Aliano & Jakk Wonders pontificate on "Hard Times" [Video] • Word Is Bond

Aliano & Jakk Wonders deliver visuals for their ‘Hard Times’ track off the duo’s ‘California Dreaming’ EP. Over a soulful  boombap backdrop, Aliano kicks fearsome bars about his life and various things in the mix. The visual was directed by Tim Gradient

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Footwerk bring the funk on "Something (Live @ Funk Parade)" [Video] • Word Is Bond

“Something (Live @ Funk Parade)” is a 24-hour music & visual by the alternative hip-hop band Footwerk. Helmed by their lead vocalist Kyle who started working on the funky song early in the morning and grabbed his new GoPro and was on the way to Funk Parade. He then shoots the video in the span of 1 day. In the midst of Funk Parade, Kyle, inspired by his surroundings, starting shooting and ended up with a visual for the song he’d recorded earlier that morning.

Funk Parade is an unforgettable parade and music festival, celebrating Washington DC’s vibrant music, culture, and arts on U Street. The Spirit of Funk and Go-Go that brings the cities diverse community together. You can’t help pulling out your phone and capturing pics, videos and documenting via social media.

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James Gardin releases Complaining video

Complaining video by James Gardin

James Gardin keeps it moving with a new video for his single “Complaining”.

The funk inspired single features production from Young Heat. “Complaining” features a dance-floor moving groove with a tight, driving style that aims to bless listeners worldwide.

Gardin says, “It’s so easy to complain about what is wrong and all we think is going against us, but if we sit back and recognize the power we have, we can take the steps to change our lives.”

The single has had a great run with a premiere on Hot97, an NPR feature, and even being the theme song for ESPN’s “First Take” the month of December.

Written by James Gardin
Produced by Young Heat
Directed, shot, and edited by: Victor Manuel, Jeff Hamlin and the DMAC Crew at LCC (Lansing Community College)

Complaining video

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Download: iTunes // Amazon // Bandcamp // Google Play
Stream: Apple Music // Soundcloud // Spotify

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Krum “Swang” video (Produced by Theory Hazit)

Krum drops a surprise single/video for “Swang” over hypnotic Theory Hazit beat.

“Sorry it’s been so long since you’ve heard from me. I’ve been working hard on a few projects but I wanted to make sure I stay in your ear in the meantime. SWANG is a loosie produced by Theory Hazit. We both agreed that this vibe had to be out there at this exact moment for the world to hear,” shared Krum.

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Sophiegrophy bring her unique vibe to the screen on "Bag" [Video] • Word Is Bond

After dropping the audio for “Bag”, The self-proclaimed queen of the WVS team,Sophiegrophy is back with the visual for the aforementioned record. Still keeping the fast-paced vibe, she comes through with her team to shine on screen with carefully crafted choreography. While Sophie makes some big claims on the track, it won’t be long until we see these all come true with the moves she’s about to make.


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Classified reminisces on his life "Changes" featuring Anjulie [Video] • Word Is Bond

Multi-platinum, Juno Award Winning hip hop artist Classified is back with yet another gripping record titled “Changes”. The record is a profound look at the artist’s journey in the music industry juxtaposed against his growth as an individual. Over a somber backdrop, he details the changes in feelings and emotions as a younger artist parallel to his friends and family and the changes that occur as everyone gets older. he also teams up with vocalist Anjulie who delivers a solid chorus to bring about a much-needed closure to the nostalgic track.


The visuals follow the concept of the song and taps into the reflective mood. They splice old clips and footages of Classified showing his growth from where he performed his first show to rocking huge stages.

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Winter Isn't Over Yet, There's More Black Snow • Word Is Bond

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Snowgoons’ album “Black Snow”, they have blessed us with a new verse by Sicknature and a new video to go with it. The red sky filled with their logo is the perfect match to the hard hitting drums and sonic landscape we can always depend on from the production team.

A limited edition double-album is available now from wherever you cop your music.

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Krept & Konan deliver unlimited flavor on "Crepes And Cones (YA DUN KNOW)" • Word Is Bond

Krept & Konan are back in the forefront but for a whole different reason. The duo just established their own restaurant, Crepes & Cones based in the heart of Croydon. To celebrate the opening of Crepes & Cones, KREPT & KONAN will be releasing the track Crepes And Cones (YA DUN KNOW)” feat. Mostack. The music video, directed by award-winning Kaylum Dennis (WSTRN, Lady Leshurr, Stormzy, Section Boyz, Not3s), was shot in the Crepes & Cones restaurant and features an array of cameo appearances from the likes of Stefflon Don, Paigey Cakey, Neelam Gill, Mariah Idrissi, Fekky, Hardy Caprio, Abra Cadabra, J Hus, Dave, Big Narstie, and The Chicken Connoisseur. Get the audio on Spotify   iTunes   Apple


The restaurant will open to the public on Saturday 12th May. The opening will mark the coming-to-life of a dream the record-breaking duo first had in 2016.

Providing something for everyone, Crepes & Cones will offer a broad-ranging menu with a wide variety of both sweet and savoury dishes (featuring halal meat and vegan options). From revisited classics like burgers, hot dogs and chicken wings (e.g. “The Crepe and Cone Burger” and “The V Dog”), to signature dishes such as the “Honey Hennessy Prawns”, (King Tiger prawns cooked in home-made Honey Hennessy sauce, served with special house rice), the mouth-watering “Krept’s Crumble Crepe”(cinnamon apple crumble crepe with toffee sauce and a scoop of cinnamon ice cream), and the “Oreo waffle” (crushed Oreo waffle with milk and white chocolate sauce and a scoop of Oreo ice cream). Beverages will include slushies, tea, coffee and house cocktails such as hero serve, “Freak of The Week”. The restaurant will be wheelchair and child friendly, have a private dining room available for hire and provide access to a car park directly opposite.




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N.ave rises above "Gravity" (ft. IDK) [Video] • Word Is Bond

Philadelphia based (New Jersey Born) Hip-Hop artist/producer N.ave (pronounced Nave) delivers the visuals for his song “Gravity”. The self-produced song sees the emcee teaming up with IDK (formerly Jay IDK) for a lyrical tandem. The visuals directed by Joe Staehly plays out like a mini adventure starring N.ave, Brad Gilliam & Lamar Bumbrey

“Gravity” is taken fromN.ave’s Black Magic EP . Get the audio on soundcloud

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N.B.S. enlist Tragedy Khadafi for some "Violent Wisdom" • Word Is Bond

The N.B.S crew have always been lacing us with hard-hitting rap cuts and this is no exception. The crew called up Queensbridge legend Tragedy Khadafi on their new street banger titled “Violent Wisdom”. Their in-house producer DJ Tray brings in the dusty samples and neck gripping drums for the emcees to kick that raw, uncut over. A homage to the seemingly forgotten intelligent street-focused approach to hip-hop, Violent Wisdom is another in the string of celebrated releases from the recently released SwissVets 2.

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