It’s the weekend. You need some smooth, mellow vibes to unwind from a lengthy work-week filled with doom and gloom. Even if you’re above that lifestyle, there’s always room for something relaxing to ease your mind. Today, it’s E.Will and GT’s “In My Own Lane,” a strong, slow-rolling-through-the-town kind of track that’ll make you want to stop and take in your surroundings. GT’s opening bars are powerful, even if his traditional aesthetic is more relaxed than empowering. When he says “I never see these rap niggas in the streets,” he delivers it with such conviction that you believe him.
E.Will’s testament of coming a long way and wearing Versace shirts is hard-hitting and very solid. We see him recording a verse in the booth while the relaxing instrumental plays in the back. Both him and GT do the beat justice and it’s sure to pop up on playlists around the city in the very near future.
Watch the video for “In My Own Lane” below.
@AkhilSesh’s visual for “Lil Thouwow” will throw you for a loop
Akhil Sesh’s latest visual is “Lil Thouwow” and if there’s one word to describe it, it’s definitely “wow.” That’s a good one by the way, often because the word gets misconstrued in this context. In the visual for the song smoother than usual song, Akhil Sesh loads on copious amounts of special effects that showcase a drive to be eclectic. It works, too.
Watch the video for “Lil Thouwow” below.
@theofficialyed goes crazy in “Like I Never Left”
Y.E.D. hails from Atlanta and is more grassroots than anyone coming out of the city. His raw, visceral style of music relies on its spontaneity for thrills. “Like I Never Left” captures lightning in a bottle for a captivating sound and style that place you right in the action. The video will give you vertigo, but it’s mesmerizing in a way that Harmony Korine’s K.I.D.S is.
Watch the video for “Like I Never Left” below.
@Coringmusic shows Brooklyn’s beauty in “Brooklyn”
Watch Corin Gabriella’s exciting new video for “Brooklyn.” It has a very grassroots feel to the way that it’s shot and the frantic, energetic viewpoints that it uses to portray the city’s angst. Corin is a rising R & B stalwart out of the city with a soulful sound that cuts through much of the more atmospheric muddling that exists in contemporary soul culture. With a fresh, funky twist, her latest will give you something to remember.
Watch the video for “Brooklyn” below.