Videos of the Year 2015

As a film and media graduate it’s safe to say I appreciate the look and work of a visual form of art whether it’s a film or a music video.

And as a hip hop/RnB/pop fan I wasn’t disappointed with what we saw this year from artists, so I thought I’d break down a list to the best videos of 2015…

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Standout Albums of 2015

2015 is nearing a close (time goes by so quick guys) and with it we got some great albums to mark each and every little thing that happened in our lives this year.

So – which ones made the cut in my list of standout albums?

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Dope: A Review

 

So I finally found the time to sit back and watch Dope.

Celebrated at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and with a cast that immediately made me sit up and pay attention (with names A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman and even a quick appearance from Tyga), I was ready and eager to watch a movie which had a story that I felt was easily relatable to 90s kids with a love of hip hop. Basically this film spoke to people like me.

Starring Shameik Moore as school geek Malcolm, the film centres on him and his two high school friends Diggy and Jib. Their obsession and love of 90s hip hop culture influences their music choices, their fashion and their slang.

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The Creators In Hip Hop

So I recently watched Complex’s interview with rapper A$AP Rocky and it got me thinking. He and the A$AP crew spoke about their beginnings, how they pieced together their style, music and videos, and used their creativity to elevate themselves to the status that they’re at now. After watching I couldn’t help but think about those in the hip hop game that create great music – but more importantly, know how to give it to us in a way that is forward-thinking, creates a message and is always more than just the music. They are the creators in hip hop.

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The Weeknd, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake in new music releases

Newly released songs and videos to check out:

The Weeknd – Belong To The World

Abel Tesfaye has released a video to his new single Belong To The World! It’s been a year since the release of his album Trilogy, an album that helped to further spread Abel’s popularity and grow his fan base since the release of his 3 mixtapes. The song comes from The Weeknd’s new album Kiss Land, which will be released this summer on August 27th.

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