Rosa Jay’s Picks: Top 5 Canadian (Edmonton) Rap Videos of 2014 [Article]
Edmonton, AB – Originally published January 2, 2014 – Rosa Jason’s Picks: Top 5 Canadian Rap Videos Of 2014 can be found below. But first, a message from our Editor:
2014 saw the rise of Rosa Jason as one of our main Prairies correspondents and key Edmonton representative. Along with countless audio and video posts offering her take on the latest releases, Rosa also reviewed several great shows for HipHopCanada including Juicy J’s recent holiday concert in Edmonton, French Montana’s Edmonton tour stop just over a month ago, MGK’s Edmonton tour-stop, T.I.’s Edmonton debut, K Camp’s Edmonton debut, and Fabolous’ return to YEG after a brief hiatus.
Vital & Brothers Grim
Rosa Jason’s Top 5 Picks
In no particular order.
Deuce Fantastick – Black Panthers ft. SYDGB
Edmonton, AB | Dir. Jeff Eckert
One word: Power. I am beyond proud to see Edmonton artists standing up for what they believe in. With the protests against police brutality continuing across the U.S., the timing of this video couldn’t be any better. The message in this video will give you chills.
Vital – Tokyo
Toronto, ON | Dir. Jay Baskey
The visuals are the luminous, and the fact that Vital made his way to Japan’s capital to shoot his video, speaks volumes for his hustle.
Doom Squad – May 2014 Cypher ft. Sonik
Edmonton, AB | Dir. Sonik
Doom Squad all day. The creativity in this project is on another level – some OG Nintendo type ish.
K-Riz – Paradise ft. Habe Kitine
Edmonton, AB | Dir. Cashew LOA
Vibes, vibes and more vibes. I can’t expect anything else from the crooner that is K-Riz.
Brothers Grim – Pride
Edmonton, AB | Dir. GVTV
Gorgeous sunset shoot, with aerial shots over Edmonton (Phantom helicopters provided by GVTV). Forever true to their hood, I’ve always appreciated Brothers Grim’s pride and passion for our city.
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