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Category Archives: Video Soul
Tejano psychedelia, courtesy of Duey FM. Directed by Brian Torres Korlofsky. Taken from Me Gusto, which is in stores now.
MED and Madlib go the boogie route. My only problem is that MED lays his head to sleep on a stack of records near the end. A true record lover would never do that.
Props to Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek for commissioning this video. Kweli gets so much criticism for being an anachronism — a rapper concerned with social issues. It takes a major disaster like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of … Continue reading
I spotted this video over at Okayplayer.com. As you know, I am a big fan of Sa-Ra Creative Partners, even when it comes to their coked-out material. But “South$ide Blood Cuzn” is kind of a mess. It’s bliss funk that’s … Continue reading
I think this is the fourth video from A Strange Arrangement. This isn’t my favorite track on the album, and I think I liked the “Green Eyed Love” clip better. But check it out for yourself. Directed by Henry DeMaio.
This track dropped in spring 2009 under the title “Kids (MGMT remix),” but for obvious reasons it was retitled “Opposite of Adults.” Okayplayer.com uploaded an Onsmash.com embedded clip, but I did a little research and found an official version. Taken … Continue reading
Remember DJ Spinna’s Sonic Smash from last summer? He finally completed a video for one of the tracks, “Get On Down.” New jacks Fresh Daily, P.SO and Homeboy Sandman provide raps. Directed by Pacool for Chancleta Films. Spotted via Okayplayer.com. … Continue reading
Hmm…not exactly Nocando’s cleanest lyric, but it will do. And the video is very imaginative. Busdriver shows up for a co-sign. Directed by Kyle Gray. Edited by Humberto Hidalgo. Taken from Jimmy the Lock.
Okay, some dudes front on Joell Ortiz. But the fact is he actually made a good album (The Bricks: Bodega Chronicles), and most rappers haven’t. So there. This video is very sweet…it reminds me a lot of rap videos from … Continue reading
You know how I feel about embedding players from other sites, but I don’t feel like searching for a non-affiliated version of this clip. Cyhi da Prince and Pill (who kills it) drop guest verses. Taken from Kanyeuniversity.com.
Okay, this one is for my NorCal heads. Lots of shots of the Mission District and Market Street in this one. And Richie Cunning has a decent flow. But what’s up with the Ferris Bueller meme? Directed by Trevor Traynor … Continue reading
This isn’t really on the hip hop or soul tip. The sound veers towards Kid Cudi’s electro-pop side. But it’s a nice tune, and the video is extraordinarily creative. “Symphonies” premiered on IFC’s new program “Automat” last night.
Jern Eye rhymes with Spank Pops and J Billion at the Golden Gate Bridge, with other San Francisco landmarks thrown in. Nice beat by Jake One. Directed by Lorenzo Escalante. Taken from the album Vision.
This clip incorporates documentary footage of Kam Moye making the promotional rounds along with some lip-synched scenes (which aren’t synched properly). The Marco Polo beat is nice. Directed by Charles Barcelona. Taken from Splitting Image, which is in stores now.
Donwill adds the first chapter in his homage to the John Cusack vinyl-nerd classic High Fidelity. Props for the visual shot of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane. Directed by Marques Green. Taken from Don Cusack in High Fidelity, which drops March … Continue reading
Interesting if disorienting clip. I would have preferred to see more of Gil instead of all the skateboard kids dressed up for Day of the Dead. However, videos are a marketing tool, and Scott-Heron’s label obviously wants the young folks … Continue reading
Oh snap, it’s Meanest Man Contest. Early 00s Anticon/”emo” rap geeks will remember those guys. Directed by John Irwin, and made in conjunction with the web series “TXTM3B1TCH.” Taken from the Partially Smart EP, which you can download here.
Count Bass D and Baltimore producer/MC DJ Pocket rock the low-fi visuals. Normally this would be a problem but, hey, it’s Count Bass D. Taken from the “street album” In the Loop, which you can download here.