[Video] Certified Outfit Ft King Sonny – “Down 2 Ride” (@CertifiedOutfit @lilsonny4)

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Certified Outfit perfect the art of smooth party anthems thru their latest offering featuring Dallas artist King Sonny, “Down 2 Ride”. Possessing strong songwriting abilities and precise rhyme schemes, Swindle and Church utilize their love for old school rides and the gangsta funk movement made famous by the Westside of the map.

Church stated the inspiration behind the making of the beat came from acts such as Zapp and Roger, Dazz Band, One Way and Gap Band. “That morning, I was playing Chaka Khan “Ain’t Nobody” and was trying to come up with something that had that same synthesizer funk feel. I wanted to make sure that I had those vintage Westcoast elements like the Moog synth bass line and old Roland synth leads and pads.”

Swindle came with the idea of doing something old school or along those lines and in doing so, the duo began penning verses in true Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick fashion. The back and forth approach really adds a vintage overlay to it and together with Texas native King Sonny, the catchy chorus solidifies this as a truly great record.

The video was directed by Landoe for Vivid Visual Films. He does a spectacular job of portraying the whole WashHouse lifestyle with only a few mere minutes. The guys are currently at work on two upcoming projects as well as debuting new music as part of their “Fish Friday” releases. Here is the “Down 2 Ride” video from Certified Outfit and King Sonny.

DaBaby Ft King Carter & JxHines – “Protect and Serve” (@Babyjesus704 Ft @KINGCARTERNC & @IamJxHines)

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In light of the recent deaths of unarmed Black people, Charlotte’s DaBaby (aka Baby Jesus) teams up with hometown artists King Carter and JxHines for the highly emotional, “Protect and Serve”.

As natives of Charlotte, the trio deemed it their responsibility to be the musical voices of change. Tackling the issue of wrongful deaths by police, they use their lyrics to express sentiments about current situations, and walk the streets with protesters in this powerful V.Dot-directed visual.

[Video] Page Kennedy – “The Shoot” (@pagekennedy)

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Page Kennedy is well known for his acting, having played roles in such iconic shows as “Weeds”, “Rush Hour”, “Backstrom” and “Blue Mountain State”, to say nothing of his many film roles. It seems to be a fairly well-kept secret though that he is also an accomplished rapper even though it is something he has been doing since the age of seven but all that is about to change. Right before leaving for New Zealand, where he joins Jason Statham and Ruby Rose for pre-production of “Meg”, the Detroit native dropped the first video from his upcoming full-length project, “Torn Pages”. “The Shoot” was shot entirely from a first-person perspective as Page addresses the barrage of police shootings the nation has been bombarded with recently. Experience the motion picture styled visual below.

[Video]: @RichieWess Ft @OGMaco – “War”

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Richie Wess contracts a guest feature from the likes of OG Maco. In doing so, the pair offer up their own rendition of the 1970 classic hit from Edwin Starr, “War”. In conjunction with Chicago music platform Elevator, the collective are pleased to present the visual drop to back the single. Dope set lighting adds an artistic edge to things while the jeep scene invokes memories of the intro found on the movie, “New Jack City”. Get in tuned to the video below.