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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you were some kind of underground artist making a video this week, it was hard to compete. A few big stars on big labels (or with big cable networks backing them) made videos so goofy and fun and entertaining that no indie type could afford to compete. And yet this week’s best video still… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were a couple of big high-profile videos this week from artists I like, and they had big ideas, but they didn’t move me much. The video for Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” went for a certain classicist magazine-shoot simplicity, and while Rihanna turned in a hell of a charismatic performance, the video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2015 - 9:36 am

Migos – “Cross The Country” Video

The young Atlanta rap trio Migos are the rare rap group who can maintain a giddy energy over a six-and-a-half-minute song, and the title of “Cross The Country,” the opening track from the group’s great new Rich Nigga Timeline mixtape, turns out to be something of an understatement. The group filmed the song’s FADER-produced new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2015 - 9:42 am

A$AP Rocky – “Multiply” Video (Feat. Juicy J)

A$AP Rocky debuted his new single “Multiply” tonight, along with a video for it. It’s the first solo track we’ve heard from Flacko since his debut album last year, LONG.LIVE.A$AP, which made him and the A$AP crew into certifiable rap stars. He debuted this song at Coachella earlier this year. It would make sense that… More »

By: James Rettig / October 3, 2014 - 12:21 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last Friday was the Fourth Of July, which meant we didn’t run one of these lists. But the videos kept piling up, and so we’re giving you our picks for this week’s five best videos, as well as, without comment, last week’s picks. You deserve to have a lot of shit to watch on your… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2014 - 9:51 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, whoever’s in charge of music video releases! Can you space things out a little better, please? Last week, I scrambled to come up with five watchable videos. This week, I have to leave out a few videos that I legitimately loved, only because the selection was too rich. That’s why you won’t find Mogwai’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Pictureplane – “Self Control” Video

It’s been about three years since the Denver producer Pictureplane broke us off with his great Thee Physical album, and while he’s not ready to let us know about any new LPs he has in the work, he’s just made an immersive, stylish-as-hell video for a pulsing new track called “Self Control.” Pictureplane has moved… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2014 - 4:31 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn’t do one of these columns last week, since there were almost no music videos. At this point, the music industry has stretched and woken up, a few big albums and mixtapes have come out, a lot more are on the way, and the holiday lull is officially over. This has not yet spread… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2014 - 10:59 am

A$AP Ferg – “Hood Pope” Video

When I say A$AP Ferg’s “Hood Pope” was one of my favorite songs of 2013, I mean I couldn’t go 60 seconds some days without emulating the mournfully crooned multi-syllabic “Oooohhhhh” that kicks off the chorus. So I’m delighted to report that the song now has a video featuring Ferg cruising through Harlem, rounding u… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 2, 2014 - 10:06 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom is in Sweden, so I’m here to deliver you the best videos of the week. If I had the gall to actually take over this column and implement the non-music video content he’s been threatening to list here time and time again, perhaps we’d be looking at the 5 Best Riff Raff Vines Of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 9, 2013 - 11:54 am

World’s Fair – “’96 Knicks” Video

Last April, World’s Fair released their 50 Cent-interpolating “’96 Knicks” on Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg’s New York Renaissance mixtape. The cut, which uses references both the “What Up, Gangsta?” hook and the NYK-Miami Heat playoff games of 1996, has always felt triumphant, but its video has a little bit of extra oomph because it… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 7, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Prince SAMO – “Flowers” (Feat. Mr. MFN eXquire, Remy Banks, & Goldie Glo) Video

Last week, we were gifted Lakutis’s “Too Ill For The Law” and its brooding clip co-crafted by visionary director Shomi Patwary. Here’s another piece of his work, “Flowers,” a collab between Prince SAMO and Remy Banks of Queens crew World’s Fair and Mr. MNF eXquire and his Peel Off cohort Goldie Glo. For this unio… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 2, 2013 - 2:43 pm

A-Trak – “Piss Test Remix” Video (Feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flosstradamus)

In assembling the remix for his awesomely ignorant Juicy J/Danny Brown drug-rap throwdown “Piss Test,” dance-rap baron A-Trak recruited a deep, wide, and fascinating lineup of collaborators. In director Shomi Patwary’s new video for the remix, almost all of them show up, looking blitzed out of their minds on one substance or another, while the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2013 - 11:29 am

A$AP Mob – “Bath Salt” Video (Feat. Flatbush Zombies)

Bath Salt” was the first single we heard from A$AP Mob’s crew mixtape Lord$ Never Worry, our reigning Mixtape Of The Week. And last night, the crew posted the track’s video which features all four of the song’s rappers — A$AP Rocky, Baltimore livewire A$AP Ant, conceptually aligned Brooklyn duo Flatbush Zombies — going nut… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2012 - 8:51 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I haven’t been charting it or anything, but I’ve been writing these lists for the better part of a year now, and despite a few slow weeks, they seem to get better all the time. So here’s something to chew on: We could be living through a new golden era of the music video, eve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 24, 2012 - 10:45 am