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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I'm grateful for a lot of things in this life, and here's one of them: I now have another week to sort out my feelings…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2018 - 2:25 pm

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

In this space in past years, I've usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It's a variation of the auteur theory, as…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 11:23 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We got a good Halloween album this year, but we didn't get enough good Halloween video. There were plenty of good music videos this past…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2017 - 3:51 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best music-related video of the week was clearly this one, of someone reading Dr. Seuss' There's A Wocket In My Pocket, in perfect Migos-flow…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2018 - 11:32 am

SZA – “Broken Clocks” Video

Since her Ctrl album came out last year, SZA has become a star, which means that she's getting the chances to make the same kinds…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2018 - 9:00 am

Jay Rock – “King’s Dead” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake) Video

We heard the remarkable Jay Rock x Kendrick Lamar x Future x James Blake collab "King's Dead" for the first time last month and we…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 15, 2018 - 3:24 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We got a good Halloween album this year, but we didn't get enough good Halloween video. There were plenty of good music videos this past…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2017 - 3:51 pm

Rich The Kid – “New Freezer” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video

Kendrick Lamar has gone guest-verse-crazy in recent months, and the best song with a Kendrick feature might well be "New Freezer," the track that Atlanta…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2017 - 12:41 pm

2016 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016

The music-video event of 2016 was easily the HBO premiere of Beyoncé's Lemonade -- inarguably one of the best albums of the year, and maybe…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2016 - 10:16 am

Lance Skiiiwalker – “Toaster” (Feat. ScHoolboy Q) Video

TDE's most eccentric, Lance Skiiiwalker, recently dropped his debut full-length Introverted Intuition out of the clear blue sky. It's pretty fitting because dude's head is…
Collin Robinson | November 8, 2016 - 3:59 pm

Lance Skiiiwalker – “Attraction” Video

The enigmatic TDE sing-rapper Lance Skiiiwalker dropped his debut album, Introverted Intuition, out of nowhere a couple days ago. It's a deeply arcane collection of…
Collin Robinson | October 20, 2016 - 3:22 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Up until this week, Hiro Murai was arguably the best director working in the medium of music video. This week, he became arguably the best…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2016 - 4:44 pm

Isaiah Rashad – “4r Da Squaw” Video

Isaiah Rashad just dropped his full-length debut, The Sun's Tirade. The TDE Southern rep came correct with a varied mix of aesthetics -- traversing several…
Collin Robinson | September 2, 2016 - 3:50 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's not a music video, but I'd like to draw your attention to this video, of Parquet Courts and Bun B performing together on Colbert
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2016 - 1:04 pm

Schoolboy Q – “Black THougHts (Pt. 3)” Video

On Friday, Schoolboy Q released his powerful, angry new album Blank Face LP. And today, Q completes his trilogy of videos, a powerful and narrative-heavy…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2016 - 9:22 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was certainly an eventful week in the music-video universe, though not entirely for good reasons. The thing that sucked up all the oxygen in…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2016 - 12:47 pm
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