In the past year, The Signal, All Def Digital’s weekly show that acts as an artist accelerator platform, has served up a smorgasbord of rap-centric programming, featuring every sub-genre of rap imaginable, from backpack rap to trap to trippy psychedelic rap, from a diverse selection of artists, ranging from those who are stereotypical in their aesthetic, to femcees, to those whom Troy Ave would undoubtedly dub as “weirdo rappers.” Nonetheless, The Signal hasn’t offered up anything quite like Frank Leone and his “Elephant” video yet.
We’ve seen the tired rhetoric of a lone rapper walking through dark woods (with or without a weapon), whilst dropping angst-ridden bars over an ominous soundscape before. But we haven’t seen Frank Leone, calmly channeling an unapologetically darker version of King Arthur in The Sword & the Stone, do it before…until now, with his visuals for “Elephant.”
His new album, Enter Wild, is out now.
Jacksonville native Chronicle liberates the official visual for “All Drinks On Me,” the first visual from his forthcoming album Bright Nights. This visual stays true to the title of the song as we see Chronicle celebrating the fruits of his labor and enjoying the time with the people who were there from jump street. Bright Nights is set to drop in November so be on the lookout.
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While we wait for J.R.’s forthcoming No Filter project, he links with fellow St. Louis natives Nelly and Tiffany Foxx to help visualize “I’m Just Sayin’.”
Off Titty Boi’s Trapavelli Tre mixtape.
Tsu Surf’s highly anticipated Newark mixtape is expected to release soon.
After premiering “Long Way From Home” and the official Newark tracklisting via HotNewHipHop.com earlier this week, Tsu Surf returns to deliver the official music video for the heartfelt single. The Twizz directed visual captures the Jersey native in a cemetery spitting over the piano-driven, Trunk Knockaz produced instrumentation. Tsu Surf reflects on the simplicity (and innocence) of his life prior to the fame, women, disloyal peers and more.
As of now, Newark does not have an official release date, but Tsu Surf has confirmed that it can be expected to drop this month.
EZ $KYWALKER drops off the visuals for his track, “Retro”. Check it out above.
Calico’s Dope Run tape is out now.
Killa Kyleon lets loose the visuals for his “10 Bands” freestyle. Check it out above.
Producer/rapper DJ Cooley follows his ode to the ladies, “Imma Fan,” with a new self-produced offering entitled “On Tha Blvd.” Repping his hometown Camden, New Jersey, DJ Cooley croons about why he grinds in this laid back visual.