Nas drops the video for “War Against Love” from his The Lost Tapes 2. The Jason Goldwatch directed video juxtaposes feats of love in humanity with man-made destruction that often offsets the good in the world. The message is clear: choose love.
The verbally vicious Young M.A. drops by to absolutely annihilate a pair of beats that kicks off with Casanova’s “So Brooklyn.” Man, HERstory in the Making can’t come soon enough. Drops on September 27th.
The underrated lyrical dexterity of Pharoahe Monch surfaces alongside a new musical outfit known as Th1rt3n. Monch is flanked by drummer Daru Jones and guitarist Marcus Machado to get busy over Nottz production on “Palindrome.”
Not too long ago, KXNG Crooked flipped Nas’ “I Gave You Power” for his “The Weeklys” series and delivered the brilliant journey of a gang rag in “Life of a Bandana.” Now, the Los Angeles spitter drops a video to illustrate the words.
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.