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This week was a stacked one, and plenty of great videos didn’t make the cut for this list, including Thundercat’s existential samurai joke and Carly Rae Jepsen’s joyous travelogue. But I only want to talk about one of them, and that’s the Black Eyed Peas’ giddily sacrilegious retro-rap odyssey “Yesterday.” I have no idea what… More »

I’m not entirely sure this week’s pick for best video even qualifies as a music video; it certainly stretches the definition. But in its impeccable planning and its flawless execution, it captured imaginations over the weekend and dominated the conversation come Monday. It felt like an actual honest-to-god event, and how many of those do… More »

Lately, we seem to be having on-weeks and off-weeks for videos, and this was an off-week. Last week brought a deluge, and this week, things have slowed down a bunch. But even in the off-weeks, there are plenty of absorbing visions floating around out there, and we’ve got five of them below… More »

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Gangrene – “Sheet Music” (Feat. Sean Price & Havoc) Video

On Friday, Gangrene, the duo of Alchemist and Oh No, released the nasty psych-rap album You Disgust Me. The best album on the track might've…
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2015 - 10:40 am

Gangrene – “Driving Gloves” (Feat. Action Bronson) Video

Already this year, the Oh No/Alchemist rap duo Gangrene has pumped out a soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V called Welcome To Los Santos. A…
Grace Birnstengel | July 17, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Preview Into the Light, An Experimental Film Starring Jay Electronica

The enigmatic rap mystic Jay Electronica still hasn't found the time to record an album, but he has carved out the room in his schedule…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Schoolboy Q – “Break The Bank” Video

The L.A. rap spitfire Schoolboy Q is one day away from releasing his furious new album Oxymoron, and now he's made a video for one…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2014 - 10:46 am

Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” Video (Feat. Riff Raff)

The great Queens rap redbeard Action Bronson is working on a full-length mixtape with the New York producer Harry Fraud, and the pair let one…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Roc Marciano – “76” Video

On his great new album Reloaded, Roc Marciano perfects a sort of impressionistic reflection of the New York headknock music of the mid-'90s. And similarly,…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2012 - 5:27 pm

The Alchemist – “Flight Confirmation” (Feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q) Video (NSFW)

Russian Roulette, the new album from veteran rap producer Alchemist, is a long and freaked collage of raps and found-sound splurges and bits of old…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2012 - 12:36 pm