The new year is in full effect and January is quickly moving behind us. Ohio rap artists are already bringing the flame for 2016 and these 5 music videos are some of the best that have been revealed so far.
Kipp Stone – “Cult Classic” (Dir. Jon Holman)
Cleveland’s rising star Kipp Stone has been putting in work for years, never looking for an easy route. It’s all beginning to pay off for him in a big way. The 24-year-old recently signed to Closed Sessions and has received major nods from FADER, Billboard, and many more. Taking no shortcuts, he tags his go-to video director Jon Holman to help him deliver a nostalgic and raw music video for his latest Blockhead Johnny-produced banger, “Cult Classics”. Watch this Cleveland guy snap and put on for his city as always. His new project, The Grand Design, is on the way!
Von Graves – “America [Act 1]” (Dir. Josh Prosser)
With the most cinematic music video coming out of Ohio this month, Von Graves is delivering quality material that few of his peers can compete with. His amazing social media campaigns immediately caught my attention and there is no doubt that he has the skills to back it all up. His latest visual offering, “America [Act 1]”, is captivating from beginning to end. If nothing else deserves your attention, this passionate, powerful piece from Von does. Listen to his recent project A Fearless LP on iTunes.
$teven Cannon – “Ivana” Ft. Aris Ray (Dir. Bryan Zawlocki)
Dropping off more material than anyone else on a consistent basis, Columbus rapper $teven Cannon is guaranteed to roll out sick new music videos before his fans can even get his previous one out of their heads. We’re sure 2016 will be no different. He works with some familiar names to create “Ivana”, a trap song with an undeniable bounce to it. The beat produced by Dondre Dennis will have you vibing before $teven and Aris Ray even come in hard with bars to match. Watch it below to see what happens when a transaction goes south.
Doobie – “Hopeless” (Dir. Dream Vision)
Doobie is no stranger to unleashing dark music videos that you’ll either love or hate. When the rapper shares a video link, you can be sure that you’ll be hit with some graphic content in the opening shots, whether he’s doing coke, wandering the streets at night, or in this case, getting a dead body off of his hands. Watch Doobies “Hopeless” music video below to witness the most horrific instance of love going wrong.
Lost Tribe – “Worry” (Dir. Tra-V)
After releasing one of the best songs of 2015, “iPhone“, Cleveland rap duo Lost Tribe has only unleashed two more songs but both of them are reaching levels way beyond most peoples entire projects. Their new music video for “Worry” takes us on a journey of Goldie and Tropp plotting, finessing, and coming up in the midst of making yet another hit track.