Just because MTV isn’t as music video centric as it once was, doesn’t mean the genre is dead. Screw reality television – the music video doesn’t need channels like MTV & VH1 to thrive in today’s world. All they need is a little love from the world wide web.
Without television networks backing the latest music visuals as heavily as they once did, labels & artists have turned to the internet – to platforms like YouTube and Vimeo – to share their music videos with the world. The results have been phenomenal.
Earlier this month, local pop artist Billy Cox released a video for his hit song “Fake” across the internet. Directed by J.D. Aronson Films & Adam Howard Films and produced by Ben Walker, this music video brings edgy urban swag and high school nostalgia together in a clash of power, popularity, and pizzazz. Check out the video and let us know what you think! Thanks for supporting your local South Florida artists.
Check out the latest video from local South Florida rapper, Hi-Rez! This track is titled “All I Have” from his latest mixtape, Early Release. Directed by J.D. Aronson, Editor of Sweet Kicks!!!
Download the Hi-Rez mixtape here: http://www.datpiff.com/Hi-Rez-Early-Release-mixtape.230325.html
Here is a look at one of the newest rappers to hit the scene – Mac Miller. The Pittsburgh-bred, Jewish, white rapper has gained some well deserved buzz from the media and the rap scene lately, especially up in PA. This song, titled “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza”, is off of his latest mixtapes K.I.D.S. His upcoming mixtape, Best Day Ever, will be available soon.
“REVOFEV” (pronounced Rev. of Ev. – as in Revolution of Evolution) is the first single, leaked today, off of Kid Cudi’s sophomore album. The album, titled Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, will be released in September of this year. Download the trackbelow and enjoy! Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming album.
Download: REVOFEV (prod. Plain Pat) – Kid Cudi
The Roots are back once again, after a long hiatus, with “The Fire”, a single off their upcoming album How I Got Over. Almost a year ago, the first single off How I Got Over was released over the internet, but after that we hadn’t heard much from the group. However, weeks ago, we were fortunate enough to hear another single, titled “Dear God 2.0”, from the album. Now you can download “The Fire”, the third single featuring John Legend, below. How I Got Over will be in stores June 22nd.
Download: The Fire (feat. John Legend) – The Roots
You might’ve already heard tracks like “Find Your Love” or the radio hit “Over”, but until you hear the entire album, you won’t have a clue of what Thank Me Later is truly made of. This debut album by rapper-singer-actor and Toronto native Drake is by far one of the most solid hip hop albums this year. Mixed with kind flows (“July”), hard-hitting verses (“Light Up”), radio-hits (“Over”), and straight up hip hop tunes (“Thank Me Now”), the album is both dynamic and fun. Thank Me Later is set to release in stores this Tuesday, June 15th, but you can easily find the entire album leaked across the internet. The singles, “Over”, “Find Your Love”, “Miss Me”, are available now on iTunes. If you’re interested in hearing the entire album, simply google thank me later leak. Also check out some of our previous posts on songs that leaked earlier in the month off of Thank Me Later, each with download links. Below you’ll find the track list, album artwork, and one of our favorite tracks off of Thank Me Later, titled “Thank Me Now”. Enjoy!
Download: Thank Me Now – Drake