It’s hard to be hip to the Austin hip-hop scene these days and not know who Clova and Quin NFN are. Both have established and maintained a name for themselves within and outside of the city for years, and Quin NFN recently showed up on an Austin Chronicle curated list of hip-hop acts to keep an eye on. For White Runtz, we find Clova setting a nice mellow-high mood over the production of L. Devell, and with Quin NFN on the verbal assist and a highly stylish video courtesy of Eric Sattler of Nvision Films, it makes sense that the numbers are getting run up for this one. Do yourself a favor and keep the wave going by checking out the track and video, leaving a like and a comment, and sharing it around so everyone can take notice.
These days, it seems like the best bet for getting memorable music video work as an Austin-based hip-hop artist is to enlist the assistance of NVision Media. The latest exhibit in a long line of proven work is the latest Mista Mozes music video, a combined effort for his singles The Outside and Whoa!Mista Mozes and director Eric Sattler leaned heavily on the influence of modern day science fiction and psychological thrillers, such as Jordan Peele‘s seminal classic Get Out, as the driving force for this compelling and thought-provoking music video that stands up perfectly to the match of Mista Mozes‘ flow over both banging tracks. This one is layered, and definitely deserves multiple watches, which is a testament to the execution of this short film (more so than music video) in all aspects. Dig it, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for others to do the same!
After dropping the over the top video for Crazy 88, you’d imagine that most artists would double down on the initial style and aesthetic laid out. Sill, however, has decided to do his College of Hip-Hop Knowledge brethren proud by following up with a powerful, thought-provoking music video for his second single, Ego Death. With the help of Nvision Films, Sill takes the concepts of self-reflection and self-sabotage he explores lyrically to a different level with the cinematic narrative presented. The video starts off normal enough, subtly introduces what seems like innocent visual trickery, only to turn that trickery on its head in the most compelling way possible. This is a serious candidate for video of the year, and I hope that all involved consider presenting it to the Austin Music Video Festival in December. Check out the video yourself, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for others to do the same.
Austin-based, Houston-bred hip-hop creative Clova recently joined forces with Eric Sattler of NVision Films to breathe life into the song Ever Since. The song, a testimonial to having faith in yourself and chasing your dreams despite what others may think or say, is perfectly embodied by parallel lines of action : a confident young man finding himself, and an artist comfortable enough in his own skin to be in the moment and reflect. Props to all parties involved for creating yet another standout music video in a year of Austin killing the music video game.