Home » Archive

Articles in the Video Category

Video »

[12 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Working up to next week’s release of his new mixtape, Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright has just dropped the video for “The Flavor”.  The song features Funk Volume labelmate SwizZz and production by 6ix.  The video, directed by Armen Soudjian, shows Dizzy and SwizZz delivering their rhymes straight into the camera to give that up-close-and-personal feeling.  Dizzy’s highly-anticipated new mixtape The Golden Age will be released on August 19th exclusively through HotNewHipHop.
Starting September 7th in San Diego, CA, Dizzy headlines The Golden Age Tour featuring New York rapper Emilio Rojas.  The tour will hit stops all over the U.S. including several gigs as part of Rock The Bells 2013 before closing the tour …

Video »

[6 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Eternia returns after a two year ‘hiatus’ with an epic verse. Unloading a hailstorm of questions pointed at herself, God, her family, her friends, and her very purpose, ‘Final Offering‘ tackles the lows of life, a topic most people avoid with repression and distractions. Eternia dives in, unafraid to reveal her insecurities and self doubt while challenging the very tenets of faith and foundation of family that she was raised on. She is joined by pHoenix Pagliacci, a burgeoning triple-threat in the Canadian music scene, who soars on this track with a …

Video »

[2 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Full |REBEL| Jacket, the Phoenix-based duo of rapper/producer/videographer duo G and Q, hailing from Dallas and Anchorage, respectively, have, over the past year, solidified themselves as group firmly planted in the rich traditions of Country Rap Tunes, while at the same time showing off a diversity in sound that sets that them apart from the pack. Today, with their latest video, the duo continues to prove that diversity.
The video is for the track “American Tragedy N 68,” an instrumental track – and while most wouldn’t take the time to shoot a visual for an instrumental …

Video »

[1 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Over the past two years, Funk Volume has firmly asserted itself as one of the most dominate forces in independent hip-hop. The label has amassed nearly 200 million YouTube views; Hopsin and Dizzy Wright earned back-to-back slots (2012 and 2013, respectively) on XXL’s coveted Freshmen cover; the label’s newest signee, Jarren Benton, recently released his label debut, My Grandmas Basement, debuting at #4 on iTune’s Hip-Hop Charts and a #4 slot on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart to match.
As each of these artists, and the label, co-founded by Hopsin and FV CEO Dame Ritter, has earned greater acclaim, one of the longest …

Video »

[31 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Last week, Roach Gigz released his new mixtape, Roachy Balboa III. The tape, premiered by The FADER, has earned strong early feedback, and with momentum growing, Roach is back today, on the heels of having RBIII selected as Stereogum’s Mixtape Of The Week, with the latest in what will be a string of new videos from RBIII, this one for a party track dedicated to the rapper’s beverage of choice: beer.  “Crack A 40″ features a verse from Kool John, a member of the HBK Gang that includes rapper Iamsu! and producer P-Lo, both of whom are also featured on Roach’s mixtape.
The track, which is produced by Trev Case, also …

Video »

[29 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fresh off his tour through Australia, Funk Volume rapper Dizzy Wright has released the latest single and video from his upcoming mixtape The Golden Age, entitled “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop,” which was produced by Will Power aka SupaHotBeats . Directed by George J. for Geeezy Productions, the visual offers a glimpse into the world of the rising hip-hop star, capturing both the simple pleasures of a trip to the barbershop and chilling with friends over pizza along with Dizzy’s captivating flair interacting one-on-one with the camera, and also teases more to come as he embarks on his next chapter. Showing the same engaging personality he’s …

Video »

[24 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fresh off the release of the deluxe remastered edition of his mixtape KILT 2, rapper and producerIamsu! will be headlining the 23-city HBK Forever Tour, presented by Pink Dolphin.  Also, HBK will release their debut mixtape, entitled Gang Forever, right before the tour kicks off via LiveMixtapes on August 12th. In celebration of the news, Su! and his HBK compadres have released a new video which follows the underwater antics of the crew in the pool at a backyard BBQ laying down verses over Wiz Khalifa‘s “STU” instrumental, which The Invasion produced for Wiz’sCabin Fever 2 mixtape. The track will not be on Gang Forever, which will have all original music.
Heart Break Gang is a bevy of talented individuals …

Video »

