Kingfrom98 – “Brothers” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Boston’s Kingfrom98 returns with the official audio/visual for his new track titled “Brothers”. Responsible for directing, shooting, and editing the video is Tanj, who once again produces a stunning piece of work.

This is Kingfrom98’s first release of 2019, and it’s looking as if he’s only going to be building atop the successes he’s had throughout his last year. “Brothers” circulates around those in Kingfrom98’s life that have continuously been by his side. Their presence hasn’t gone unnoticed, and this track serves as almost an ode in their honor. In addition to the thoughtful concept behind this track, Kingfrom98 makes use of a melodic sound that’s different from what his usual listeners would expect to hear. While different, the end result remains the same — a wonderfully-made track. Kingfrom98’s work ethic and support system are doing wonders for the young artist, with this release being one of his best yet.

Watch the official video for “Brothers” below:

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Yung Lano – “Cat in the Hat” (Official Music Video)

By: Shamus Hill

Yung Lano returns to the Graduation Music site today with the release of the official video for “Cat In The Hat”. This Stoop Kid-produced track was featured on his 2017 project titled Revenue, which was hosted by none other than Boston’s SuperSmashBroz.

The video is pieced-together wonderfully, helping to bring a truly refreshing feeling to this release. Yung Lano hails from Hyde Park, and his consistently on-point, well-calculated delivery is something that’ll surely assist him in gaining notoriety throughout the blossoming Boston music scene. Make sure to keep Yung Lano on your radar in 2019.

Watch the visuals for Yung Lano’s “Cat In The Hat” below:

DomOfTheYear – “HIGH”

By: Shamus Hill

About a month ago, DomOfTheYear released a revitalizing visual for “HIGH”, a relaxed track that puts his artistry on full display.

Sonically speaking, “HIGH” is unflawed. DomOfTheYear powerfully grips the laid-back instrumental as he offers a variety of flows that are continuously on-point. He makes use of vibrant imagery in his lyricism, with this song quite literally being an adventure from start to finish.

Equipped with glamorous scenes throughout Boston, DomOfTheYear and Zachary Lanoue do a wonderful job at capturing the feeling relayed by “HIGH”, whilst showcasing the pride that Dom possesses for where he’s from. Additionally, the video features a live graffiti piece by Techni, truly showcasing the layered art scene that’s prevalent within the Boston area. An overall well-rounded release, DomOfTheYear is gearing up to make some noise this year.

Watch the video for DomOfTheYear’s “HIGH” below:

soap.wav – “Top Down” [Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Gracing the Graduation Music site again today is soap.wav, this time with both the audio and visuals for a brand-new release titled “Top Down”. Tapping in BT Livin to help bring his vision to life, soap.wav wants listeners to understand that he’s coming with a furious energy in 2019. Perhaps his most potent track to date, “Top Down” helps add an additional layer atop soap.wav’s artistry.

Chris Tophr is the man responsible for the production on “Top Down”, giving this track a really hypnotic, yet buoyant sound that soap.wav floats over. Possessing a long-list of songs that achieve a variety of heights, “Top Down” unleashes an entirely new layer of soap.wav that his listeners haven’t been exposed to before. The Cambridge-native is yet another example of just how talented the city is, and is looking to build upon his strengths even more as the year continues.

Watch the video for “Top Down” below:

Jerome B – “Rain//Lluvia” [Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Hailing from Somerville, Massachusetts, Jerome B returns to the Graduation Music site today, this time with the visuals for his brilliant song titled “Rain//Lluvia”. As its name suggests, the first half of the track is in English, while the second half is in Spanish. Doing a wondrous job at showcasing the two sides of Jerome that make him whole, the video for “Rain//Lluvia” is a well put-together piece of work that somehow finds a way to add depth to an already thoughtful song.

The English portion of this track features shots of Jerome B around his hometown, Somerville, and as many of his other videos suggest, Jerome takes extreme pride in where he’s from. He’s one of the more capable rappers in the entire state, and his ability to decompose deep thought in order to create highly-playable, layered music isn’t something that should go unnoticed.

As the song transitions into the Spanish portion, the video switches locations from Somerville to La Habana, Cuba. Being of Cuban heritage, the trip to his homeland was one of utmost importance to Jerome B, so having clips of it included in this video help to make it incredibly meaningful. Darren Yicong Deng and the staff over at Bridge Vision really do a well-rounded job at offering a glimpse of Cuban life, whilst injecting personal meaning into this visual. If you’re unfamiliar with Jerome B’s discography, now is the perfect opportunity to receive a thorough look at what the rapper has to offer.

Watch the official video for “Rain // Lluvia” below:

theworldbirdie w/ Pope – “Footup” (Audio/Visual)

By: Shamus Hill

Anyone who’s been reading the Graduation Music site throughout the last year will most certainly recognize theworldbirdie’s name. The Barnstable-native has compiled a bright discography that gracefully captures the relaxed feeling of the Cape. Working alongside his good friend, Pope, theworldbirdie adds “Footup” to his arsenal of music, a highly-listenable release that marks a solid beginning to the artist’s 2019.

After Isaac Dunbar, theworldbirdie is the only other artist from Barnstable that I’m familiar with, however both I’d consider to be some of my favorites in Massachusetts. theworldbirdie released an exceptional project this past summer titled ARTx, and since then has been working tirelessly to gift fans with transcendent music that’s full of replay value.

“Footup” is the second time that theworldbirdie has recruited Pope to be featured on one of his tracks, and both times the pair have concocted an addictive, dreamy song that wraps itself around the mind of the listener. Bridge Vision helped bring the video for “Footup” to life, and it does a great job at lifting the levels of fun and relaxation that are present within this song. An overall captivating release, both theworldbirdie and Pope should be extremely proud of the work they’ve put in.

Watch the video for “Footup” below:

Bouvé – “4 Weeks” [Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Bouvé could most certainly be categorized as a Graduation Music favorite, as the Ipswich-native has concocted a long list of musical successes throughout his tenure as an artist. “4 Weeks” is only the most recent addition to this list, as the hard-working artist blesses fans with both the audio and visual for this release.

Bouvé first skyrocketed onto our radar a few years back when he was still releasing music under the name Booty Bae. Since his change in name, Bouvé has shifted from playful music to songs that revolve around some of the more important aspects of life. Some of these aspects pertain to his family, relationships, and aspirations for the future, however no matter the content, listeners can be assured that the subject-matter will be arranged flawlessly.

“4 Weeks” is a somber track Bouvé utilizes to speak on a few of the hardships that he’s been forced to endure. It’s interesting to note, but Bouvé really possesses the powerful ability to speak to his listeners through the sound of his voice. Whenever he references pain or joy, you can literally feel the underlying emotion that was present when the track was recorded. On songs such as “4 Weeks”, Bouvé formulates sonic structures that really allow him to tug on emotions. Easily one of our favorite releases of his to-date, Bouvé is poised to see a great deal of success as 2019 continues.

Watch the official video for “4 Weeks” below:

Artist: Bouvé (Ipswich, Massachusetts)

Production: Bouvé

Video: Christian Hardy