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The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Run The Jewels and Arca and Belle & Sebastian and a generous handful of other artists made really good videos this week, and I couldn’t find room for any of them. There were too many good videos this week. This is one of those weeks where everything in the top 5 is straight fire, though… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Dizzee Rascal – “Pagans” Video

The sometimes-great London rapper Dizzee Rascal celebrated his Halloween by gruesomely chopping up young women in his “Couple Of Stacks” video, so that was pretty gross. But his new video for the bouncy single “Pagans” more than makes up for it. In the new Emile Sornin-directed clip, Dizzee plays a ninja master with lightning powers,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Dizzee Rascal – “Couple Of Stacks” Video

At this point we are all well aware that Dizzee Rascal puts out some hyper-stylized and weird, objectively “cool” music videos, like the one that we saw last year for “I Don’t Need A Reason.” However, his new video manages to exit the realm of the “weird and cool” and can instead be found categorized… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / October 31, 2014 - 11:28 am

Dizzee Rascal & Fekky – “Still Sittin’ Here” Video (NSFW)

Original grime breakout star Dizzee Rascal is still famous in the UK, mostly because he rapped on some silly EDM hits, but he first made his name making some very hard and very weird music. Dizzee released Boy In Da Corner, his stunning debut album, over a decade ago, and if you listen to it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2014 - 11:31 am

Dizzee Rascal – “I Don’t Need A Reason” Video

Um. OK. So. This video fucking rules. So much going on here: Britain’s black population navigating a society that has a long and grand history of colonialism and pampered nobility, brain-melting video-looping effects, cartoon eyeball contortions, Dizzee’s own ferocious charisma. I could go on. It just rules. Watch it. Emile Sornin directed it, and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Dizzee Rascal – “H-Town” (Feat. Bun B & Trae) (Prod. A-Trak)

There were many, many interesting things about the London rapper Dizzee Rascal when he was an ascendant grime star a little less than a decade ago, but one of the low-key fun things about him was always his association with the Texas cult-rap legends UGK, who he collaborated with on a couple of songs. Since… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2013 - 10:54 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Did nobody want to release a big, important video the same week that the Coachella lineup came out? Because there were no big, important videos this week. But there were some fun smaller ones, and we’ve got five of those below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2013 - 11:19 am

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

I did some… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Winners Florence Welch, Dizzee Rascal Perform Together At 2010 Brit Awards

London hosted the BRIT Awards last night, which offered some nice firsts: Lily Allen won her first award as Best British Female Solo Act and her first as a Snooki lookalike (fire the stylist), and Lady Gaga swept three international awards. International Male of the year? Jay-Z. A performance highlight came via two of the… More »

By: jessica / February 17, 2010 - 11:56 am

Hear DJ Hero’s Daft Punk, Justice, Weezer Mashups

Exciting as the prospect of pushing buttons and scratching records in simulation of pushing buttons and scratching records might be, Activision’s expansion into the realm of the DJ Hero has netted online demand “well below” expectations. Not even Daft Punk contributing their likenesses and 11 exclusive mixes could get the buzz up. But while online… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 29, 2009 - 10:50 am

New Dizzee Rascal (Feat. Armand Van Helden) Video – “Bonkers”

The best things about “Bonkers”: The noisy transition between the song’s first section and its second, the heavy bass in said second part, and the fact that Dizzee Rascal dresses up like a shark in the official video. He does a wardrobe change for each part of the sliced and diced track, which features the… More »

By: brandon / April 23, 2009 - 10:36 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy

After a night of “classic” recreations, it was nice to dive into the current state of the indie landscape. Yesterday’s lineup was stacked, and we spent the day scissoring back and forth catching as much as possible, right through to Animal Collective’s relatively ornate light show to… More »

By: brandon / July 20, 2008 - 11:39 am

New BPA (Feat. David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal) Video – “Toe Jam”

A number of people get naked in “Toe Jam,” but the synchronized black boxes are good at covering up the naughty parts. Also, it’s not David Byrne or Dizzee Rascal doing the stripping. Though Byrne does use some strong language. And Fatboy Slim uses the BPA moniker so he can take a break from being… More »

By: brandon / June 12, 2008 - 9:22 am

New Dizzee Rascal Video – “Dance Wiv Me”

While watching the video for Dizzee Rascal’s “Dance Wiv Me,” I was taken aback by how naturally charismatic the guy is, that he can make silly lines like “you have to let me get behind your backbone,” followed by a suggestive doggie-style hip thrusts, into charming moments. It’s a charm Kanye, for example, attempts to… More »

By: brandon / June 4, 2008 - 9:53 am

New Dizzee Rascal (Feat. Lily Allen) – “Wanna Be”

We track Lily Allen’s every move so you don’t have to! Our grime knowledge ain’t what it used to be, but the Dizzee ‘n’ Lily duet on Rascal’s forthcoming Maths & English is rather awesome. Lil’s sing-song hook and chatter back + Dizz’s verses = fun summer jam. Have a listen at (Music Is My)More »

By: Stereogum / June 1, 2007 - 1:18 pm