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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 »

If this week’s music videos have anything in common, it’s that many of them are flush with violence and disturbing visions. But my two favorite of the week didn’t have any of that, even though the razor gloves and anthropomorphic horses probably could’ve been freakout material in other directors’ hands. Instead, Perfume Genius and Nat… More »

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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Deeper” Video

The gifted Indiana rap knucklehead Freddie Gibbs and the head-blown Oxnard producer Madlib have been collaborating for a few years, and back in spring, they…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era – “Like Water” Video

Late last year, Pro Era, the crew of teenage Brooklyn boom-bap revivalists led by Joey Bada$$, released their all-crew PEEP The aPROcalypse mixtape. Three day…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2013 - 9:27 am

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Shame” Video

In the video for their team-up "Thuggin'," motormouthed Indiana street-rapper Freddie Gibbs and esoteric California producer Madlib showed us a pretty hellacious vision of criminal…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2012 - 9:16 am

Madlib & Freddie Gibbs – “Thuggin'” Video

Back in November, the stoner-rap production mastermind Madlib and the virtuosic Indiana tough-guy rapper Freddie Gibbs teamed up for a single called "Thuggin'," which proved…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2012 - 10:58 am
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