J Wavy – “New Me” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Boston’s J Wavy makes his debut onto the Graduation Music site today with the official music video for his highly-addictive single, “New Me”.

The audio for this release dropped a little more than three months ago, however “New Me” has managed to endure the test of time as J Wavy’s delectable, harmonically-rich style of delivery puts the listener into a trance time and time again. It isn’t often that we’re blessed with music that checks off all boxes, but this is exactly where we find ourselves today. Equipped with both intoxicating melodies and lyrical prowess — J Wavy’s skillset is of an extremely high level, and at the young age of 16, it appears as if he’s only just getting started.

Once again, Tanj comes through to provide an incredible visual that takes the song to entirely new heights. If you’ve been paying attention to any of his video work in 2019, you’ll notice two parallels: the first being that he’s one of the most talented videographers coming out of Massachusetts, and the second being that he’s quickly become one of the biggest talent-hunters within the Bay State. With each new project he works on, a brand new artist is put onto our radar, and there aren’t many individuals out here who possess the same effect.

J Wavy is only the latest artist from Massachusetts to construct a formidable sound, so be sure to be on the lookout for what he has coming next.

Watch the official music video for J Wavy’s “New Me” below:

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iLL Addicts – “YSL” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

The iLL Addicts have made a name for themselves through their boisterous energy, unparalleled chemistry, and undeniably fun music — with all of this being perfectly articulated in their brand new music video for “YSL”.

The single debuted towards the end of March this year, and since has been making rounds throughout the internet racking up nearly 100K plays up through this point in time. Each member of the group possesses a strikingly unique personality, however when combined together they unite to produce a force of positive energy that will legitimately put a smile on your face. If you’ve ever been blessed with the opportunity to see them perform live, you’ll know how accurate this statement truly is. Listening to each of their releases can be categorized as more of an experience than simply a listen, and it’s for this reason that I’m sure the iLL Addicts have a bright future ahead. With each passing year their talents have grown exponentially, so be sure to keep them on your radar as they aren’t showing any signs of slowing down their pace.

Watch the official music video for “YSL” below:

CLICK HERE TO STREAM “YSL”

Dun Dealy x BoriRock – “24” (Prod. Chasey Peralta) [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

One of the best combinations that the city of Boston has to offer is Dun Dealy and BoriRock who consistently deliver powerful anecdotes related to street life within some of the city’s core neighborhoods.

The pair made their debut onto the Graduation Music site earlier this year with the official music video for “La Vida”, and are back today with an equally as impressive visual for “24”. Utilizing some captivating production at the hands of Chasey Peralta, both Dun Dealy and BoriRock execute their verses with severe precision, making this track some of the best work that they’ve put out up through this point in their careers. They both possess the ability to paint the scenery surrounding their raps with true precision and authenticity, which in turn has made me an incredibly big fan of their music. Be on the lookout for what they’ve got next to come, as 2019 has proven to be one of their most successful years yet.

Watch the official music video for “24” below:

Directed by @GilVideos

Connis – “Kiss The Moon” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Building off of the success of his recent debut album, Connis returns with the official music video for “Kiss The Moon”.

Personally speaking, the release of “Kiss The Moon” more than 10 months ago marked a stark transition within Connis’ musical career. He had been consistently releasing a steady stream of potent music, however this track was the first of many that helped produce the wondrous aura that currently surrounds the Cambridge artist. His ability to intertwine his life experience within masterful sonic structures is unparalleled in not only the state of Massachusetts, but across the world. It’s only fitting that the reception of Conn(is) was as big as it was, especially being that he’s continuously been one of the most hardworking individuals with respect to propelling Massachusetts’ music scene to newer heights.

This Simon Morrison directed visual does a phenomenal job at making this already successful track even more meaningful. Equipped with scenes throughout the Cambridge and Boston area, Connis plays the role of what many of us are — a young adult from Massachusetts that’s enduring the trials and tribulations of life whilst aspiring to be something great. While a lot of his music stems from his own personal experiences, Connis ultimately speaks on behalf of a lot of people who’ve been through some of the similar circumstances that he’s faced. I for one can say that I’ve found a certain level of solace through Connis’ discography, and for that reason he will always be an artist that I both respect and admire.

Watch the official music video for “Kiss The Moon” below:

Directed by Simon Morrison (@spaceysim)

Shot by Caleb Weiss (@calebkebob)

Edited by Caleb Weiss, Simon Morrison & Connor Donovan

KyE Nathaniel ft. Cyrus Brxxs – “No Love” (Prod. Kato On The Track) [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

New Bedford’s KyE Nathaniel taps in Cyrus Brxxks and Kato On The Track for “No Love” — an accomplished offering that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entirety of its duration.

From start to finish, “No Love” is a rollercoaster journey that’s full of compelling, playful, and braggadocios lines that lock the listener in a trance. Equipped with references to the Iliad & The Odyssey, WWE, and everything in between — this track truly possesses something for everyone. Both KyE Nathaniel and Cyrus Brxxs don’t waste a single breath, with each of their verses being crafted in an extremely articulate fashion. The high-level of chemistry between this pair of rappers is most definitely apparent on this release, so hopefully they’ll be joining forces once again in the future.

Nate Taber truly excelled at constructing the music video for “No Love”. He successfully inserted an additional layer of lovability and potency to this track through the use of his visual skillset, with this certainly being KyE Nathaniel’s best music video to date. This release is yet another excellent release to come out of New Bedford over the course of 2019, so be sure to turn your eyes toward this city as they aren’t showing even the slightest sign of slowing their pace.

Watch the official music video for “No Love” below:

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Maka – “Live In Boston” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Returning to the Graduation Music site today with the release of his first music video is Cambridge’s Maka.

“Live In Boston” served as Maka’s debut rap release which hit the streets more than a year ago. Circulating around the monetary motivation that pushes both Maka and his peers, this track is living proof of just how much of a multi-faceted artist he is. Known for his watery, unpredictable flows that take over the mindset of the listener, “Live In Boston” is a wondrous combination of Maka’s usual style and rapping capabilities. Be on the lookout for what he has next to come.

Watch the official music video for “Live In Boston” at the link below:

Shot/Directed by Henry McGowan (Pinkslip Films)

Edited by Imani Pina

Produced by Maka

Donald Grunge – “Cowboy Talk” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Graduation Music’s favorite cowboy, Donald Grunge, recruited the talents of John Rawl to assist in bringing his first music video to life.

“Cowboy Talk” served as the intro to Donald Grunge’s debut project, Cowboy Talk, and since its release towards the end of 2018 its remained undeniably formidable. Every single component of it has endured the test of time, with it being arguably the best project to come out of Massachusetts since Cousin Stizz’s Suffolk County. Whatever your opinion may be, one thing persists, and it’s that Donald Grunge refuses to fly under anyone’s radar. Seemingly everyday now he reveals a new snippet of a track that somehow sounds better than the last, and he continuously teases at collaboration projects with some of the Bay State’s finest artists. To say that his 2019 is going to be a successful one would be a vast understatement. We’re tremendously excited to see what he has to offer as the year continues.

Watch the official music video for “Cowboy Talk” below: