When you think of AllStar JR’s discography, what kind of production do you believe he frequents? If I had to narrow it down, I would say his releases usually fall into either one of two categories: soulful, gigantic production or unabashedly Detroit style. Not to say that he isn’t an adventurous artist – his familiar use of production allows him to push the boundaries of his music in ways that make him one of the best in the city. On his new release “Cold Out,” it’s almost as if he realizes his subconscious fascination with these beat types and decides to go in another direction altogether – almost SoundCloud-like in execution.
What exactly is SoundCloud-like? It’s a mix of trap aesthetics and cloud-rap stylings. There’s a certain bounce to its quick step and thudding bass that usually have autotuned vocals as the pairing mechanism elevating the production to the next level. The trap aesthetics are quickly apparent in “Cold Out” ‘s otherworldly, snappy production. It’s an odd song; yet, creative in execution. It’s by far, one of our favorite releases from him.
With a track this good, it’s only right that the visual be more than standard video fare. And that it is, director 2M Digital invokes a sense of creativity into the proceedings that make it a visual treat. My favorite aspect is the clever use of blue lighting for some key scenes at the beginning that really pull the viewer in, prepping them for the idea that anything’s possible.
Watch the video for “Cold Out” 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.
Russ Released An Ass Whoopin Soundtrack Last Year And No One Noticed
The minions of Russ have put their hands on Adam22 of the No Jumper podcast and rapper Smokepurpp. Apparently, there’s more in the pipeline – Adam revealed that there are multiple other industry figures who have had this happen to them. This information has posited Russ as the ultimate throwback rapper, an artist not afraid to get into the fray with his posse. Wouldn’t it be badass if he released a song that acted as a soundtrack to his endeavors?
Last year, before the reports of these happenings started to swarm in, he released his debut album There Is Really A Wolf. On that album is “Flip,” a strong, swaggering track that sounds both eerie and hilarious in light of the recent events that we’ve heard about. On the song, he raps about how rappers need to keep the same energy when they see him. In the video that released back in January, around the time that Adam22 said he was sucker punched by members of Russ’ crew, Russ hangs with what looks like the Nigerians that multiple people have complained about. At the time it looked like a regular video, now, it looks hilarious.
Just listen to the song below, check out the video, and have a laugh.
Three Reasons Why @NodisBaby ‘s Video For “OFFDRUGS” Is A Win
There’s something strangely beautiful about Nodis and Braddock Road’s video for “OFFDRUGS.” We’ve broken it down into four reasons that you should check it out. Be prepared to be blown away.
If you like weird shit, this is for you
There’s a big guy in a cowboy hat and a miniature version of Nodis rapping. If that’s not trippy to you, I don’t know what is. One thing’s for certain though – Nodis has some moxie to create something like this.
The cinematic flair is out of this world
Even though it’s a little creepy, there’s no way to get around how incredibly shot it is. The director imbues the proceedings with the cinematic skill you’d associate with Hollywood film. Quick cuts and amazing energy make it a video that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Nodis’ raps match the video’s eclectic nature
When Nodis starts rapping, the energy in his voice is unparalleled. Consider us fans of tenacious energy. His rhymes about love in the face of narcotics carry the kind of heft that attracts listeners.