Welcome faithful readers. Today saw the release of a decent amount of music videos spanning the underground to superstar Eminem, who’s still dominating the charts a full month after the release of Recovery.
Eminem feat. Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie”
Silm Shady reached out to Hollywood and enlisted Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan for his new video. The burning house is a nice effect. Overallm the visuals go well with the song. Now for the song itself, it’s already beginning to wear thin with me.
Moe Green “KIM”
Bay Area’s Moe Green has been getting a lot of love here at Beats, Boxing and Mayhem. The video is for the latest single off his FREE Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match. On the black and white minimalist approach of the video, Green explained that his purpose was to show a small window into his everyday challenges.
“”The video and the song highlight the fact that I’m still working to reach new plateaus,” Green told Beats, Boxing and Mayhem. “I can’t stay in the same place. I’m always looking to make moves, and the video takes you through a day of that struggle.”
The video was directed by Myke Ward.
If you like the drop, download the full album HERE.
Roach Gigz Gives Oscar Grant Tribute
21 year old Roach Gigz has been building his name for several years out in San Franciso. A member of the duo Bitch I Go (B.I.G.) with Lil 4 Tay, he’s now on his own and working on his debut LP entitled Therapy Sessions.
“Pop Off” was shot in the days before and after the police trial for the “accidential” shooting death of Oscar Grant. With family roots in political protest (his father was an active supporter of the Sandinista Liberation Front), Gigz wanted his album to reflect the seething anger the people had for the police and the verdict.
“Nothing was really enjoyable because of how serious the situation was,” Gigz said about the video. “We were just trying to do it for Oscar Grant, the whole thing is dedicated to him and his memory. “I was just out here watching and living this; ‘Pop Off’ really captured that feeling of the young people who are tired of police consistently fucking with them, abusing their power and getting away with it.”
The track will be available on a mixtape called Roachy Balboa: Extra Rounds. The project is a re-release with five new tracks of his Roachy Balboa project which can be downloaded off http://roachgigz.com/
Rhymefest “One Hand Push Up”
A few months back Rhymefest and I talked for a few hours. And it resulted in one of my best interviews ever. He released his sophomore album El Che in June, and has been keeping his promise to drop a video for every track. ’Fest is one of a few emcees out there that’s not afraid to show his intelligence and challenge his audience.