Best Music Videos This Week: Aww Snap, Urban Western Shootout
Last week’s best music videos featured tracks from Lushlife, Contrakids, Homedboy Sandman, and Klassik along with tributes to Nicki Minaj and Planet of the Apes (with soundtrack by Benny Benassi). This week, we’ve got masterfully crafted cinematic shorts for tracks from Slow Limits (no relation to No Limit Soldiers), Dream Circle, VNova (bounced from the bracket by UNC), The Drown, Nomad Carlos, and Samantha Crain (no relation to Ichabod).
Don’t forget to check out outtakes and interviews from our new series ‘DEMOS‘ as we lead up to the premiere of the full length film, ‘DEMOS: An Independent Artist’s Guide to Success’. The unique look into the world of independent hip-hop will stream May 22, 2013 only on Dailymotion.com.
“Technology” by Slow Limits via TreoPictures
This video had me at urban Western set in abandoned, lawless Brooklyn. Hipsters with handguns, y’all! Thank you, Treo Pictures.
“Aww Snap” by Nomad Carlos featuring Five Steez via Blastro
The Miami born, Kingston bred hip-hop artist released “Live From Yard,” hosted by DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar in January 2012. The mixtape included the “Yard Law” single. His new mixtape entitled “Me Against the Grain,” came out in November 2012.
Download “Me Against the Gain” for FREE on Nomad’s official site.
“Never Going Back” by Samantha Crain via Lamar+Nik
The 26 year old singer/songwriter from Shawnee, Oklahoma released her full length LP “Kid Face” on February 19, 2013. The album, which was recorded fully analog, got much critical praise from Rolling Stone, SPIN, emusic.com, and American Songwriter.
In 2013, Crain toured with and played alongside Murder by Death, Small Houses, Justin Townes Earle, Man Man, Josh Ritter, Parker Millsap, JD McPherson, and Shovels and Rope.
“Homage” by The Drown via Amy Leonard
“Ol’ God Flow / All Birds” by VNova
Hailing from the Brownsville/East New York section of Brooklyn, V Nova is one-half of the underground veteran duo BOE and Villa. They released an album in Japan titled “1019 Ex-Prez” receiving good reviews in Japan’s Front magazine. The duo then released an EP which featured there street single “Life Is Too Short” (the video is a NY underground classic). They also appeared on Erick Sermon’s album “Erick Onasis” and Funkmaster Flex’s album “Flip Squad Allstars”. The Source called them, “a force to be reckoned with”. In November, VNova released his new mixtape, “Hidden In Plain Sight”.
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