It’s finally happened. Early 2010s drill has seen a semi-revival thanks to Lil Kappy and his magnetic new single “Spotted.” Trap rap made a transition into drill rap thanks to the massive Chicago movement, but it quickly left that for the cloudy, melodic, bass-thumping stylings utilized by artists like Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. If you thought that drill music was washed away in the canals of time, I’m happy to tell you that you’re wrong. Lil Kappy does the convention justice.
Maybe it’s the bog standard trap beat embellished by Kappy’s vocals that make it a hit. Or his sheer energy that makes you want to continuously play the track back and revel in its simplicities; today’s complex releases make use of so many moving parts that by the time they end, listener’s are often confused.
One thing’s for certain, the visual plays a large part in the track’s power. It’s shot in crystal clear HD; better than some of the releases on VEVO. Seriously, Kappy’s camera could capture the germs resting on the kitchen cabinet. It’s that clear. And through this lens, we see some serious firepower. It’s classic drill props for a classic drill song. How can you not love it?
Check out the visual for “Spotted” 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.