Kevin Gates, City Girls, FKi 1st and More: Videos This Week
The video has always been important to the spread of hip-hop, dating back to the genre's infancy. Originally, hip-hop videos were simple, low-budget DIY projects, usually just showing the rappers performing. As hip-hop took over the world and the money started rolling in, the videos followed suit, turning into high-dollar ventures. In modern times, videos are extremely important, as your hit video can blow up online and get you onto the Billboard charts. Videos drop every week and now XXL makes it easy for you by putting everything on one page for you.
City Girls, the Miami duo under the wing of Quality Control, released the video for their self-titled debut mixtape track "Period." The visual places them in a second line, celebrating Mardi Gras in their hometown, complete with a band and full costumes.
Kevin Gates has been on a tear since he's been free from prison and it seems like he'll keep that hot hand, thanks to his latest video "Vouch." Racking up a million views in two days, it's clear that Gates was missed and that he is giving the fans exactly what they want.
Producer FKi 1st released a compilation under the moniker Good Gas months ago. This week, he dropped a video for one of its tracks, "How I Feel," featuring the always-entertaining 2 Chainz and A$AP Ferg. Tity Two Necklace is a race car driver, seemingly after a big win, while Ferg is deep in the factory.