As a leader of highlighting the underground’s best and brightest, rising music video director DotCom Nirvan has truly become a staple of the new wave’s signature sound.
Working alongside budding stars in BabySantana, Matt Ox, YEAT, Ty Fontaine, KA$HDAMI and more, Nirvan is a cultural force to be reckoned with — offering not one, but two new visuals on Saturday (Jan. 8) with Trippie Redd and Slump6s.
The innovative director previously linked up with Trippie for the “So Thankful” visual off his surprise SoundCloud EP Hate Is Dead. Now, the 1400 rapper and Nirvan are back together once more for an exclusive cut “Uh Uh (Hit Em With The),” as Trippie embarks on a trippy escapade through Nirvan’s iridescent world.
With swirling face animations reminiscent of an early Snapchat filter and hazy camera effects, Nirvan continually pushes the boundaries for what music videos can accomplish for the viewer — and in “Uh Uh’s” case, it’s straight dynamite.
The second video in Nirvan’s dual drop is Slump6s’ new track “Up It.” Riding the success of his debut project Origin from November 2021, Slump has been hard at work in making 2022 his year to take over. Linking up with BabySantana on “060433” last week, as well as dropping “Top Boss!” with Lil Benny on Sunday (Jan. 9), “Up It” sees the 16-year-old rage-rapper flexing his trademark fast-paced bars with scintillating rage production behind him. Slump seems to have grown into his own over the past few months, touting a lower and more refined vocal register than in past releases from 2021.
As the young star continues to glow up and blow up, Nirvan is right beside him on “Up It” — ultimately upping his game with swaying camera movements, remarkably edited sets and visual cues that features Slump inside the box he constantly breaks out of.
Much how Cole Bennett made his mark highlighting up-and-coming acts in his early work, if there’s anyone to put on for the underground in this new wave, it’s Nirvan.
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