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Category Archives: Video Soul
Here’s another clip from Exile’s Radio: AM/FM project. It features three remixes of “Population Control” by Samiyam, Dibiase and Free the Robots, as well as the original track. Directed and edited by Greg “The Dude” Ponstingl. Co-directed by Exile and … Continue reading
Pigeon John is so freaking earnest it’s hard to get into his music sometimes. But this one’s worth the effort. Directed by Matt Hobbs. Taken from Dragon Slayer, which is in stores now.
Here is a two-part short film, The Model. It’s based on Seu Jorge & Almaz’s cover of the Kraftwerk classic “The Model.” The film incorporates footage of an incredible home in the Hollywood Hills and dream-like images of the beautiful … Continue reading
Here’s another great track from Oakland’s Zion I. Directed by Paul Bradley and Robin Twomey. Taken from Atomic Clock, in stores now.
Here’s a massive Yay Area posse cut featuring the Grouch & Eligh, Zumbi, Chris Young, Bambu, Fashawn and Dude Royal. Created by Vital Films Inc. Taken from Amp Live’s Murder at the Discotech, in stores now.
Call it hypocrisy or subversion: This video, which criticizes corporate manipulation of public opinion, debuted on VTech Phones’ website. Directed by Mikael Columbu. Taken from Airtight’s Revenge, which is in stores now.
Here’s a joint from Brother Ali’s US. The visuals are clearly inspired by Kara Walker’s silhouette art. Not sure why this is appearing a year after the album dropped, but it may have to do something with Ali’s upcoming appearance … Continue reading
Time for some videos. First up: UK rapper Ghostpoet’s debut clip. Directed by Tim Brown. Taken from Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, which drops February 7.
Yes, I am posting lots of videos at the moment. Maybe I need to get a Tumblr page. This one is a promo video for Barcelona producer My Dry Wet Mess’ Irrational Alphabet, which drops October 26 on Magical Properties … Continue reading
Decon Media started as a video production company, so of course they have a dope clip to accompany the Alchemist and Oh No’s debut single as Gangrene. I think those two are better producers than rappers, though. Directed by William … Continue reading
More 8-bit video game beats, with some witty visuals to accompany them. Directed by Anthony Ciannamea. Taken from Machines Hate Me, which is in stores now.
L.A.’s mystery white boy soundtracks a samurai’s last moments. The woodsy scenes are reminiscent of Princess Mononoke. Directed by Alex Takacs and Joe Nankin for Young Replicant. Taken from Baths’ Cerulean, in stores now.
Directed by Jerome D. Taken from Exile’s Radio: AM/FM, in stores now.
Decent backpack jam by Milwaukee’s KHB, with a nice opening verse from Raashan Ahmad. Bonus points for a nice loop of Earth, Wind and Fire’s “Fan the Fire.” Directed by Michael Danahey. Shot and edited by Darren Cole for Alphabang … Continue reading
Directed by Jokes. Taken from Stuck on an Island, which drops October 12.
This isn’t hip-hop, per se, although Prefuse 73 produced it. However, I’ve been playing this song for months. The video is okay, but it doesn’t really do the track justice. Directed by Cuauhtzin Gutierrez. Taken from the Origins EP, which … Continue reading
From the press release: “The video for El-P’s “Time Won’t Tell” is inspired by a childhood memory of director Shan Nicholson, who grew up in the “Old New York” during a time when necessity often bred creativity. This video depicts … Continue reading
Here’s one from New York group Mazzi and S.O.U.L. Purpose, with Maya Azucena on the chorus. From the forthcoming mixtape The Inspection.
Here’s a clip for the new collaboration between Invincible and Waajeed. The song is not only a celebration of the community organization Detroit Summer, but a sequel to “Detroit Winter” from Platinum Pied Pipers’ Triple P. The duo just released … Continue reading