Magnito – “Relationships Be Like (Part 6)” Feat. Don Jazzy and Lasisi
Over the last three months, Magnito has kept up his “Relationships Be Like” rap series where he offers his humorous takes on problems experienced in relationships. The series took an interesting turn on the 6th installment when Don Jazzy and Instagram comedian, Lasisi made an appearance in the music video to highlight the gravity of Magnito quarrel with his lover. Though Don Jazzy only seems to be playing his character while Magnito raps over the bouncy beat Chopstix produces, it only makes the video more playful and charming.
Ms Banks – “Snack” Feat. Kida Kudz
Ms Banks found her groove for her latest release, “Snacks”, featuring UK based Nigerian artist, Kida Kudz. Her rap sensibilities take on a more laid back spirit as she explores Afropop for an easy-going flex anthem. The colorful music video highlights the party inclined theme of the song with dancers following the bounce of the Guilty Beatz produced beat. The release also came with the announcement for the May 9 release date for Ms Banks’ ‘Coldest Winter Ever pt. 2’ album.
Blaqbonez “Good Boy” Feat. BOJ and CKay
Animated music videos are a fun way to promote single releases, especially for artists who either do not want to appear in their own clips or, for one reason or another, don’t have the time to turn up for a video shoot. However, since music has gotten a whole lot more DIY, artists are looking to find more innovative ways share their music with the world. Blaqbonez just put out the music video for “Good Boy” off his recently released ‘Bad Boy Blaq Re-up’ project and it features memojis of himself and featured artists, BOJ and CKay. Employing Apple’s AR tech for their music video is a fun reminder for how gadgets have made creating more convenient for millennials.
Octavian – “Bet” Feat. Skepta and Michael Phantom
Octavian has taken the UK rap scene by storm since releasing his breakout single, “Party Here”, attaining international recognition through Drake’s cosign and winning BBC’s Sound Poll of 2019 (a title previously held by Sam Smith and Adele). His latest release is the video for “Bet” featuring Skepta and Michael Phantom. The bouncy beat Payday and Keanu Torres produce inspires a cool and catchy hook from Octavian with his cigarette-scorched vocals slurring over the crisp trap beat. Skepta’s vocals surfaced on the new version of “Bet” and he’s also appearing the newly released music video directed by Armin Druzanovic in black and white shots that create a strikingly DIY quality with the grainy effects. The simple head nod dance they perform in the video is so compelling against the monochrome backdrop, it has the potential to grow to become the next Harlem shake type dance rave.
X-Men: “Dark Phoenix” Trailer
The second trailer for Simon Kinberg’s “Dark Phoenix” was released last week and it has left very mixed feelings for fans. The trailer shows the characters the X-Men universe introduced to us on “X-Men: Apocalypse” but follows the same plot as Brett Ratner’s “X-Men 3: The Last Stand”, which Kinberg co-wrote. The trailer shows there’d be repeats of key elements from the core X-Men film as it follows the story of Jean Grey struggling to contain her incredible psychic powers that are tormenting and fracturing her mind. While we still see Professor X and Magneto taking opposing sides in the war for Jean’s soul, there’s no Wolverine in the “Dark Phoenix” to save her in what looks like an epic battle from the clips in the trailer. Here, the heroine is being manipulated by a new alien villain played by Jessica Chastain and we just might get a whole new plot-twist when the film hits the cinema this summer. The trailer certainly hints that there’d be a major death.
The Breakfast Club – “Anthony Joshua Interview”
Anthony Joshua was at The Breakfast Club to sit and talk with the hosts about his experiences growing up and what life is like for the world heavy weight champ. He hasn’t been in a fight since he fought and Alexander Povetkin in September and won with a TKO that took his tally up to 22 wins and no loss. During the 43-minute long conversation he had with the show hosts, Anthony Joshua expressed his interest in learning from different cultures and his multi-cultural upbringing and how it has helped him build relationships around the globe.
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