This week was another long one, 4/20 came and went, so did that Redman vs. Method Man Verzuz battle that provided a joyful evening amid the heavy feeling this week carried. And now it’s finally Friday, so we’re back again unveiling some visuals that we had our eye on throughout the week from R&B artists, our faves in hip-hop and more.
In celebration of 4/20, R&B songbird Jhené Aiko rolled out the trippy video for her Chilombo single “Tryna Smoke.” PJ Morton delved into Sam Cooke’s catalog and sprung out with a recreation of his deep cut “Bring It Home to Me” with the assistance of his soulful peers like BJ The Chicago Kid and Kenyon Dixon. Elsewhere, Little Simz returned with a moving visual for her new track “Introvert.”
Because we always have our ears to the ground, we also threw a few tracks from rising acts like Shaybo, Omeretta The Great, and Cordae.
Of course, Jhené released the video for “Tryna Smoke” on 4/20. The track was a standout on her calming Chilombo album. Big Sean even makes a quick cameo.
PJ Morton, BJ The Chicago Kid, Kenyon Dixon and Charlie Bereal’s recreation of Sam Cooke’s 1962 classic “Bring It Home to Me” is healing. The video was clearly inspired by Regina King’s One Night In Miami, but we love it.
A few days ago Little Simz unveiled her exploratory track “Introvert” which is worth taking a closer look at. In the accompanying video, she raps about her mental health, police brutality, being an overthinker, and even what it’s like living as a Black woman.
Cordae returned to his Suitland, Maryland roots for the visual for his newest single “More Life.” It’s a reflective clip that sees him revisit his old stomping grounds.
UK artist Shaybo serves up a video for her bass-heavy single “Broke Boyz.” She’s joined by Bronx rapper DreamDoll who injects her sound into the track.
Atlanta rapper Peewee Longway blesses his fans with a playful video for his latest single “Let’s Get High.” The track is a follow-up to his Longway Sinatra 2 album.
We know a smoker’s anthem when we hear one. Lil Yachty’s video for his loosie “Cortex” is on-point, in it he flexes a bit, but also proves that he’s still been in the lab working. Out today is his new mixtape, Michigan Boy Boat.
24-year-old Atlanta rapper Omeretta The Great drops off the visual for “Do Too Much,” a catchy song. We spot Flo Milli in the video that sees Omeretta in a plethora of different settings.
Slime Language 2 receives its first video with the arrival of “Ski.” The album which was quite robust was an exciting and enjoyable listen, the clip is similar, it’s energetic and has us eager to be outside. Also, we are still crying laughing at Drake and Future releasing videos of them dancing to this song.
DreamDoll’s “Collection Freestyle” is impressive. If you haven’t been paying her any attention, you might want to get on the train right now.
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