By: Seamus Fay
Pertaining to the Massachusetts music community, one of 2017’s standout events was when the SuperSmashBroz blessed us all with their compilation mixtape, Family Cookout. Featuring music from an abundance of talents from the area as well as a number of highly-anticipated collaborations, this tape showed us all just how “for the city” the brotherly DJ duo really is, as they continue to represent their city in the best light possible. Today, they revisit this family affair with a set of comprehensive visuals for one of the standout tracks from the project, “U Thought” featuring frequent collaborators and fellow dynamic duo, Polo $ummers and Gio Dee.
Produced by Lil Rich and Dreaveli, the song itself kicks off the energy on an electrifying note, giving fans ample reason to put their faith behind the Boston-born collaboration and even more reason to keep “U Thought” on repeat all summer long. The visuals put this warm-weathered, ambitious feeling on a pedestal, taking to barbershop scenery to show the fans a familiar background where $ummers and Dee can show off their signature, charismatic flows in an environment that fits the sonic background of the song. “U Thought” is the first step into what will undoubtedly be a huge summer for the SuperSmashBroz, so be sure not to sleep.
Click play on the new visuals at the link below and catch the SuperSmashBroz and Gio Dee at the Great Scott on June 6th (via Fresh Out The Mint)!
Shot by: BarhamMedia
Directed by: NomaNomz
Edited by: Curwyn Henry
By: Seamus Fay
At this point, YOUNGFACE is no stranger to our pages here at Graduation Music, and one release after another, he has built quite the rapport in Massachusetts as an incredibly promising young talent to keep an eye on. Today, we watch this advanced artistry come to fruition with the highly-anticipated accompanying visuals for “Wakeup” alongside Mike Fellow (shot and edited by J Nash). This track has been on heavy rotation since it first released a few weeks back, and deservedly so, the visuals follow this up with an emphatic display of cohesiveness and chemistry.
Also produced by the man behind this video, J Nash, the very nature of “Wakeup” is discovered within it’s ambitious, hustler-minded attitude, held in the spotlight by both YOUNGFACE and Mike Fellow’s respective verses. This mindset is brought to the forefront yet again with the scenery of the music video, watching as the two rising talents show their passion and dance to the song over money-minded lyricism that we can all relate to in some sense. That being said, “Wakeup” was an anthem before it’s visual companion, and now, it takes the status as one of the finest full releases to come out of MA this year, in my humble opinion – excelling both audibly and visually.
Watch the latest from YOUNGFACE at the link below:
By: Seamus Fay
As you may recall from back in April, WHYTRI blessed the world with quite possibly his most energetic display of personality yet in the intoxicating offering, “VOMITBWOY” produced by BeatzInMyBackpack. This track has aged quite well since it’s original release as an absolute banger to help headline the young artist’s catalog, and today, he honors it with an accompanying visual companion to enhance the listening experience and give us all a reason to revisit one of Tri’s hardest songs to date. Premiered by 2DopeBoyz and directed by Dylan Bridgewater and Jules Cleophat, this is certainly nothing to sleep on.
The video for “VOMITBWOY” finds its identity most prominently through the imagery of the abandoned building that it is set in. The sound of the track itself is chaotic and destructive as Tri’s vocals seem to rip through the swirling production, and no setting would fit this better than that of such a building. Further, we watch WHYTRI dance and eventually end up vomiting in the visuals for this one, acting as a testament to the charismatic image that he takes on as an artist – one who will rage until he absolutely can’t anymore. “VOMITBWOY” was dope as it is, but now that we have a video to go with it, I truly believe that new life has been breathed into this undeniable banger.
Click play at the link below and show some love to WHYTRI and his latest music video:
By: Seamus Fay
The best music is always the music that can paint a vivid picture in the listener’s head, capturing a certain scene or sequence of events that come to life once the listener is fully engaged in the listening experience. This very concept is one of the biggest strengths in the case of Massachusetts-based singer, TeaMarrr. Her music is illustrative to put it simply, creating worlds with her songs while capturing very specific moods and aesthetics along the way. That being said, TeaMarrr is back on our pages today to bless the world with her brand new video for the Thanks For The Chapstick standout, “The One”.
