Video Hits:: Eternia & Moss, Shad, Classified

Eternia & MoSS

Unless I’m mistaken, we missed the Video Hits last week (I could easily check this, but it’s funner this way), and so to make amends for that, I’m bringing you a double dose of videos this week: a hip hop version today and a the regular mixed bag steez tomorrow.

 

I think many folks in Canada might realize by now that Eternia is one of our country’s hungriest & best MC’s, but I’m not sure many know the struggles she’s overcome in her early life to become what she has. Well her new single To The Future gives a stark glimpse into that pain. Written to a potential future husband, it details the events (violence, sexual assault, abortion) that make relationships a battle for Eternia. The video has been made in support of Kids Help Phone which is a Canadian youth counseling service. The song is chilling, but there’s an obvious strength in everything Eternia does, which I think the video captures, so hopefully it might be inspiring for kids going through their own tough times.

 

Seems appropriate to follow that video with one I’ve meant to post for a while, Shad’s Keep Shining. As I said in my semi-fawning review of Shad’s TSOL: “If you’re looking for TSOL’s poster-child, it might very well be Keep Shining, which finds Shad perfectly at home over a soul-heavy beat and paying tribute to women with “goals like Federov”, while also exhorting more girls to get involved with hip hop.” And the video is almost note perfect for the song, using a variety of women to deliver Shad’s lyrics, it works very well, so kudos to Shad and director Sarah Michelle Brown.

 

We’ll finish up with a rather hype video from one of the best video makers in Canadian music & the pride of Enfield, NS, Classiifed. Class is coming back with a new album, Handshakes and Middle Fingers, and as this guitar-heavy banger of a lead single indicates, Class is coming with more of that radio-ready, true-school-based hip hop that he does so well. Class never disappoints on the video tip either, and although this one is rather straight-forward, it still has some visual treats that make it a winner. So go get yourself some Handshakes and Middle Fingers ASAP.

Eternia & MoSS - To The Future

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MP3:: Eternia & MoSS - The BBQ f. Rah Digga & Rage
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/eternia

Shad - Keep Shining

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MP3:: Shad - Yaa I Get It (Muneshine Remix)
WEB:: www.shadk.com

Classified - That Ain’t Classy

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MP3:: Classified - That Aint Classy
WEB:: www.classifiedofficial.com

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