Wiz Khalifa, Sheck Wes, Trouble and More: Videos This Week
No matter the time of year, rest assured that new hip-hop videos are on the way. It all makes sense, considering there is a ton of music out there and it's easier to access than ever. What better way to get in front of your fans than upload a video of yourself doing your latest song, hopefully leading to the next big hit, right? Catch this week's visual offerings below.
Wiz Khalifa has had a long, storied career while also being known as one of the coolest personalities in rap. His new video for the Rolling Papers 2 cut "Late Night Messages" puts Wiz on display with hilarious results. In the visual, the Pittsburgh rapper is the star of an old school series of infomercials, selling everything from exercise videos to juice-making tutorials. He's also a soul singer. Yes, there's a lot going on here.
Sheck Wes quickly surged from underground NYC talent to a Billboard chart-climbing act. In the video for his Mudboy track "Wanted," Sheck and his crew run wild across New York, all shot in black and white. Between footage of live performances of the song and multiple scenes on the same streets the song references, this is a good one from a rising talent.
Trouble's been in the game for years, with his career starting to really trend upward over the last few years. The release of his excellent album, Edgewood, earlier this year pushed him along further and last week's re-release of it brings a remix that's picking up. Trouble's new video is for "Kesha Dem (Remix)," which features Offset. The video is entertaining and both of their verses are strong. Offset is a great addition to an already solid track.