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Category Archives: Video Soul
This isn’t exactly what I expected in regards to a video treatment for this track, but I guess it fits in with the current quirky/”indie” aesthetic. At least there weren’t any naked white guys running around (inside joke). Directed by … Continue reading
Sex, drugs and hip hop, New Jeru style. I thought Tame One had that style locked up? Directed by, uh, Dale. Taken from GDP’s Realistic Expectations, which drops January 26 on Division East.
Not sure what I think about this one. The Cool Kids give an assist to newcomer Stalley, who kicks a predictable crack-rap verse. The production is by Ski Beatz, who makes a beat…that sounds just like a Cool Kids beat. … Continue reading
Not a big fan of the track but the video is cute. I’m wondering if the new rap gen will actually put their money where their mouth is in ’10? Directed by Ben Fries.
M.I.A. drives the Internet nuts with this low-fi treatment for a demo from her forthcoming album. (January 15 update): It turns out the song is actually called “Space Odyssey,” and is a protest against the post-civil war violence in Sri … Continue reading
Sorry for the lack of posts in the new year. And yeah, I know that every website on the Internet has already posted this. But I don’t care. Directed by Coodie & Chike. Taken from The Ecstatic.
This video is seven minutes long…too long. But it has some impressive shots of the Los Alamitos Race Course, and hey, it’s 2Mex (with beats by Deeskee). Hopefully it’s a teaser for his forthcoming Strange Famous album. Directed by Ryan … Continue reading
You’ve seen him on the undercard for dozens of indie-rap shows and wondered, “Who’s that white dude?” Now watch him cavort with Mexican wrestlers and buxom women. Directed by Jonathon Narducci and Brian Morrow. Taken from The Honey, which drops … Continue reading
Here’s some ATL flavor from Collective Efforts, which is part of Sound Tribe Sector 9’s camp. Their new album, Freezing World, drops February 16 on 1320 Records. Directed by Matt Ackerman and Chris Watson of Green Leather Sofa Productions.
Decent conscious rap by Minneapolis’ I.B.E. (Intelligent Black Enterprise), with Rhymesayers’ Toki Wright on a second-verse assist. Directed by Stevie Kane of One Light Collective. Taken from I.B.E.’s The Feel mixtape, which you can download here.
Georgia Anne Muldrow’s best song to date gets an excellent treatment. It honors her homey, down-to-Earth vibe while adding graphic elements that make for a very nice clip. Directed by Ogechi. Taken from Umsindo. Props to Frolab.com for the link.
Kid Cudi plus Mick Boogie, Drake, Consequence, socialite Daphne Guinness and members of MGMT and Ratatat equals a champagne-soaked NYE-style party. Directed by Brody Baker of KnowMore Productions (the same guy behind Animal Collective’s drippy “My Girls” clip). From Man … Continue reading
Artist of the year candidate appropriates a one-cam strategy to unique (if slightly annoying) effect. Apologies for the OnSmash.com linkage, I didn’t look for a non-site-affiliated clip this time. Directed by Dribblez & Weirdcore. Taken from The Ecstatic.
Dam-Funk brings the funk to a few needy souls. But will the white kids listen? Look out for a cameo by Nite Jewel. Directed by Henry DeMaio. From Toeachizown, in stores now.
From the All Natural family of artists. Check for the shot of Tone B. Nimble in the vinyl stacks. Filmed by Corey Fuentes and edited by Konee Rok. From Artist Workshop, in stores now.
The only reason I’m posting this is because the track is so f’ing banging. To all you mainstream rappers trying to replicate those $500 K video shoots from back in the day with $20 K and a flip-cam operated by … Continue reading
Not exactly backpack thugs, but definitely backpack party rap — in a good way. From Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez, in stores now.
Lots of pretty ladies in this one…as well as cameos from Wood “Barksdale” Harris, Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Jay Electronica and other L.A. soul peeps some of y’all will recognize. Directed by Greg Ponstingl. From Shafiq En’ A-Free-Kah, in stores … Continue reading
The Teacha and Buckshot Shorty interface with Tron. I like how each video from this project has them confronting a seemingly futuristic industry built on the same old scams. Directed by Todd Angkasuwan. From Survival Skills, out now.