AKUA NARU – Made It featuring Eric Benét
Filmed in Lomé, Togo, West Africa, this visual displays a bunch of beautiful black people just being themselves. The camera pans from some of them parading and dancing during a celebration, some holding black balloons along with Naru, and even children running with them. The one thing that caught my eye was the girl getting the yellow braids in her hair (which screams fun). Live instruments, ‘melanated’ skin, and fun is the premise in this video. AKUA NARU and Eric Benét pair their talent to make this feel-good tune as it is paired with jovial and colourful visuals.
Heavy Hustla – Too Involved
Memphis-based rapper Heavy Hustla talks about the ins and outs of dealing with a significant other. ‘I can’t hold on to you, not at all,’ he sings on the track. Truthful lyrics and a nice visual take us through the Hustla’s relationship issues. Hustla flows over this smooth beat as he confesses his dilemma to his lady. Watch the video ‘Too Involved’ down below.
Sams Krats – The Chosen featuring Ruste Juxx
Serving a 90’s Hip-Hop vibe through his style, Brooklyn-based rapper Rustee Juxx is no newcomer in the game. Teaming up with Bristol-based DJ and beatmaker Sam Kratts, the two teamed up for ‘The Chosen’. A powerful flow along with a hard beat, this song will help you get your head bopping this week!
King Green – Kaepernick
Kaepernick is King Green’s only video on his VEVO channel. This video is short but anything from simple. A minute and fifteen seconds of Green standing while interactive pop-ups of gifs, words, pictures and more appear on cue as his lyrics match them is a unique start for the DC-based rapper. ‘Introducing King Green,’ appears across the video’s screen near the end so this only makes me excited for more fun videos from Green.
Tree Thomas – Never Rains featuring Mistah FAB
Sampling ‘It Never Rains’ by Tony! Toni! Toné!, Tree Thomas shines on the single ‘Never Rains’. Between rapping and singing on the hook, the Oakland-based artist comes through with help from Mistah FAB. Cool vibes and a nice beat help contribute to the mood of this feel-good vibe. Even the bike riding scene in the video makes you want to get up and enjoy some sun! Watch below.