—Last year Promethus Brown and Bambu gave us "Prometheus Brown & Bambu Walk Into a Bar." They’ve recently delivered a visual to "Lookin Up", a record that represents the former canon of quality rap music.
Prometheus Brown, one half of the rap tandem Blue Scholars, and Bambu, one third of the rap trio Native Guns, found a level playing field that couldn’t be exemplified more than on "Lookin’ Up." Speaking on their younger days living on the west coast, stirred with a beat rooted in the essentials of boom-bap, Brown and Bambu provide evidence that the fundamentals of hip hop culture and rap music are nowhere near the grave.
OK Go brings live optical illusions to the next level with their music video for "The Writings On The Wall." If I were allowed my description for this video would only have two words and two punctuation marks—Mind. Blown.
Just five short years ago, the question "Who is your favourite Canadian rapper?" would have elicited an uproar of mocking laughter. Now? Besides Drake, there are a few notables throwing their names into the hat, including Jimmy Johnson.