Ty Dolla Sign, Skepta, Freddie Gibbs and More: Videos This Week
New hip-hop videos are abound and this is yet another strong week for them. There are a lot this time around, so we'll corral them into one spot. A few quick scrolls and you're officially the "always up on music" person in your group chat. Who doesn't want that title? Check out the roundup below.
Ty Dolla Sign's new J. Cole-assisted single, "Purple Emoji," got the video treatment this week. The visual features scenes of couples of all types, expressing their love for one another, which fits perfectly with the song's themes of endless love and appreciating your significant other. The parts of the video that feature Cole and Ty are solo shots, adding to the visual flair.
Skepta's always been creative, from his actual music to how he presents himself. In his new video for "Bullet From a Gun," he sits on a train bench in London as the world continues to turn around him, with various patrons sitting next to him and going about their lives. Skep never takes notice of them; it's almost like he's invisible. Interestingly enough, he has a stroller next to him for the duration of the video, then rolls it away at the end, a nod to his new child.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are quite a dynamic duo; their highly-anticipated collab album Bandana drops on June 28 and their first official video for it is here. The single is "Crime Pays," where Freddie raps about a myriad of ways to get money, of course, while showing off the lyrical ability that's earned him so much respect throughout his career. The video is crazy, with Freddie running a farm and bossing around his employees. His sense of humor shines through this one, in addition to the song being excellent.