Since 2017, Washington, D.C. native Hassani Kwess has been turning residents of the DMV on to his self-made sub-genre called TRONWAVE. The sound involves pairing hip-hop with unexpected noises and the minimal drums that drive the heart and soul of electronic music. His work has even gained attention from groundbreaking artists like Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Asher Roth, and Chuck Inglish. Today, we're premiering the music video for Kwess' latest single "Tinkerbell."
“If I can do anything in the world, it would be to express myself in flawless elegance," he said in an email to Highsnobiety. "I think you feel the same. Go up with me. I know that the world is fucked up, but tonight it’s a party.”
In addition to pushing out material of his own, Kwess is the founding member of the DMV-based hip-hop collective Hostile Youth. The 29-year-old MC is currently working on his next project. Watch his latest offering come to life in the video below.
For more of our premieres, revisit Alt-J and Pusha-T's insanely trippy visual for “In Cold Blood” right here.