[23 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Funk Volume rapper Jarren Benton is known for both eye-catching visuals and lyrical content that run the gamut from comical to shocking, and the new video for “Life In The Jungle,” the latest single off his impressive debut album My Grandmas Basement, continues to prove why he has become one of hip-hop’s hottest rising stars. HotNewHipHop produced and premiered the visual, which was directed by Armen Soudjian, who drew inspiration from a variety of sources, but none more than Jarren himself. “The second I heard the song, it was Jarren’s speed/lyricism along with the beat that made me visualize a dark, yet fun …

Video »

[23 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

The new video “Let’s Build” from Chicago artist F.Stokes may have been shot on the streets of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, but Stokes says the track was actually “made in 1985 or ’86 in a welfare office on the Southside of Chicago.  This piece is derived from the cold, empty, hopeless emotions I felt when I saw my mother filling out the paper work as me and my sister waited.” Regardless of the moment when it began to come together, the visuals fully feature the legendary Brooklyn neighborhood, which was the setting for Spike Lee‘s classic Do …

Video »

[18 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Philly’s own Japhia Life delivers a brash grind-house style video for the menacing street single “Cloud” produced by J!Rodgers off of his critically acclaimed Westside Pharmacy album. The video is directed by Quentin Filipino (Eye Witness Media) & co-directed by Japhia. NoMalice of the rap duo Clipse (Re-Up Gang) makes an appearance solidifying Japhia as carrying on the legacy and tradition of lyric driven street hip-hop. It is a visual breath of fresh air and gives a sure glimpse of what we can expect in the future from the emcee …

New Releases, Video »

[18 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Since beginning his “Ill Mind Of Hopsin” video series 4 years ago, Funk Volume Records co-founder Hopsin has already racked up nearly 120 million views to his YouTube channel, in addition to seeing his label thrust into the spotlight with the recent explosive success of artists Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton. Today he released the latest installment, “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6,” in which he details the experience of losing a childhood friend to drug addiction. The track will be featured on his highly anticipated upcoming album Knock Madness, which will be released on November 26. Known for explicitly detailing his struggle toward success …

Announcements, Video »

[18 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Although The Public Interest album date has not yet been revealed, today we bring you the album artwork designed by Soul Acadamy’s Callan Grecia.

Artwork Explained
The image of the president embodies the theme of the album. He’s autonomous with the public interest and being its custodian (keeping it, keeping the public’s interest). The title is also a factor here, because, even though it is Black Moss’s personal experiences, ‘public interest’ insinuates a more universal viewpoint, rather than an individualistic take on the views expressed. Although the image of the president may …

Video »

[12 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

G and Q, together known as the Dallas-meets-Phoenix rap duo Full | REBEL | Jacket, premiered their self-directed video for their new track “27th” today on AllHipHop.  The song itself, which according to Q is “inspired by the mind state of individuals who have bills coming on the 1st but are short on the ’27th’”, is an abrasive and energetic track.  To see the duo sporting classy, button-up shirts in an elegant restaurant setting is a somewhat unexpected visual to pair with the aggressive song, but Full | REBEL | Jacket pull it off …

Video »

[12 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Oakland, California rap collective Hieroglyphics premiered the second visual off of their soon-to-be-released album The Kitchen today on Rolling Stone.  The video for“It’s Partly Me”, a comical clip about doomed relationships, shows the group as characters from the 1970s.  Hiero member Pep Love explains that the latest visual “is like a throwback concept to blaxploitation movies from the ’70s…it’s a funny video.”
The group’s new album is their first studio album since 2003’s Full Circle.  Sacramento DJs/producers The Sleeprockers worked on all 17 tracks of The Kitchen, which drops on July 16th.
Check out the video premiere here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/hieroglyphics-get-introspective-on-its-partly-me-premiere-20130712

Video »

[11 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Today, The FADER premieres the video for “Where You Been?,” the first official single from A.Dd+‘s forthcoming album, DiveHiFlyLo. The album will be out later this year, and will serve as a culmination to all of the recent successes and accolades that the Dallas duo of Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun have been stacking up in the two years since the release of their breakout album When Pigs Fly, a project that earned praise from Pitchfork, found A.Dd+ on the cover of local alternative weekly the Dallas Observer, and ultimately put them on Red Bull-sponsored tours.
Given those successes, and all that the duo plans …