Fresh Selects, the popular Portland based blog, has recently evolved into a record label. Selects officially released their debut project, breatharian, an extraordinary concept beat tape from Mndsgn, back in mid November. Today, the talented producer released his first music video from the project, mixing the soft, floating piano keys from “Hiking” into the lively, bouncy “Fif Dim.” The audible combination is drizzled over beautifully crafted shots from Directors Adam Garcia and Fresh Selects founder, Kenny Fresh. Take a look.
Sir Duke Algebra hops in front of the camera for his latest video, “Don’t Get $hook.” Directed by Christian Adkin, the video features the Indianapolis MC in his signature glasses and a camo jacket, weaving bars over Mobb Deep’s classic instrumental for “Shook Ones.” Be on the lookout for Duke’s upcoming project, Dear U$A.
In combination with the release of their reggae inspired album, Smif N Wessun drop visuals for the Beatnick & K-Salaam produced title track, “Born and Raised.” The video features artist Jr. Kelly and was shot in both Kingston, Jamaica and Brooklyn, NY. You can download Born and Raised from Duck Down Records or on iTunes.
Take a stroll through Logan Square with Chicago native Chris Crack in his latest visuals for “White Van Music.” The single features classic production from TMTHY TRTL sampling Wu-Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M.” and a style of rapping Crack has coined “freeswagging,” in which he raps unstructured with no hooks, no bridge, just purely poetic lyricism. Take a look and prep yourself for Crackaveli’s upcoming release, Trill Withers.
97 Yacht Club’s own Riq and Weche link up in the city for visuals to the single, “In The Shade.” Produced by Weight, the 90′s tinged production and more can be found on Riq’s latest project, Life + Times. Check out more from the D.C. native later this month.
Skanks, Gstats, and P General of the Bankai Fam drop their latest visuals for the single, “Move On.” The New York products featured this Azaia produced track on their latest project, On My Side. Take a look and download the EP here.
$pencer $ims releases his latest single, “Kaleidoscope.” The coming of age story is soundscaped by Kez The Dude and will be featured on $ims upcoming project, The $ims. The mixtape is in the final stages and should be available soon.