Tony Bodega – “Roll$ Out” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Roxbury’s Tony Bodega is making his presence known in 2020, as he recently dropped the official music video for his hypnotic single, “Roll$ Out”.

Off of his 2019 project, Drgz & Wifi, “Roll$ Out” is most definitely a standout within Tony Bodega’s musical catalog. Equipped with a smooth, almost whispery delivery that helps put an emphasis on his clever lyricism, this track is extremely well-executed from every angle. Jakob Bauwens did a tremendous job with his visual work here, as this music video rests as one of the best thus far this year.

Watch the official music video for “Roll$ Out” at the link below:

Produced by YngDadHat

Video by Jakob Soto-Bauwens

Lance Jackson – “Museum” (Prod. Ricky Felix) [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Randolph’s Lance Jackson has been on fire as of late — with his string of stellar releases only being furthered as he slides on some Ricky Felix production for his latest track, “Museum”.

The feeling that’s derived from this song is comparable to suddenly having a 70 degree day in the midst of January. Just when you need that warmth and positivity more than ever, Lance swoops in to deliver some heat. From both a sonic and lyrical standpoint, Lance Jackson manages to fill his listeners’ ears with a heartwarming reminder that we all have purpose and should be striving toward greatness:

“Life’s hard of course, I can’t argue that,

I find peace knowing this a process, I thank God for that”

Lance Jackson – “Museum”

Helping to take this release to an even further height is videographer, Colin Pagnoni, who’s proven to be one of the most capable in his craft throughout Massachusetts. His work continuously showcases the talent prevalent within the Bay State, and this theme remains relevant on “Museum”.

Watch the official music video for “Museum” at the link below:

CLICK HERE TO STREAM “MUSEUM”

Righteous Justen – “Who Got Next?” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Making his debut onto the Graduation Music site today is Springfield native, Righteous Justen, who last month dropped off the official music video for his elegantly crafted single, “Who Got Next?”.

Featuring an exceptional freestyle to start things off, this nearly two minute long visual does not waste a second in terms of providing listeners with some captivating raps. Righteous Justen possesses this natural ability to flow with exceptional ease — and this is what “Who Got Next?” is essentially at its core. He’s fully equipped to go toe-to-toe with any rapper who dares to question his capabilities, and isn’t prepared to shy away from sharing his craft with the world. With the sheer amount of talent put on display through this release, I’m certain that Righteous Justen is only going to continue to turn some heads as 2020 marches forward.

Watch the official music video for “Who Got Next?” at the link below:

$ean Wire – “Pull Up” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Fresh off of a groundbreaking 2019 that ultimately resulted in an R&B Artist of the Year Award (Boston Music Awards), the ever-so-talented $ean Wire is prepared to unveil his most notable body of work yet, Internal Dialect, tonight at midnight.

“Pull Up” served as the second single to debut from the album, and was accompanied by an extremely well thought out visual — the first that $ean Wire has released up through this point in his career. Both the song and the Creek-directed video do a superb job at capturing the pure essence of who $ean Wire is as an individual, and it appears as if he’s only growing more comfortable with respect to opening up to his listeners about his personal life experience. Living proof of the fact that authenticity and originality will always prevail, $ean Wire is assuredly the next talented artist to blow out of Massachusetts.

Simply put, it’s ridiculously difficult to find an artist of $ean Wire’s caliber, and tonight he’s going to prove exactly why this sentiment rings true.

If you haven’t yet, watch the official music video for $ean Wire’s “Pull Up” below:

CLICK HERE TO STREAM “PULL UP” VIA SPOTIFY

Garrett Merk – “AWOL” (Prod. by Shag) [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

While we may presently find ourselves within the dark, gloomy depths of a freezing cold December, Garrett Merk is here today to deliver us some uplifting energy as he recently dropped the official music video for his new single, “AWOL”.

Directed by Frace Media, this visual features scenes throughout Brockton as Garrett reminisces on both the city and people that have assisted in molding him into the individual that he currently is. Anyone who’s followed Graduation Music over the course of the last few years will undoubtedly recognize Garrett’s name, as he’s consistently released music of a ridiculously high caliber. He manages to infuse each component of his discography with an infectious aurora that is distinctly unique to him, and it’s because of this that Garrett’s fanbase has grown at the rate it has. He’s gearing up for the release of his debut album in approximately a month, and if “AWOL” is any sign of what this project is going to be sounding like, then it may ultimately be one of the best to come out of the state of Massachusetts in several years. If you’ve yet to explore Garrett’s discography up through this point, then there’s no better time to do so than right now.

Watch the official music video for “AWOL” below:

CLICK HERE TO STREAM “AWOL”

Saint Lyor – “Gossip” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Van Buren Records continues their groundbreaking 2019 as Saint Lyor unleashes the official music video for his anthemic single, “Gossip”.

Setting the scene at Brockton High School and various other spots throughout the City of Champions, Saint Lyor’s debut music video wonderfully portrays the communal bond prevalent within this well-accomplished group of artists. Brockton is truly a special place with amazing people, and while the city’s reputation is often misconstrued by outsiders — Saint Lyor and company are here to provide these outsiders with a glimpse of the resilient nature that is instilled within the people from this city.

“No I’m not from Boston! ET I’m from Brockton!!” echoes Saint Lyor as he stands in front of Brockton High School, and it’s at this moment where all of the sentiments I mentioned above come full circle. While this proud, boisterous release may be considered to be centered around Saint Lyor himself, it largely speaks for Van Buren Records and the city of Brockton as a whole — making this video one of the most well-executed that I’ve seen in quite some time.

Helping bring this music video to life was Daymian Mejia and Anthony Picanzi who respectively shot and edited the visual.

Watch the official music video for “Gossip” at the link below:

CLICK HERE TO STREAM “GOSSIP”

BoriRock x CAEV – “Out My Business” (Official Music Video)

By: Shamus Hill

The combination of BoriRock and CAEV proves to be formidable as the pair recruit Henry McGowan to bring the official music video for “Out My Business” to life.

Not only do the both of these artists hail from Boston, but they’ve constructed highly-unique discographies that are entirely based in authenticity. BoriRock has been featured on the Graduation Music site a handful of times this year, and as each new song is released he exhibits tremendous growth in terms of his artistry. CAEV has been a relevant name within the Boston music scene for quite some time now, with 2019 being one of his most prominent years to date. He was actually responsible for putting me onto BoriRock in the first place, so I was extremely happy to see that they had collaborated on this release.

While I had always enjoyed both artists’ music separately, the duo prove to be even better when rapping side-by-side. “Out My Business” is one of the Graduation Music staff’s favorite releases up through this point in the year, so if you haven’t, be sure to give this video your undivided attention.

Watch the official music video for “Out My Business” below: