New York’s Squidnice brought his hit single to life today in a blue tinted set of visuals. The rapper dropped “Trap By My Lonely” back in 2016, announcing himself as a major threat in the game as the track was picked up by several different national radios. “Trap By My Lonely” that speaks for itself. Squidnice doesn’t attempt shroud himself in mystery, diving headfirst into the song with an infectious hook that weaves in and out in his own voice. The following verses follow the same pattern. Squidnice blends humorous bars with more serious lyrics, creating a song that is unapologetically him.
Authenticity is a big part of Squidnice’s appeal. The rapper has a massive core fan base in his native Staten Island that is beginning to grow throughout the New York area. Squidnice continually pays homage to this community, releasing new content continuously since “Trap By My Lonely” as nods to his supporters. The visuals for “Trap By My Lonely” are no different. Squidnice is certainly not by his lonesome in the video, surrounded by his crew as they bag up xans and roll up together. The visuals encapsulate the song – “Trap By My Lonely” wraps up Squidnice’s talent and intent in a succinct and impressive piece of work.
Squidnice is set to drop his debut project soon; in another effort to recognize his growing fanbase he is lined up to perform the mixtape live at landmark New York venue SOB’s. Catch the music video for “Trap By My Lonely” below and stay tuned for his album.
Khary is on a roll with his latest freestyle titled “Cowboy Bebop.” His suave flow is laced with shoutouts to Bob Ross and Lion King, flexing over a twinkling piano riff from producer slom. Directed by Elijah Chauvin, the video follows Khary around his recent intern aquarium pop-up shop in Rhode Island. The celebration of the project’s one-year anniversary featured exclusive merch, including new hoodies, an “intern” tote bag, and a square print of the cover art.
Khary has that rare energy that keeps you hooked and yearning for more. While we await his Tidal Graves collaboration with Lege Kale, check out the video below and grab some merch here.
On the heels of “Fallen,” The enigmatic Jaden Smith returns with a new single titled “Batman.” The latest peak of Jaden’s debut album [Syre] places a harrowing twist on Drake and Future‘s “Jumpman,” lacing woozy synths and delicate keys with his start-and-stop delivery. The track also arrives with a set of Moises Arias-directed visuals, featuring Jaden in an all-white Batman suit as he strolls throughout Hollywood.
While we await more info on [Syre], tune into “Batman” below.
Gus Dapperton is back with another golden tune titled “I’m Just Snacking.” The self-produced cut pairs ethereal synths with his heavenly vocals that blend to form a thoroughly refreshing experience. Gus continues to evolve his sound with each release, with his latest placing the listener at the beachside.
Gus’ new track also arrives with a set of fitting visuals directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen. The video follows Gus as he searches to reclaim a lost love in-between roaming the streets with his headphones on and CD player in-hand.
Check out the video for “I’m Just Snacking” below.
The infectious Toronto duo Majid Jordan is back with a set of poppy visuals for their latest track, “Phases.” The Jordan Eady-directed video follows the two in the desert as they recall their development and growth over the years, channeled through their blend of uptempo R&B. With a stacked festival run to look forward to this summer, expect Majid Jordan to continue to skyrocket in the near future.
Check out the video for “Phases” below.
The multitalented Sylvan LaCue has been steady plotting all year on his next release. Alongside touring with the likes of Saba, Elujay, and Khary, the blossoming artist has built momentum with golden tracks like “Best Me” and “Televised” with Rayana Jay, segueing nicely into another soulful trip, “Grateful.”
Sylvan returns to our pages today with the visuals for his latest offering. Reuniting with director Jonathan Benavente, the video follows Sylvan on the rooftops as he recalls everything he has to be thankful for. Topped off with a clip from “Crosswinds,” the track stands as a reminder for listeners to appreciate the little things in life when times get tough.
Sylvan has also announced that his forthcoming album will be titled Apologies In Advance. This will be Sylvan’s second project under his current moniker, building upon last year’s Far From Familiar.
Stay tuned for more info on the album and check out the video for “Grateful” below.
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of intern aquarium., W&V favorite Khary is back with the latest set of visuals from the project. “Quitting” follows the Rhode Island rapper as he lists the downsides of desk jobs over champagne-topped cereal, puzzles, and card games with stuffed animals. Latrell James wraps up the visuals by spilling his bars over a video call at the table.
Stay tuned for more info on his forthcoming joint project with producer Lege Kale, Tidal Graves.
Minneapolis’ own RÅDĮØ ÅHŁËË is back with the latest set of visuals from his 2016 project, The Universal C.O.D.A Experience. Representing Children of Da Atom/Adam, the 12-track offering highlights his gritty flow over a wide span of soundscapes from Nathn, .gifv, and Dom. The self-directed video for “S T A T I C” follows ÅHŁËË around the fairgrounds as he spills his slick verses, topped off with animations from Philli Irvin. Keep a close eye on this emcee as he continues to grow.
Check out the video for “S T A T I C” below.
Earlier this year, Sonder unveiled their breakout EP, Into. The trio composed of producers Dpat and Atu alongside lead singer Brent Faiyaz craft a refreshing sound in the current renaissance of R&B. The lead single from the project, titled “Too Fast,” recently received a cinematic set of visuals directed by Noah Lee which follow a young Faiyaz (played by Amir Legrone) as he soul searches across the plains. The video explores the circle of life in a beautifully-executed video with Faiyaz’s heart on his sleeve—literally. With a handful of sold-out shows already under their belt, expect Sonder to continue to grow in the near future.
Peep the video for “Too Fast” below.
NxWorries, the brain child of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, dropped one of the smoothest albums last October titled Yes Lawd! Since then, the duo has kept the ball rolling with performances on The Tonight Show and F is For Fendi—leading the pack today with the visuals for “Scared Money.” The Calmatic-directed video pays homage to Paid in Full as a throwback to 1988, standing as the latest Yes Lawd! track to receive a proper visual treatment. Wrapping up with a fresh remix of “Best One,” set to be featured on the full-length Yes Lawd! remix album, NxWorries continues to expand their repertoire of top-notch content.
Check out the visuals for “Scared Money” below.