“These bitches ain’t on shit. Been rappin for years, bitches ain’t made a hit,” Cuban Doll says pointedly at the beginning of “Sizzle.” This opening sets the tone for the track; there’s no glitz or glamour, no beautiful women or casual relaxation. There’s a Romanian Draco AK-47, hands held up in fighting position, and a booth where bars are spit. A startling, yet necessary juxtaposition of Cuban Doll’s style makes for unpredictability when guessing what she’ll do next – and we love it. At a few seconds shy of two minutes, the video is short so there’s no reason for it to be complicated. Director 2M Digital keeps it simple with a booth recording and kitchen scene that wouldn’t be out of place in a drill video. But it makes sense when drawing back to the pointedness of the beginning – that’s why we love it so much.
Check out the video for “Sizzle” below.
Fly Boi Rich’s new tune “New Jack City” is immensely powerful
Fly Boi Rich is one of Detroit’s hidden gems. This rapping mafioso’s punchlines hit hard, his beats even harder. His latest release is “New Jack City,” a tough, street anthem that will make even the most weary become fans. Check it out below.
.@drewisfamous and @playknows hit the school track in “Look At That!”
Drew Famous dropped the aesthetically bizarre 800DASH last year, and now he’s releasing the video for “Look At That!,” a crisply shot trip heavy on the nostalgia. It’s almost like one of those weird training videos from the 1990s that makes brilliant use of washed out color palettes and cool camera angles. It features PLAY of Virginia group Breezepark who brings tenacious energy to the chill tune.
Check out the visual below.
@RealRobotJones and @LadiEarth have the time of their lives in “Big Ol Booty”
Robot’s tenacious new track “Big Ol Booty” will undoubtedly be the soundtrack to a lively time once the weather warms up. The Texas-based rapper knows how to have a good time, judging by past hits like “Camera” and “Sleigh,” and brings that same approach to this tune, reveling in his unique energy to breathe fresh air into the instrumental. Ladi Earth, whose music has just been featured on Netflix’s Russian Doll (her song “Water“), appears her and brings some sex appeal to the proceedings.
Check out the video below.