While out on their Asia tour in Tokyo, The Airplane Boys filmed this all things Japan inspired music video. Brave New World is out now and is a dope mixtape if you haven’t already got it.
With a slight edit to the leaked version, T.I. & friends drop their memories of the past along with visuals. While the track didn’t make T.I.’s Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, it serves as the lead single off the Hustle Gang’s mixtape G.D.O.D.: The Introduction that drops next week.
I’m a little late on putting out this video from The Remix Project’s international family, CharlieRED. Rocki Evans & Cobaine Ivory will be coming through Toronto on March 3rd for a performance opening up for Melanie Fiona’s first headlining show in her hometown (which you can be I’ll be there, hopefully shooting). The seductive single, off their debut album Religion, shows their views on love and confusion, while taking missteps along the way that lead to the realization of being alone. Head over to iTunes and pick up their album, which is out now.
Iggy teams up with VEVO LIFT UK to drop a stripped down version of her latest single like you’ve never heard Iggy before. The stripped down version of Work gives a different feel for the track and gives a more sophisticated look for Iggy, while still keeping with the feel of the song. For all the guys who like her lap dance in the original video, Iggy Azalea DEFINITELY works that dress she’s in.
What can be said about this song that hasn’t already been said a million times? The video tells the story of Cole falling in love for with a woman, constantly drinking and love songs, and the outcome he takes in order to get with said woman.
The homies Rich Kidd and SonReal drop the video for one of my favourite tracks of The Closers. Hometown is a track about never forgetting where you came from and holding it down for that area. The video focuses on where Rich Kidd and Sonreal grew up (Mississauga/Toronto & Vernon/Vancouver respectively) showing each in their given territory.
Toronto’s musical nympho Tona drops the visuals for his first single off Silverspring Crescent. The video features clips of Tona spitting his verses while fading over clips of “nymphos”.
Snoop Lion teams up with his daughter Cori B. and Drake for a much needed P.S.A. With the ongoing rise in youth violence someone had to step up and change the message coming through our music. With Snoop’s change towards Reggae and Rastifarianism, there was no doubt that he’d be the carrier of the non-violent message, but to bring Drake on instantly extends the messages reach. The video shares news clips from some of the most violent acts of youth gun violence over the past few years, while Drake spits specifically about a shooting that happened last summer in Toronto at a community barbecue where 25 people where injured and 2 youth were killed (14 year old Shyanne Charles, and 23 year old Joshua Yasay, who he dedicates the track to).
Drake just walks through the party at Beach Blast Toronto, that has Rudy Gay partying there while the homie T-RexXx plays some volleyball with some women in bikinis at 5am. The second single from It Was Never The Same is by far one of the hardest hitting, strictly rap tracks that Drake has done in years. Lyrically, Drake is on point while throwing it in everyone’s face at the life he lives, while the video is simple enough to throw it in the faces of videographers who overly producer their videos. Nothing’s wrong with that though because he’s that far ahead of the game.
The homie Arthur McArthur produced what is by far my favourite track off Pusha’s latest, Wrath of Caine. The Kevin Gates featured, Trust You is an ode to the realest chick in their lives, saying all the other women around them aren’t shit and are hoes that they can’t trust, while they can trust her with their money and drugs.