The collab “All On Me” between the two veterans, innovative producers Tchami and ZHU just keeps getting better and better. It was already a treat to see these two come together on the same track, a standout on Tchami’s acclaimed debut album, Year Zero. Today, Tchami delivers the music video for the tune, reminding us how much of a groove this one is.
Los Angeles veteran Evidence is back with a brand new song and video, “Better You,” produced by none other than The Alchemist. Leaning into their frequent downtempo sound, Alc’s grimey instrumental leaves plenty of space for EV’s nonchalant but nonetheless impressive rhyme patterns. As always with Evidence, substance takes precedence over flashiness as he talks about real life struggles and victories that we can all relate to. The visual, directed by Stephen Vanasco, matches the dark undertones of the song with unique optics reminiscent of Frank Miller’s Sin City. Fans can look out for another full length project from EV, Unlearning Vol. 1, coming this summer (album art after the drop.)
NPR is bringing in some of today’s best hip-hop artists for their Tiny Desk Concerts. After Rick Ross‘s appearance, they gave us another stripped-back performance from Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz.
The music video for Juice WRLD’s “Conversations,” recalls the late rapper’s fight with his inner-demons. Steve Cannon shot, edited and directed the visual, which soars through memory lane and captures the thrill of Juice’s life onstage and on the road. FMX riders throw down in front of a larger-than-life CGI devil, while Juice whips out a previously unreleased freestyle at the end of the clip from his tour bus.
“Streets” is off Doja’s 2019 album, Hot Pink, and she’s since been readying a brand new record, Planet Her, slated to drop sometime later this year. Taking a page out of her fans’ book, the rising rap star does the #SillhouetteChallenge herself in the official video, bringing her signature sensuality to the dark track.
NPR invited Rick Ross to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. Ricky Ross is perhaps most known for his bangers, but that’s what makes him such a brilliant choice to perform stripped-back versions of his discography.
Big Sean dropped a collab with the late Nipsey Hussle on Monday night (Aug. 24) with the reflective “Deep Reverence,” on which the two MCs reminisce about their struggle coming up. The song, which will appear on Sean’s upcoming Detroit 2 album (Sept. 4), was produced by Hit-Boy, along with Rogét Chahayed, Audio Anthem and G. Ry, and it features the two MCs coming together on the chorus, “F–k rap, I’m a street legend/ But I’m the don ’cause the streets said it/ Block love me with a deep reverence.”
Directed by Andrew Donoho, the accompanying visual follows the album’s horrorcore theme and sees the two on a mission to eliminate a zombie-like character. 21 and Metro Boomin are joined by Honorable C.N.O.T.E., and they find themselves searching a creepy and abandoned structure before being confronted by the horrifyingly bloody creature.
“What’s Next” from Drake’s latest three-track offering Scary Hours 2 is heading straight for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list, according to Chart Data.
Produced by Statik Selektah, the cut kicks off with a jazzy intro before switching to a bass-dependent beat that hears the Pro Era co-founder look back at his stellar career. “Want you to celebrate me like I’m dead already / Like this crown up on my head is heavy / Put my picture in the dictionary, next to legendary / Swear I’m raising every bar / And it’s like they never ready / They throwing dirt up on my name like I’m already buried,” he raps, creating a strong foundation for the introspective track.
Grande dropped the music video The official “34+35 Remix” feat. Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion. , which features the three pop starlets having a sleepover in a restaurant/hotel/mansion, lounging at the indoor pool, taking home videos, and most importantly, ordering room service.
In the Tani Muino visual, which was filmed over two days during Christmas break, Cardi appears atop a sarcophagus in a cemetery in a sexy black outfit, her mourning attire signaling that in this case, she’s celebrating saying goodbye and it’s a kiss-off that’s relatable. The headstone reads “RIP 2020.” The slick video sees the rapper in a number of sleek outfits and locations, joined by dancers.
DaBaby is putting an emphasis on family in the video for his new single “More Money More Problems.” The artist takes the day in the life approach for the visual, using a fish-eye lens to give fans a tour of his home and property while also spitting about the success he’s had in a short amount of time.
The visual includes Travis and Thug chilling at Jordan’s giant estate, M.I.A. wearing a suit made of fresh flowers and hanging with a massive herd of sheep, a pool full of synchronized swimmers, and more.
“Out on Bail” follows two other releases ahead of his album launch. The rapper tapped Day Sulan for his “Equinox” music video and dropped “Swag” alongside a music video dedicated to Colin Kaepernick. The video releases eight months after YG was arrested on robbery charges, just days before he was slated to perform a Nipsey Hussle tribute at the GRAMMYs.