The transformative ability of BT Livin to translate wonderful music into exceptional visuals has been put on display yet again, this time with Connis and babygoat for “Introvert”. Arguably one of the most potent releases out of the Cambridge-native this year, “Introvert” is a testament to the fact that Connis is staying true to himself as he pursues his dreams.
One of Connis’ standout attributes is how he’s able to construct bars full of meaning that are incredibly fun to listen to. With lines like “I don’t be chasing with soda boy, I just been chasing this dream my whole life”, and “Everybody got the drip now, I’m just rapping till’ the pipe burst”, it becomes overwhelmingly evident that Connis is willing to go against the grain in order to see his goals through. His primary focus is developing within himself rather than following the opinion of the masses, and with that being said, “Introvert” is a shining example of how he’s making strides towards completing this mission.
Big shoutout to babygoat for coming through with frosty production that allows Connis to really exhibit why his artistry is not to be messed with. “I didn’t hear that babygoat tag in the intro first, BABYGOAT, oh there it is, that’s my shit forreal” echoes Connis at the beginning of the track, showcasing how highly the Cambridge-artist thinks of the young producer. Anytime his name is attached to a song, it instantaneously becomes a “must listen”, and as he continues to work with more and more talented individuals, his skill set has only continued to successfully develop. Living proof the fact that Boston possesses both talented rappers AND producers, the future of the music scene in our city is looking brighter than ever.
Watch the official video for the Connis’ “Introvert” below:
A few months back, scrolling through the endless pages of SoundCloud, I got hip to a rising talent by the name of LilDeathStar by way of a hypnotic song called “Sad Nights”. Best identifiable by its brutally honest account of depression, this song immediately struck my ears as something incredibly unique, and ever since, we’ve been covering all of DeathStar’s new releases here on Graduation Music. Today, we’re here to welcome him back to our pages with the release of a brand new video for “Sad Nights” — a full circle moment as he revisits the very song that made me a fan of his.
Directed by Xandros, this set of visuals finds our hero illustrating his music with ominous imagery and an eye fully pointed toward explaining his inner pains. Deathstar’s lyrics are painfully vivid, and matching this are mesmerizing effects that give the video an otherworldly feel, perfectly complementary to the song. That said, the combination of abstract visual representation meshes with stellar production from KloudBeats, and the result is a must-watch video for all of our readers out there.
LilDeathStar is back and better than ever, so be sure to watch his latest video for “Sad Nights” at the link provided below!
Known to do some serious damage whenever they join forces, the duo of mikefellow and YOUNGFACE is one that can never be underrated. The chemistry between the two artists is second to none in terms of how they’re able to feed off of one another’s energy, and today, this is apparent as ever in the new music video for one of their recent collaborations, “En Route“. Considering the fast-paced nature of the song, this rapidly-changing, diverse set of scenery is the perfect visual complement, so let’s delve into a bit further.
Directed by @TheChadMow, the “En Route” music video is a moment for mikefellow and YOUNGFACE to show off the energy they’re able to garner outside of the studio. It’s an enticing sight to see fans both new and old alike, and further so, it provides visual context into the process of how a song like “En Route” comes together. That said, we’ve heard these two rising talents alongside one another numerous times in the past, but with their latest, they prove to be on a promising path of growth.
Watch “En Route” at the link below and keep an eye out for mikefellow and YOUNGFACE in the future!
Kye Bills is a name that we’ve covered once or twice here on Graduation Music in the past, and whenever he comes out with new releases, it’s always an occasion to turn your head and see what the Dorchester native has been up to. As an artist, he’s shown consistent growth in his skillful lyricism and unrivaled storytelling abilities, and today, this is put on full display yet again with Bills’ latest release: “Shotty Pippen” featuring Chink Blessico. Detailing the trials and tribulations of street life, this song is as illustrative as it gets, bringing listeners directly into a day in Bills’ shoes.
That said, addictive in its hazy instrumental and brutally honest, clever charisma, this track is one of Kye Bills’ finest to date. The lethal pairing of Bills and Blessico showcases a sense of seamless chemistry with the way their verses roll into one another, and naturally so, “Shotty Pippen” comes out as a smooth release that never overstays its welcome. Bar after bar, this one is quite dense, so take some time with it, enjoy the slow-burning production, and keep an eye on Kye Bills and Chink Blessico in the future — these two have something special on their hands.
Watch the black and white visuals for “Shotty Pippen” at the link below:
Dir. @FNSFilms Shot By @ThisisBJames Produced By Homage
From his early days in Fields Corner to now, Cousin Stizz is the kind of artist who will never lose his soul, regardless of how far he makes it. The Boston-bred talent is as true to both himself and his city as can be, and today, he’s here to show this with a brand new video for the success-minded song, “Did It”. Appearing on one of Stizz’s two recent, 3-track EPs, All Adds Up, this video arrives at just the right time to follow up the visual accompaniment for “Made” — yet another instance of the budding star bringing it back home to show the world his city.
With this, only adding fuel to the fire, the “Did It” video the internet just weeks after two of Stizz’s biggest cosigns to date: the first, a spot as the voice of the exciting 2018-19 Celtics and the second, a spot as the soundtrack to one of Tom Brady’s Instagram videos. Boston’s own really did it. And even better, he did it on his own terms, following his own rules. Stizz is a hometown hero for Boston and “Did It” is his theme song. I can’t wait to hear this song playing in the Red Sox locker room after game 4.
Watch the new music video for “Did It” at the link provided below:
A few weeks back, Cam Meeks blessed our pages with a brand new 4-track EP, Yellow. Short in length yet massive in presence, this project helped to provide the perfect soundtrack for the transition into fall, looking towards Meekins’ signature, easygoing sound to fully illustrate the ways in which the LA-by-way-of-Boston native has been living as of late. That said, while Cam Meekins is making some of the best music of his career at the moment, it only makes sense that he blesses us with some accompanying visuals. Right on time, the budding talent is here today to unveil a music video for the final cut on Yellow, “Fadeaway”.
Taking to the barren yet gorgeous imagery of the desert for this one, the latest release from Meekins finds him fully ingrained in the addictive melodies of the song. The way that the visuals so perfectly match the sonic direction of “Fadeaway” show a keen eye for detail, and further so, it reminds fans that Meekins is shooting for an incredibly high bar of quality and will accept no less. As if Yellow wasn’t already good enough, this video should tell you why you need to be a fan of the MA-bred artist, so be sure not to sleep.
Sit back and click play on “Fadeaway” at the link provided below
Directed and shot by @zelthegoat Edited by @curwynhenry Song produced by Kyle Beats
If you’ve been following Graduation Music for some time now, it goes without saying that you’re hip to one of the city’s youngest yet brightest stars, Mizzie CA$H. This buzzing name has been on fire over the past year or so with numerous standout releases, and by way of head-spinning flows and brutally honest lyricism, he has to be one of the realest artists out there right now. Today, Mizzie shows us why all signs are pointing to the top with a brand new release entitled “PSA Freestyle”.
And if we’re considering this one a PSA, then it should communicate to fans that Mizzie CA$H isn’t slowing down for anyone — and more than anything, he’s not rapping for fame, but he’s rapping out of truth. Mizzie’s rhymes are rapid-paced while his precision is unmatched, exhibiting a level of lyrical acrobatics that few rappers are truly capable of these days. The accompanying visuals perfectly fit the charismatic tone of the song, as scenes of Mizzie and his team grace the screen over a hard-nosed beat that’s sure to get stuck in your head all day long. “PSA Freestyle” is a declaration toward success for Mizzie CA$H, so show some love and check it out below!