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Isaiah Rashad – “Ronnie Drake” (Feat. SZA) Video

Top Dawg Entertainment was, and is, the label of Kendrick Lamar and his Black Hippy crew. But the label has slowly branched out in the past year, signing the promising Tennessee rapper Isaiah Rashad and the airy R&B singer SZA. Both new signings link up on the extremely pleasant new track “Ronnie Drake.” And i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Ab-Soul – “ILLuminate” Video (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Ab-Soul and Kendrick Lamar are two of the most frantic and inventive minds in rap, and it’s pretty awesome that they’re both from the same Black Hippy crew. On “ILLuminate,” a song from Ab-Soul’s 2012 album Control System, both of them teamed up. And they both show up, in different forms, in the song’s video,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013 - 10:11 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In this space, I usually try to write something about whatever connecting threats might run through the five videos I pick for the week. That’s not happening this week. I absolutely cannot think of a single thing that these five videos have in common with one another, other than me enjoying all of them. So:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Talib Kweli – “Push Thru” Video (Feat. Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar)

On his new single “Push Thru,” underground rap lifer recruited two of his up-and-coming younger peers in Curren$y and Kendrick Lamar. And in the beautifully photographed new video, directors Scott Fleishman and Fredo Tovar film all three rappers in their native locales: New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles. It helps that all three places are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2012 - 4:42 pm