After kicking off his world tour in South Africa earlier this month, 6lack released the music video for “Pretty Little Fears” off his East Atlanta Love Letter album. The standout track from the album explores the Atlanta based singer’s relationship and features a verse from J Cole who also shows up in the video set on a beach date. And though they both spit game to their love interests, the video has a somber melancholic feel that is 6lack’s forte. 6lack’s world tour for his album is going to last till December 21st, and we expect he might release more videos from the tape before the year ends.
Chinko Ekun – “Able God” – Feat. Lil Kesh & Zlatan Ibile
By now, everyone online knows Picazo Rhap, the latest signing to Olamide’s YBNL label. He has already featured on YBNL Mafia’s “Juju, Guns and Roses”, but it all started when he released his entertaining freestyle over Chinko Ekun’s “Able God”. The single has been hot on the street, but the recently released video is sure to reignite the buzz around it as the featured artists, Lil Kesh and Zlatan Ibile join Chinko Ekun in a church themed music video where they all sing and pray for blessings from the creator.
The Kid Who Would be King – Trailer
Reignite your childhood fantasies with the latest 20th Century Fox retell of the mythical Excalibur sword, “The Kid Who Would be King”. The film is based on Alex, a twelve-year-old British schoolboy whose everyday problems are dwarfed by his discovery of the mythical sword. Though he now has the most powerful sword in history, he’s still a mere schoolboy in Britain, who needs help from friends. And as you’d expect, a medieval evil villain, Morgana shows up to make the epic adventure even more awesome as she’s hell-bent on destroying the world. The trailer shows some promising CGI action despite the childish drama the kids get up to.
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