As music festivals begin to return and more vaccines are rolled out, one of the most highly-anticipated summers in America is inching closer and closer. With every passing week, we here at Okayplayer want you to be prepared for the heat. Every New Music Friday, we gather the best new releases and music videos to start your weekend off with a bang. We know it’s hard enough to keep track of what’s coming out these days.
This week, we’ve got new videos from Snoop Dogg and Mozzy, Benny the Butcher and Harry Fraud (featuring a posthumous guest verse from Chinx), as well as Detroit MC Babyface Ray. Check them all out below.
A standout cut from Benny and Harry Fraud’s The Plugs I Met featuring the late Coke Boyz MC gets an animated treatment by Creative Clout Design.
Bay Area MC Saweetie cranks up the tempo in the video for her latest single, where she hits the track, soccer pitch, and even skydives. And that’s all in the first minute. Reigning WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson even makes a guest appearance to go 1-on-1 with the Icy Girl.
Compton MC Bee-B hits the gym in the video for her single “Stretch.” Come for the wardrobe and choreography, stay for the hilarious post-credit informercial.
No matter how old he is, Snoop Dogg’s voice is incapable of sounding anything less than fresh, especially over laidback, funk-tinged production like The Mekanix’s “Gang Signs.” Joined in the 4 rAx-directed video by Sacramento MC Mozzy, a gang of old-school Chevrolets, and NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton, Snoop sounds more comfortable than ever.
Detroit MC Babyface Ray keeps his foot on the gas with “A Million Cash Race,” the first offering from the deluxe edition of his breakout EP Unfuckwitable. The Kardiak Films-directed video features what is likely the first game of Twister in a rap video in over 20 years
Two of Brooklyn’s hottest rappers team up for a wholesome affair featuring dancers, sports cars, and bottles galore.
Motown Records and the Berry Gordy-founded Black Forum teamed up with a collective of Tulsa, Oklahoma rap artists for Fire in Little Africa, a project commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. On Friday, the collective dropped “Shining,” the project’s first single featuring Steph Simon, Dialtone, Ayilla, and Jerica Wortham.
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