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The best music-related video this week may have been something that didn’t have any music. I’m talking about Hannibal Buress consuming Justin Bieber’s soul. There are days when I want to turn this entire column into a tribute to Buress, who is not a musician in any way. (Proof.) Nevertheless, there were a bunch of… More »

In a week full of big music videos, the one that generated the most conversation was, logically enough, the one that raised the most hackles. In this case, it was Lily Allen’s big comeback clip “Hard Out Here,” in which Allen uses her big platform by using outdated catchphrases and outdated music-video cliches to addre… More »

The two videos I liked best this week are about reintroducing superstars: One who’s been away for a while, one who’s barely taken enough time off for anyone to notice it’s been a year since he dropped an album. And both are heavy on old-school music-video values: Expert rhythmic editing, implied sex, the goofily in-charge… More »

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Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta” Video

Talk about an entrance: Kendrick Lamar debuted his new "King Kunta" video on a Beats-branded billboard in Times Square earlier this evening, and it ha…
James Rettig | April 1, 2015 - 9:06 pm
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Drake – “Worst Behavior” Video

Drake's last video, "Hold On, We're Going Home," was a wonderfully silly short film featuring guest stars like A$AP Rocky. The one before that, "Started
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2013 - 12:56 pm
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The-Dream – “IV Play” Video

The-Dream made a video for his absolutely bananas track "IV Play" -- one of the best songs of the year, for my money -- and…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 16, 2013 - 1:13 pm
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Ciara – “Body Party” Video (Feat. Future)

This is the sort of thing that helps me get up in the morning: Robotic R&B stars Ciara and Future are totally in love, and…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2013 - 10:35 am
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Rick Ross – “Diced Pineapples” (Feat. Drake & Wale) Video

In between the "Pop That" video and Lonely Island's "I'm On A Boat" comes Rozay's new clip for God Forgives I Don't cut "Diced Pineapples."…
Corban Goble | October 10, 2012 - 12:35 pm

R. Kelly – “Share My Love” Video

In the video for R. Kelly's defiantly luxuriant new disco-soul single "Share My Love," lots and lots of people look absolutely delighted that they're about…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2012 - 11:31 am
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