Shot by BT Livin, this cinematic display of TeaMarrr’s wide variety of talents breathes new life into the sound of her music. In the music video, we watch the singer take her own process in discovering who “the one” is, traveling through a set of disappointments and edits to her appearance in the pursuit of discovering her own partner. The music follows right behind with seamless, bellowing melodies and well-placed drums to match, and all in all, this is a standout release in regards to both audio and visuals. TeaMarrr’s artistic vision is second to none, so show her some well-deserved love on her latest offering.
Watch “The One” at the link below:
By: Shamus Hill
Recently, Jerome B and Bridge Vision collaborated on the official video for “Condos”, which was featured on Jerome B’s 2018 release, Price of Paradise. This high-tempo, in-your-face record circulates around Jerome’s dissatisfaction towards the gentrification taking place across Boston, specifically his hometown of Somerville. The video, however, rather than shining a negative light on the subject, showcases the beauty of Jerome’s city, and all of the people who have helped make Somerville the place Jerome knows and loves so well.
Utilizing visuals featuring some Somerville locals, Market Basket, and even the pouring out of some Dunkin Donuts coffee, both Jerome B and Bridge Vision did a wondrous job at encapsulating the spirit of both the younger and older generations of Somerville. Watching this video makes you feel as if you’re going to the Ville for the day to chill with Jerome B and his crew, which ultimately ends up being the strongest argument against gentrification and the “pushing out” of generations of residents. The “Condos” video helps to showcase the beauties of Somerville, while at the same time letting everyone know that the people there won’t simply be ridden of.
The pride that Jerome B has brought to the forefront in this video is stellar, and is something that we all should display with respect to where we are from. Hats off to everyone involved here, as they did an amazing job at providing above par visuals for this addictive record.
Watch the official video for “Condos” below:
By: Seamus Fay
You may have heard this song in snippets and previews via social media throughout the past few months, but today, Michael Christmas is finally here with the finished product of his long-awaited single, “Girlfriend”. This track acts as the lead single off of his forthcoming EP, and in all of its bubbling energy and alluring sounds, I can safely say that we could very well be gearing up to hear some of the Boston native’s finest work to date. That being said, let’s delve further into this song as well as its cameo-filled visual companion.
Produced by none other than Meltycanon, “Girlfriend” is the perfect collaboration at face value. Both artists’ sounds match up to a point of unrivaled chemistry, complementing one another within the song as their styles grapple onto the same channel of energy for the perfect banger. Aside from all of this, Christmas also shows us the multitalented artistry that he holds, also releasing a music video for the song which he directed and wrote himself (with direction help from Nathan Smith). The visuals include appearances from Orlando Jones, Ron Funches, Muyi and Nomz of the SuperSmashBroz, and more. And beyond all of this, as the cherry on top, Christmas just signed to Fool’s Gold Records where he will release his forthcoming EP.
So yes, the stocks are rising, the weather is getting warmer, the album is on the way, and all seems right in the world of Michael Christmas. Watch “Girlfriend” at the link below and stream the song here!
By: Seamus Fay
Don’t underestimate the power of Pistola, Mike Hector, and Xandros. With Stola on the mic, Hector on the boards, and Xandros behind the visuals, there is no way to lose in this joining of forces, with the latest music video for “Fiji” to back the claim. Premiered by No Jumper, this video is a physical testament to the unstoppable growth of Pistola and his inimitable wave, and I don’t recommend passing up on this one for any reason. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the greatness of the man who may very well be the next star out of Boston.
At its core, these visuals uncover the hypnotic powers of coloring when it comes to illustrating the feeling that a song yields. We see cinematic scenes of Stola and his crew in a number of different backgrounds, all of which use vibrant colors and effects to emphasize their superpower capabilities as a whole. This may take precedence when writing about the release of the music video and not the song itself, but beyond the visual offering, we need to take a moment of appreciation for the song itself. “Fiji” is one of many anthems in Pistola’s deep catalog, and personally, one of my favorites.
That being said, Pistola’s latest visuals at the link below: