Atlanta rapper CKent has been consistently delivering dope music from visuals to songs he’s definitely been on our radar and today we are premiering his new visual for “Angles” featuring Leezy Lee & Lil Vyl while everyone crashed their verse ATL Nuke & F12 crashed the beat. Go ahead and get a visual of the song up above and tell us what you think.
So I’m mad that I’m just now getting hip to Lil House Phone because this song he just dropped a visual “Tokyo Goons” is too fucking catchy the visual, all the way down to the production of the song all of it is just great. The visual was released not to long ago by No Jumper. Go ahead and get familiar with Lil House Phone he’s going to be your next favorite rapper.
*PREMIERE* – David Nation, the multi-talented artist hailing from Fort Worth, is back with a new single/video titled “Twinkle” directed by Hype Trilliams . You might have heard his name from his buzzing song “Iso” which racked up over 150k plays on Spotify since its release last year. The self produced single “Twinkle” delivers the real late night R&B vibes you need this time of year. You’ll instantly recognize the melody from the famous nursery rhyme. One of the things that makes melodic artists like Future so great is their ability to take timeless melodies and deliver it with up-to-date content. David Nation absolutely delivers that with “Twinkle”.
Director Hype Trilliams brings a simple visual to life and effectively shows off Nation’s artistry and vision. With only a few locations, the video never gets boring as Nation croons his verses in solitude. Dark room shots with glow in the dark paint on the wall and a light-up sweater deliver a colorful feel. “Twinkle” is all about night time vibes and the visual portrays that well.
Currently working on his upcoming project Death Via Clout, Nation is an artist to keep an eye on. Normally known for hard hitting rap tracks, I was impressed by his ability to switch it up and deliver a good melodic record. He’s able to mix rapping and singing very effectively and has huge hit potential when they come together. His music always comes off as very personal and real, and that will definitely come in handy as he continues to build on his successes. Check out the video below and keep an eye out for his upcoming project right here on Popped Cherry.
Decaturs very own FYB Tevin recently blessed the streets with his project “Sum 2 Prove” that’s highly slept on. Just yesterday he premiered a brand new video on Worldstar titled “Chances” featuring ISSA and DC DaVinci which is also featuring on his latest project. If you aren’t too familiar with the FYB affiliate go ahead and press play up above and check out his dope new visual.
Nobody in Texas has had better visuals the last few months than Austin’s Trae Cane. Video’s with Cole Bennett, Chino Chase, and something dropping soon with Steven Jets, Trae has been on fire. On Thanksgiving, Trae and Mason Flynt blessed us with some heat from the vault titled “Danksgiving”. Now, Trae teams up with underground platform TRILLPHONK to release the visual. Old or not, it’s still fire. Check it out below.
JahleelFaReaL returns to our pages with a slick new video for “No Feel”. The Texas artist has seen some serious growth over the last few months from doing packed shows in Austin to dropping steady content. Jahleel takes control of all aspects on “No Feel”, completely self-producing the record, directing and editing the video. It’s this self taught talent that intrigues me about Jahleel’s records, as his story grows with each release. Check out the video below.
Check out more of JahleelFaReaL’s catalog below.
From underground popularity becoming mainstream success, million dollar label deals, and a few brutal assault accusations, everyone in rap had their eyes on Broward County this year. The hype rarely disappointed, and the drama rarely subsided. Among the many bright spots was the continued ascent of Anonymuz, a hard-spitting underground MC from South Florida.
Since the attention grabbing project Vice City late last year, Anonymuz has built his buzzing fan base to over 55k Youtube subscribers, 19k followers on Soundcloud, and over 50k Spotify listeners a month. Unapologetic, gracious, and a genius at the internet machine has turned his fanbase into a cult-like status spamming his mentions with support in droves. Helped by his popularity in the online gaming community, Anonymuz is able to have an impact at festivals like E3 as well as the music crazy SXSW where he headlined multiple showcases last year.
This week, Anonymuz took another huge step along his journey with the release of a new single/video titled “Motorola” produced by frequent contributor downtime and directed by Adam Gharib and SYGMOD. “Motorola” is Anonymuz at his best; rapid fire bars, a catchy hook, and a high level of bravado makes for a great record. For such a chill person, he comes to life behind a mic and you get the sense he’s waiting for the world to wake up and realize what he’s got.
The video is excellent, SYGMOD and Adam use a dimly lit parking garage and some grainy effects to really bring out not only the anonymity he’s known for, but the character he is. From color, to quick camera work hitting as hard as the beat, I was entertained throughout. It was Anonymuz’s first music video since “Vice City” a year ago, so the growth and direction is definitely apparent. SYGMOD and Adam really brought this newly evolved character to life. Check it out below.
With his recently released project Urameshi, and the success of Vice City’s single “Cowboy Bebop” anime has had an influence in building Anonymuz’s catalog. While anime has been a popular theme in rap music in the last year, usually it’s from rappers biting the aethsetic that the Japanese cartoons offer. “I love anime… but I think the way people put it in music is kinda strange you know what I’m saying?” mentions Anonymuz when I asked it’s importance. Unlike most rappers who simply mention it in their music, Anon uses anime as more of a soundtrack. “When I name a song after an anime or game, it’s more so when I hear the song it reminds me of the vibe I get when I watch that anime or play that game it’s more like a soundtrack or theme to the shit.”
Intrigued by the connection, I was curious what influence the characters have on him. Anon responded with, “I learned a lot about myself from my last album where I embodied someone who was morally grey and I learned that I walk that same line…”. As Anonymuz continues to learn about himself, we continue to learn about him, and it seems like every release gives his growing fan base something stronger to grasp on to. He’s prime for a giant 2018, led by new management and new direction. We can’t wait to see where it goes! Check out the rest of his catalog below.
Boasting a great catalog of production work, including credits on Life of Pablo, Hassan Khaffaf is now starting to make a name for himself as a recording artist. He adds fuel to the fire with the release of the music video for his track “Sunday”.
The track itself will please anyone riding the melodic wave in hip hop right now. Hassan
creates an atmosphere and vibe with loosely interpretive lyrics that can be applied to many situations a listener might be facing. That approach combined with a few religious references and a mention of Pompeii (which make for a strangely great bridge), creates an end product that feels fresh. There is definitely something unique here, and I want more.
Directed by Adam Gharib, the music video shows that Hassan is serious about investing in his art. It is honestly one of the cleanest, most modern videos I’ve seen this year. Bambi Martinez and Jada Everon add to the beauty of every shot. Everyone killed it; my eyes did not move from the screen.
Hassan has an EP out, “Mood Board.” Every track is something new. Also highly recommend his single “Bad Man” which features OG Maco. Working with big names in the industry and putting out stupid nice content like this video, Hassan is poised for a big 2018.
New Braunfels rapper Lil Ooh really just turned up the heat. His lastest offering LOOKATDEES has gained a lot of steam since he dropped it, so its only right that he pairs it with his cleanest video yet. Ooh is one of the most hardworking artists in central Texas, and it’s only a matter of time before he gets some serious shine. Check the David Jiang shot visuals below.
As the Houston sound continues to flourish with more and more people aiming to differentiate themselves as artists, but it’s only so many who are going to make the cut as far as getting to the next level. One artist in particular, Ca$h Fendi has been growing all this year and he plans to make his big splash with his debut project, Creme De Le Creme this winter. In process of releasing his project, Fendi unleashes the flawless visual for his single, “Shy Bitch”.
The Lil Wayne sampled record displays Fendi being surrounded by beautiful women and large masses of blunt smoke. The Northside bred product is poised to be one of Houston’s promising acts in this upcoming year, stay tuned for what he has in store. Check out his video below and stay plugged to Popped Cherry for an upcoming interview with Ca$h and his debut project dropping December 7th.