After smoothing it out with Chris Brown, Casanova is back to his ways as he drops the video for “So Brooklyn.” Fabolous rides shotgun as the duo represent for their borough as fellow Brooklynites Zab Judah, Maino, Papoose and others drop by the set.
With Eve garnering incredible critical acclaim, Rapsody feeds the masses with a new video off the album. The Snow Hill emcee recruits Leikeli47 to put some verbal enhancement on the bouncy “Oprah.” Once again, we get powerful images of Black women as the two emcees make the dollas circulate.
After dropping “Black Mask,” Termanology and Dame Grease deliver another video off of Set In Stone (dropping 9/13) with “Heartbeat” featuring C Scharp.
Skyzoo and Pete Rock add visuals to the pounce of “It’s All Good” from their forthcoming Retropolitan album.
“The video, directed by Sen Floyd, shows a raw but vibrant scene of the NY that Pete and I know” Skyzoo said to Vibe. “The graffiti, the color schemes, city folk cutting by in between shots, even the industrial feel that peaks it’s head in the camera at times, all of it, along with the shots of the corners and 22 story buildings that define NY, are what we know of the city. It matches the essence of the song perfectly. One of my favorite videos to date for what it depicts and represents.”
Retropolitan drops on September 20
After finally releasing The Lost Tapes 2, Nas drops a video for the Swizz Beatz and AraabMuzik-produced “No Bad Energy.”
Wais P, who was once part of Da Ranjahs, continues trucking along in his solo career with a video for “You Never Know” that features a hook from Haile Supreme and production by Statik Selektah. The song comes from Wais P’s upcoming album Chinchilla, which will drop later this fall.
If you managed to miss out on The Iliad Is Dead & The Odyssey is Over, go back and find it. In the interim, Murs delivers the absolute goods alongside 9th Wonder from their Brighter Daze album with a video for “God Black / Black God.”
“This song is a few years old, but it’s always been the people’s choice from the Brighter Daze project,” Murs says. “And it’s perfect timing because I think the first verse of this song is really resonating with folks right about now; with all the losses and gains our community has experienced over the past few years.”
North Carolina has become a hotbed for talent. The queen of the state is Rapsody and the JAMLA emcee releases the video for the album opener for her phenomenal Eve album with “Nina.” Powered by a Mark Byrd production that flips a sample of the late, great Nina Simone, Rapsody demonstrates why she’s one of hip hop’s finest, man or woman.
The dynamic duo of Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh turned the industry upside down when they reunited as Little Brother (minus 9th Wonder) for the first time in nearly a decade and dropped their new album May the Lord Watch. With that comes the North Carolina rhymeslingers with their first set of visuals in the form of the Black Milk produced “Black Magic” featuring Madison McFerrin.
Inspectah Deck takes us on a journey through the history of hip hop with his incredibly creative and nostalgia filled video for “Can’t Stay Away.”