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This was such a weird week for music — more about gossip and rupture than the constant stream of new music that we all have to digest, though there was plenty of that too. As such, the best music-related video was clearly Ghostface Killah telling a TMZ cameraman that he’s break Martin Shrekli’s heart in… More »

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 the past decade, music videos have mostly lived online, far away from the cable networks that once nurtured the art form. Back in the ’90s, when cable networks were starting… More »

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 Future’s What A Time To Be Alive. People seem to like “Diamonds Dancing” and “Jumpman,” but until Drake and Future opt to put a visual together — that’s if they… More »

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Chris DeVille | January 25, 2016 - 4:14 pm
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Deep Cotton – “Let’s Get Caught” (Feat. Jidenna) Video

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Tom Breihan | September 18, 2015 - 12:10 pm

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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

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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

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Tom Breihan | February 21, 2014 - 10:41 am

Joey Bada$$ – “My Yout” Video

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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

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Tom Breihan | November 14, 2011 - 4:56 pm

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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.)

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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)

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Tom Breihan | November 4, 2011 - 11:47 am

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Tom Breihan | September 20, 2011 - 3:09 pm
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