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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After a couple of monster weeks, the music-video gods finally fell asleep on us this week, giving us warmed-over ideas and slopped-out murky execution and very, very little to get excited about. There are good videos on the list below, but many of them are videos that would’ve missed the top five during a busier… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2014 - 10:20 am

Joey Bada$$ – “No. 99″ Video

Early next year, the young Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ will finally release B4.DA.$$, his proper debut LP. In the new video for “No. 99,” the Statik Selektah-produced, “Scenario”-referencing track that he shared yesterday, Bada$$ plays Badmon, a masked Brooklyn vigilante leading an army of likeminded kids against an ill-defined malignant authority. Director Rik CorderoMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 9, 2014 - 9:07 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I was embarrassingly excited for it, and it took until near the end of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video for me to contemplate the possibility that it sucks. But yes, I’m pretty sure it sucks. There’s some definite trolling involved, what with the sweeping Hallmark-card opening and the deranged mean-mugging and the beyond-obvious greenscreening. But… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2013 - 11:50 am

Action Bronson & Party Supplies – “Amadu Diablo” Video

On “Amadu Diablo,” one of the many freakily awesome tracks from Action Bronson and Partly Supplies’ wonderful Blue Chips 2 mixtape, Bronson raps delirious nonsense over Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason.” And in director Rik Cordero’s new video for the track, Bronson and Party Supplies pay tribute to MTV Unplugged by getting high, giggling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Action Bronson – “The Symbol” Video

Pretty soon, New York underground wolf Action Bronson, one of the greatest rappers currently working, will release Rare Chandeliers, a full-length team-up with producer the Alchemist. This is obviously awesome news. Director Rik Cordero’s video for first single “The Symbol” is a self-conscious homage to hyperviolent ’70s blaxploitation D-movies, and it stars Bronson as a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Action Bronson & Party Supplies – “Steve Wynn” Video

Back in March, Action Bronson and producer Party Supplies got together to release Blue Chips, one of the year’s best mixtapes. And now we get the video for “Steve Wynn,” a gleefully ridiculous affair in which a scrawny nerd takes some bath salts, hulks out, and gets revenge on some bullies at the gym. Bronson’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2012 - 10:52 am

Stalley – “Everything New” Video

Last week, the forever-sincere Ohio rapper Stalley released his strong Savage Journey To The American Dream mixtape. Alabama space-cadets Block Beattaz produced most of the tape, but Stalley roped in the Neptunes’ Chad Hugo to produce the tape’s biggest outlier, the rattling “Everything New.” Hugo shows up in the song’s brand-new video, which finds Stalley… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Action Bronson & Party Supplies – “Hookers At The Point” Video (NSFW)

The great and ascendant New York rapper Action Bronson has teamed with producer Party Supplies for a new mixtape called Blue Chips that’s set to arrive in about a week. Below, we’ve got a video for the new track “Hookers At The Point,” a nasty, unflinching look at the prostitutes and junkies to be found… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2012 - 2:48 pm