Allan Kingdom took to Twitter last week to announce the release of a new music video, as well as the release of a new project dubbed Lines. Directed by Cole Bennett of Chicago based Lyrical Lemonade, the colorful visual fits the record well. The green screen approach isn’t always effective, but Bennett does a good job of keeping things fresh. Allan’s versatility shines bright, his prowess with auto-tune has translated into songs with a lot of depth. This one could easily hit air-waves just in time for the summer. Check out the video for “Know About It” above and keep an eye out for Lines April 7th.
Nazeem & Spencer Joles are heating up right now coming off their recent Soundset 2017 announcement. That’s right, the south side kids made the cut this year and also appear to be working on a new EP. Dubbed Years of Obscurity, the first offering from the project comes in the form of a new video titled “Lake St.”. The fight club-esque visual completes the songs gritty aesthetic, we could definitely get used to the kid Liban starring in videos. Chill with a splash of tension underneath the surface, “Lake St.” actually does a good job capturing the feeling of the real street. Check out the video above and be on the look out for more from Nazeem & Spencer Joles.
The Pengest Munch is back with episode 10 at Morley’s. The Chicken Connoisseur links up with Bonkaz for a tour of Thornton Heath and some good eats. High scores across the board and you know the crep was on fleek. Check out episode 10 above and keep an eye out for the next installment.
Bobby Raps has been heating up as of late, the Twin Cities artist took to Worldstar HipHop yesterday to premiere the video for his latest track “Purgatory.” Directed by Stephen Maturen, the visual compliments the song very well. Dark and gritty, Bobby gets personal on this record exploring his inner depths; a powerful practice of introspection. Check out the video for “Purgatory” above and peep the fire snippet towards the end.
Crep, check. Fries, check. Wings, Check. Burger, check. Peep the Chicken Connoisseur’s trip to Miami Fried Chicken above.
If you aren’t familiar with The Klituation, let me star t by saying it is one of the best dance parties in town. The all female lineup features mainstays such as DJ Keezy, Shannon Blowtorch, Sophia Eris, and more while a rotating cast of artists make guest appearances. The recap for round 2 was recently posted to YouTube, check it out above and be on the look out for the next one.
RP Hooks has always had some of the more artistic visuals in the Twin Cities, his most recent release, “Pac Talk,” continues that trend. Directed by Alan de Leon Taverna, the visual takes on a dark tone that matches the record perfectly. Minimalist, the video does a good job of providing a cinematic feel. Hooks’ abrasive style sounds rebellious in a world where tension is mounting, short but sweet; this track definitely sets the tone. Check out the video for “Pac Talk” above and keep an eye out for more from RP Hooks.
The Chicken Connoisseur is back with episode 6 of his ongoing YouTube series. This time he’ll be hitting up Chick King in London’s Tottenham neighborhood. As usual the crep is on point, but the chicken is as neutral as it gets. Check out the video for yourself above and keep an eye out for episode 7.
Viceland recently released the second episode of their Noisey series, this installment took a closer look at Atlanta’s ever-rising hip hop scene. Once one of the city’s best kept secrets, photographer Cam Kirk has seen great success over the last few years photographing/documenting some of Atlanta’s most prominent artists. Vice coupled the release of their Atlanta episode with a chat with Cam, check out the video above and keep an eye out for more.
The Chicken Connoisseur is back with episode 5 of The Pengest Munch. This time around, he’s headed to London’s Lisson Grove neighborhood for a bite at Chicken Valley. Upon arrival things go downhill quickly, poor ratings across the board leave my mans longing for more. Check out episode 5 above and keep an eye out for episode 6.