If you really think about it, rap music hasn’t embraced Game Of Thrones as much as it should have. Of course, Gucci Mane has shown his surprising love for the hit series, but no one’s really gave it the same endorsement over a hip-hop instrumental. It would go a long way in showing that a show about dragons, magic, and white people arguing about ruling can connect with the black experience.
Henceforth, Win Ruler’s “G.O.T.” is a groundbreaking track because it does exactly that. Win utilizes some cool trap production and witty Game Of Throne-tinged punchlines to create an often hilarious track that captures much of the show’s experience. He references Euron Greyjoy, Khaleesi’s Dragons, and The Targaryen family all in the first minute. From there, the hustle talk only gets deeper intertwined with Westeros mythology.
Watch the video for “G.O.T.” 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.