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Category Archives: Video Soul
It’s crazy that producers are still trying to mimic that Dr. Octagon sound. But maybe that’s the first thing they think of when they hear Kool Keith. Tom Waits also does his growly minstrel thing. Directed and animated by Fluorescent … Continue reading
This track drew major attention when Kid Cudi used it for his A Kid Named Cudi mixtape. The video is over a year old, but it’s indelible enough to warrant a late pass. I’ve already written about Nosaj Thing, and … Continue reading
PUTS gives it up and turns it loose. My only quibble is with their baggy white pants. You got to wear ’em tight, baby! Directed by Chris Zamoscianyk and Thes One. Taken from Carried Away, in stores now.
DC rappers are Wu-Tang’in it: K Beta, X.O., Oddisee, Ra the MC, Judah, T.E.F.L.O.N. and Wordsmith. Like most posse cuts, some bars are better than others. Viewed via CocaineBlunts.com. Taken from J-Scrilla’s Culture of Honor compilation.
People are going to compare this to Fantastic Planet, but I’m going to offer Frank Zappa’s Baby Snakes as a possible inspiration. (Look it up!) Directed by Yu Sato of SSSR. Taken from CrownsDown, in stores now.
For all my beat heads. The medley features the duo’s “Underwater High Rise,” Nico Mulhy’s “Mothertongue Pt. 1” and Mizz Beats’ “Blue Night.” Directed and animated by Sara Taigher using illustrations by Maria Chiara Di Giorgio. Taken from the mix … Continue reading
The rapper formerly known as Supastition spits grown man talk for that VH1 Soul action. Directed by Matt Koza. Taken from Splitting Image, in stores now.
And now for something different…Aaliyah blends are as common as karaoke singers, but Belief’s remix is actually pretty dope. DJ Steve1der edits the original video to fit the new style. Taken from Belief’s forthcoming mixtape of Aaliyah remixes. Aaliyah, Try … Continue reading
This is one of the better tracks from Eyedea & Abilities’ By the Throat. And the concept for the video is very imaginative. All in all, nicely done. Directed by Maria Juranic.
Remember in the 90s when rappers use to compose battle anthems for random B-movie action flicks? This is like a throwback to that.
Death of Auto-Tune, chapter 456. From Amp Live’s forthcoming album Murder at the Disco on Child’s Play/Om Records.
Hiero meets Fight Club. All of the crew makes an appearance, but only A-Plus, Casual and Pep Love drop verses. Dude, Casual’s looking rocked up in this one. Looks like he’s been doing a lot of cardio. Directed by Paul … Continue reading
This premiered on MTV.com yesterday, among other sites. Not really feeling the track, but the video’s suitable for Halloween. Directed by Isaac Gayle. Taken from Never Better.
Hmm…the storyline for this one is a bit confusing. Are these three guys who, burdened by family and responsibilities, eventually go bad? Not sure. And Toki Wright has an interesting flow…on nearly every line he raps at a normal pace, … Continue reading
I love this video.
I don’t fuck with a lot of street rappers, but Cormega gets a pass. Directed by Brian “Deka” Paupaw. Taken from Born and Raised, which dropped last week.
From J.J. Brown’s album Connect the Dots, which drops November 10. They’re having fun with it.
Mayer Hawthorne gets hammered in a bar, and random hot chicks start messing with his head. We’ve all been there. From the just-released album A Strange Arrangement.
More goodness from Del and Tame One. Directed by Alex Ghassan, it features some nice shots of Tame’s graff work and a requisite Fat Beats scene. Taken from the duo’s Parallel Uni-verse, which dropped yesterday.