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The Bo$ Clique crew split up and dropped their last video ever, “Like A Drug”

Hamilton, ON – A few days ago, I found out that the Bo$ Clique split up and released their last video ever for “Like A Drug.” Huge shout-out to homie Primitive Mike for keeping me in-the-loop. Mike’s been directing the Bo$ videos for a minute, now. So he hit me up to tell me he’d done his final video release for the guys.

“Like A Drug” was actually released way back at the beginning of the year, but the video is only now surfacing as the Clique’s final mark on the scene. The video foreshadows the inevitable break-up with a Brady Bunch-style grid set up. The Bo$ boys don’t actually interact with one another at all during this video. They’re just each vibing with the ladies in their own little grid boxes. See? It’s foreshadowing.

I remember back when a Bo$ Clique video was all about the fam. They would spit bars in the cold empty streets or have street parties. Those were the days when the Clique was one and everything was done together. Now they don’t even share the same video screen anymore. R.I.P. Check it out after the jump.

88flow (Bo$quiat Clique) - Pray For Y'all (Prod. B3auu) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

I am really truly sad to hear that Bo$ Clique has split. It’s been such a gift to follow the guys as they’ve transitioned from being the Bo$quiat Clique to being the Bo$ Clique, and released a ton of solo projects in between.

As artists, each Clique member has his own distinctive sound. Which is why the combined Bo$ Clique sound is so damn crispy. B3auu is the rapper-producer. Within the last year he has really solidified his producer M.O. with these trippy cloud rap type of beats. His other fortre is new wave oldschool. He can cook up a beat that mixes classic ’90s golden era vibes with newer production instrumentals. It’s actually really tough to compare B3auu production to anything because when you hear a B3auu beat, YOU JUST KNOW it’s a B3auu beat. OH, and homie raps, too. BY THE WAY.

EJ Grant (who just recently changed his rapper name to Tha Buddah Abusah) has kind of always been the goof and the hippy space cadet. He’s always my favourite one to watch in the Bo$ videos because he always looks like he’s having the most fun. I feel like homie is going through a big self-discovery phase right now. The new stage name is the start of a reinvented artist image. I feel he’s going to really own that hippy ish and roll with it. He explained to me that “Buddah Abusah” comes from abusing smoking weed, along with abusing the knowledge of peace love and harmony.

88flow was actually the dude who got me on to Bo$ Clique back at the beginning of 2014 with the video release for “My Mind.” His lyrics have always been particularly contemplative and socially conscious. I also always loved that his name was “88flow” because he’s got such a signature fluid flow. This dude is one of those guys whose delivery is so natural that it seems he probably just converses in rap bars in real life. Kendrick Lamar is someone who bodies this same kind of flow. You listen to a Kendrick song and his raps sound so natural, and never forced. That’s how it is with 88flow.

SO R.I.P to the Bo$ Clique. I have utmost love for you cats. I really do. In fact, as an ode to one of my favourite groups to work with over the last couple of years, I’ve included my Top 5 favourite Bo$ Clique releases below. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, FAM! Canadian hip-hop will miss you. All love always and forever. Salute!

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 5 Bo$ Clique releases of all time

5. 88flow – Pray For Y’all

4. EJ Grant – Take It Easy ft. Dre. Square

3. Bo$ Clique – theJAM

2. Bo$ Clique – Ask Me

1. Bo$ Clique – Why Pre ft. Low Ke


Twitter: @BosClique | @B3auu | @BuddahAbusah | @88Flow

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Sarah Jay is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

  1. cliquefan

    Much respect to these cats, not many shine from the city of steel anymore, but these guys really held it down. Best of luck with what the future holds

  2. @IHeartTART

    Still crying all the tears of sad.

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