Category Archives: Videos

video: PHZ-SICKS, “BLACK WOMEN”

video: PHZ-SICKS, “BLACK WOMEN”
directed by John Ledbetter of Sun Chase Media & PHZ-Sicks
song produced by Best Kept Secret | from new album The Moment, out now

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video at youtube.com/watch?v=jALhbkwY5FQ
“Black Women” on Soundcloud | iTunes | Bandcamp
purchase the album signed by PHZ at phz-sicks.bandcamp.com
PHZ-Sicks.com | Twitter [@phz_sicks] | Soundcloud | Facebook

Woodbridge, VA rap artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced ‘physics’) presents the John Ledbetter-directed music video for “Black Women”, the Best Kept Secret-produced song from The Moment, his new album featuring Detroit rapper/singer Scolla, singer Alison Carney, DMV rapper Lyriciss and fellow Triple S crew member Seanny Greggs as well as production from Stompboxx Music, Epik the Dawn, Kriss Liss and Kajmir Royale. PHZ was a 2011 DMV Best VA Male Rap Artist nominee, has opened for Wale and J. Cole, and 2DopeBoyz gave The Moment honorable mention for best mixtapes in 2013. “In this video, I wanted to capture the beauty, power, and love that’s embodied in black women,” says PHZ-Sicks. “For that I opted to not be in the video and let the camera capture the message of the song as well as the genuine beauty inside and out for women of color.” Click here to watch a video documenting the making of The Moment, and visit PHZ-Sick’s Bandcamp page to purchase a personally signed and messaged CD copy.

Seinabo Say- Younger

 

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Director & Editor: Gustav Johansson Producer: Erik Torell & Joel Rostmark DOP: Niklas Johansson, fsf Colorist: Sofie Borup @ Company 3

Titles: Albin Holmqvist Focus Puller: Tommy Sandberg Clapper Loader: Josephine Owe Assistant Director: Fredrika Andersson Stylist: Jessica Mittelton Set Designer: Susanna Karlborg Make Up: Sainabou Secka Hair: Katri Chune Production Assistant: Richard Simonsson Executive Producer: Kristina Wibom Produced at Camp David Film

Produced by Magnus Lidehäll

Listen to Younger on Spotify: spoti.fi/192nO8s iTunes: bit.ly/1hcWixb

seinabosey.com

video: CHI CITY, “FIRST TIME HIGH”

video: CHI CITY, “FIRST TIME HIGH” video at youtu.be/LxcAAn4Ua04 My Untold Story at datpiff.com/Chi-City-My-Untold-Story-mixtape.475123.html IAmChiCity.com | Twitter (@iamchicity) | Facebook | Twitter [@thecashjordan]

Southside Chicago rapper Chi City presents the music video for his single “First Time High”. With over nine underground tapes bearing his name – his last being 2011′s Who Is Chi City – Chi has collaborated with Cory Gunz, Mullyman and has toured with Philadelphia Freeway, Mickey Factz, Mikey Halsted and Daytona. He was crowned Coast To Coast’s Indie Artist Next To Blow and has performed at the BET Artist Showcase and ThisIs50.com’s Independent Fridays. He has ghostwritten for B.O.B., Diggy Simmons and G.O.O.D. Music affiliates. “The idea of this record came from me wanting to show my fans that just because I don’t smoke, doesn’t mean I can’t create great records,” says Chi. “That’s like the rapper’s myth, saying that we always high when we rap. I wanted to do a record where I played the high version of me and record the song as if I was actually smoking when I wrote it. So that way everyone’s satisfied”

video: DR. MILLIONAIRE, “ALT BITCS”

video: DR. MILLIONAIRE, “ALT BITCS”
produced by Hovey Benjamin | directed by Joseph Pleasants

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video at youtube.com/watch?v=c9eLM6EpQYY&feature=youtu.be
download “Alt Bitcs” on Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/drmillionaire/altbitcs
Twitter [@isaiahraps] | Instagram [@drmillionaire]

Richmond, VA rapper Dr. Millionaire presents the Joseph Pleasants-directed music video for “Alt Bitcs”, his Hovey Benjamin-produced new single. “‘Alt Bitcs’ is inspired by all tha cute art school babes living in Richmond,” explains Dr. Millionaire. “The song describes selling weed and sipping lean and killing shows. References to artists I heard about on Pitchfork. An affinity for beautiful alternative women. Art school girls with pink hair and tattoos. Hypebeast chicks that rock Palace and Hood By Air. College girls that shop at Rumors Boutique and upscale hipsters that shop at Need Supply Co. All of them riding their fixies through the city. I have two mixtapes, an EP and a few more videos ready to go in 2014. My plan is to keep writing songs and meet as many gorgeous alt bitcs as possible.”

