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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was such a weird week for music -- more about gossip and rupture than the constant stream of new music that we all have…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2016 - 3:37 pm
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The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Funny thing about last-minute surprise album releases: They don't necessarily involve music videos. We don't know if there's a single, per se, on Drake and…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2015 - 2:54 pm
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2 Chainz – “Watch Out” Video

The most important thing to know about 2 Chainz's new "Watch Out" video is that he puts his head on some approximation of Nicholas Fraser's…
Chris DeVille | January 25, 2016 - 4:14 pm
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Deep Cotton – “Let’s Get Caught” (Feat. Jidenna) Video

Deep Cotton are a falsetto-funk duo who are part of Janelle Monaé's Wondaland crew, and their come-on-let's-fuck song "Let's Get Caught" appeared on the compilation…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2015 - 12:10 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If anything big came out on Thursday evening, you'll note that it's not on this list. I wrote this yesterday afternoon, as I am now…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2015 - 11:54 am
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Boosie Badazz – “I’m Sorry” Video

Boosie Badazz's new album Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, the first album he released after serving a lengthy prison sentence, is a triumph in a…
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2015 - 3:26 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I'm sorry, guys, but I think the new Björk video is pretty boring. I was all set to love it, but I don't love it.
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2015 - 12:02 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm
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Juicy J – “Ice” (Feat. Future & A$AP Ferg) Video

Yesterday, we heard "Ice," the new conspicuous-consumption anthem from Three 6 Mafia veteran Juicy J. It has a beat from Mike Will Made-It and verses…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2014 - 11:32 am

Jeezy – “Me OK” Video

When I was in New York a few weeks ago, I ended up at a listening party for Seen It All, the new album from…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 2:25 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This column is a weird one because the quality of music videos tends to vacillate wildly from week to week. Some weeks, there are just…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2014 - 4:10 pm
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YG – “My Nigga (Remix)” (Feat. Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan, Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj) Video

There's a classic format for an all-star rap remix video, one that probably comes from the classic Hype Williams clip for the "Flava In Ya
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2014 - 10:41 am

Joey Bada$$ – “My Yout” Video

In the video for "My Yout" from the new Summer Knights EP (not to be confused with the Summer Knights mixtape from earlier this year),…
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2013 - 2:32 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were too many music videos this week. I had to devote a huge chunk to yesterday afternoon just watching all the ones I'd missed.
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2013 - 12:42 pm
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Jackie Chain – “Parked Outside” (Feat. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T.) Video

Motion Family's new video for Jackie Chain's Alabama trunk-rattler "Parked Outside," like the song that accompanies it, works as a celebration of tricked-out ancestral American…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2011 - 4:56 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Not the most inspiring set of videos this week. Work harder, everyone! There were a few good ones, though, and we've got them listed below.
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2011 - 5:26 pm
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T.I. – “I’m Flexin'” Video (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

Even though he produced the track, Mississippi MC Big K.R.I.T.'s vocals barely appear on "I'm Flexin'," the strong new comeback single from the just-out-of-jail T.I.
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2011 - 11:59 am
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Big K.R.I.T. – “Money On The Floor” Video (Feat. 8Ball, MJG & 2 Chainz) (NSFW-Ish)

Big K.R.I.T. may be an internet rap hero with a conscientious streak, but he's also a man with a very '90s set of rap values,…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2011 - 11:47 am

Yelawolf – “Up In The Club” (Feat. Lil Jon) Video

The new video from palefaced fast-rap machine Yelawolf indulges in a whole ton of club-rap video cliches: Butt shots, gratuitous alcohol consumption, random violence, Lil…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2011 - 3:09 pm
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