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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 »

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 »

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 »

More Shomi Patwary stories

A$AP Rocky – “Jukebox Joints” Video

Kanye West co-produced and rapped on the hazy and soul-drenched "Jukebox Joints," one of the standout tracks from A$AP Rocky's excellent new drug-rap album At.Long.Last.A$AP.
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2015 - 10:53 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…
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 hi…
James Rettig | October 3, 2014 - 12:21 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 reference…
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…
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 lineu…
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,…
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…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2012 - 10:45 am