CHI CITY, “H.Y.F.L.”

video: CHI CITY, “H.Y.F.L.”

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video at youtu.be/b2nL0iTbkgc
My Untold Story at datpiff.com/Chi-City-My-Untold-Story-mixtape.475123.html
IAmChiCity.com | Twitter (@iamchicity) | Facebook | Twitter [@thecashjordan]

Southside Chicago rapper Chi City presents the music video for his single “H.Y.F.L.”. With over nine underground tapes bearing his name – his last being 2011′s Who Is Chi City – Chi has collaborated with Cory Gunz, Mullyman and has toured with Philadelphia Freeway, Mickey Factz, Mikey Halsted and Daytona. He was crowned Coast To Coast’s Indie Artist Next To Blow and has performed at the BET Artist Showcase and ThisIs50.com’s Independent Fridays. He has ghostwritten for B.O.B., Diggy Simmons and G.O.O.D. Music affiliates. “Hell yeah fuck ya life is what the H.Y.F.L stands for,” explains Chi. “The idea behind it is really about me saying f**k you to everyone who left me when they felt like I was going to fail, or those who only hung around me to benefit and not really help put the work in. So I paint the picture loud and clear about how I feel when it comes to fake frends.”

Written By: James Dunn

Half the man – To be Frank

A fragmented dreamscape narrative about a man on the run. Featuring other-worldly guardians, infra red landscapes and the most blatant of Kubrick references.

‘Half The Man’ is the lead single from the To Be Frank’s ‘Half The Man’ EP. (tobefrankmusic.com)

The video was shot entirely on an a customised infra red, Red Epic camera.

Director: Joshua Lipworth (joshualipworth.com)
DOP: David Wright (davidwrightdop.com)
Art Director: Stephen Reed

1st AD: Sophia Wyatt
1st AC’s: James Melrose & James Moser
2nd AC: James Parsons
Steadicam Operator: James Elias
Producers: Ryan Dean & Lauren Carter
Production Assistant: Yumi Tsoy
Production Company: TheBigRD (thebigrd.com)

Editor: Jamie O’Donnell (Cut+Run)
Colourist: James Bamford @ (The Mill)

Lead Actor: Zuma Davies

HARN SOLO, “LOUIS ARMSTRONG

video: HARN SOLO, “LOUIS ARMSTRONG
produced by Crescent Kingz | directed by Focus Cinema TV [Reaching Higher Records]

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video at YouTube | single download
stream/share/download Louis Armstrong single on Soundcloud | iTunes | Spotify
HarnSOLO.com | Facebook | on Twitter | Press Kit

Harn SOLO performing the song “Louis Armstrong” in the Garden District and French Quarter of New Orleans. The Focus Cinema TV directed film is the third single from Harn SOLO’s album, “Perfect Picture” released this fall. Paying tribute to his current city on “Louis Armstrong”, it’s obvious the Crescent Kingz produced song mirrors the unique spirit of a legendary music town. From the symbolism of the umbrella and second line style dancing, to the traditional New Orleans voodoo face paint and Mardi Gras beads. New York City trend setting culture magazine IX Daily says, “SOLO is an artist who is ready to grab music by the reins and steer it in his winning direction. He is setting his place with a sound that is uniquely his by giving hip-hop the classic New Orleans twist.”

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Written By: James Dunn

CEASROCK, “ALL MY $”

video: CEASROCK, “ALL MY $”
directed by ilovenewyork.us | beat produced by 514IndoRecordz

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video at youtube.com/watch?v=F88Xafq2bZo&feature=youtu.be
download the Zero Gravity EP on Bandcamp
Ceasrock.com | Twitter [@ceasrock] | Facebook | Soundcloud

Montreal rapper CeasRock presents the ilovenewyork.usMedia-directed video for “All My $”, the new 514IndoRecordz-produced single from his Zero Gravity EP which features Uness, Loe Pesci, I.Blast and Boy 6lue as well as production from Vincent Pryce and DeeJay IZ. Born Sam Karimi, Ceas is a spokesman for Montreal urban site Mook-Life.com, as well as founder of his own movement, REAL LIFE. Videos have already been released for “Faceless” (click to watch), “10.5” (click to watch), “Mook Life Pt. 1” (click to watch) and “M.O.E.” (click to watch). “While I was writing for this EP, money was definitely on my mind,” says Ceas. “From how I was to earn it, to how much of it I needed to spend, it was looming over my thoughts heavy. I wrote All My $ from this perspective. I was hungry and I didn’t know how I was supposed to eat. The verses depict that hunger from a young desperate man’s view, and an older, equally hungry, man’s perspective. I didn’t feel like performing the verses in the video because the verses weren’t necessarily about me. So I focused on the feeling instead of a literal depiction of the lyrics. I recently graduated from university, but I have no intentions of using my degree to get a job. So, with that in mind, one day I was cleaning out my garage of about ten years worth of school papers, textbooks, old bills, etc… I thought to myself, I didn’t want to just toss it out, I wanted more closure. So I had the idea of burning them in a ceremonial bonfire. I’m burning the old me..I’m burning All My $.” Zero Gravity is available now on Ceasrock’s Bandcamp page.
Written By: James Dunn

 

MURS, “S.O.S.”

video: MURS, “S.O.S.”
f. Kosha Dillz, Jabee, Reverie, Cash Lansky, Marley B, Optimal

video at http://youtu.be/DWiifSrpzIw
download “S.O.S.” at soundcloud.com/murs316/sos
MursWorld.com | Twitter [@murs] | Facebook | Instagram [@label316]
@reverielove | @koshadillz | @cashlansky | @mynameisjabee | @marleyb_520

Label 316, the new imprint headed by Los Angeles emcee Murs, presents the Pharaoh Davis-directed music video for “S.O.S.”, featuring Kosha Dillz (NJ), Jabee (OKC), Cash Lansky and Marley B (Tucson), Optimal (Phoenix) and Reverie (L.A.). The video was shot in Reno, Nevada at the Beach Hut Deli. to meet in Reno, Nevada at the Beach Hut Deli to shoot the video. “I started this label as a platform for all the hard working artists out there I felt deserved a more. I for one believe that this game is 10% talent and 90% work ethic. And you won’t find one lazy artist on this roster.”

Written By: James Dunn

video: the NEW ORLEANS HIP HOP ARCHIVE

video: the NEW ORLEANS HIP HOP ARCHIVE
f. Mystikal, Mannie Fresh, Dee-1, Quickie Mart
directed by Dick Darby | music by Beats By The Pound

the New Orleans Hip Hop Archive Kickstarter page
Twitter [@nohiphoparchive] | Facebook | Amistad Research Center

The NOLA Hiphop Archive was founded in 2012 as an effort to collect, document, and make accessible to the public the oral histories of New Orleans’ influential rappers, producers and DJs who helped to create and popularize hiphop and bounce music traditions in the city and beyond. Founded in 2012 by Tulane graduate student, Holly Hobbs, the Archive currently holds more than 30 videotaped interviews with the city’s hiphop and bounce artists and pioneers, including Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, Partners N Crime, Dee-1, Ricky B, DJ Raj Smoove, Nesby Phips, Nicky da B & Rusty Lazer, and Queen Blackkold Madina, star of the Academy Award-winning Katrina documentary, Trouble the Water. In conjunction with materials from the Where They At bounce exhibit, the community-accessible NOLA Hiphop and Bounce Archive will launch with the support of the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University in Spring 2014. That means that beginning in the spring of next year, the previous collected interviews––along with Where They At interviews and materials––will be accessible to the public both online and in person at the Amistad Research Center free of charge. The Kickstarter initiative will be used to assist in the collection of an additional 30 new videotaped oral histories, to be completed by the end of 2014, as well as the creation of a digital viewing station, housed in the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. A donation of any amount toward our successful goal will help to further document and provide support and recognition for these important members of our creative community and beyond. Holly Hobbs is currently completing her PhD at Tulane University and writing her dissertation on post-Katrina hiphop and recovery in New Orleans.

Written By: James Dunn