Today would have been DJ Rashad's Birthday. Hyperdub and Teklife celebrate his life via video
Jimmy Ness’ first communion video was directed by Diane Martel Modern rap videos seem to direct themselves. They have 2-3 scenes. The artist does their best frowny face and points a finger gun at the camera. There‚Äôs a cool rented car, a gritty urban backdrop, a seductive vixen and an appearance from another popular artist. […]
Novelist enters the Yard February 7, 2014
Son Raw hit you with TSSS TSSS! Zha, whose mixtape I recently shared, is starting a new Youtube series highlighting up and coming emcees. Now I usually wouldn’t post a freestyle video, lord knows there’s enough sites dedicated those if you want to trawl through gigs worth of aspiring rappers, but once he roped in […]
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Slava P defeated Aubrey G in the 2005 Toronto Hebrew School Rap-Off. What do you do when you drop a just-okay single for your third album? Well, if you’re Aubrey Grahammy, you release some visuals that stretch your two minute song out to five-plus, all while profusely mentioning the city you grew up in (again) […]
On one hand, the rap song named after the famous person meme has been dead since Lil B made “Charlie Sheen.” On the other hand, Nacho Picasso opens “Dean Martin” with a clip from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and spends the entirety of the video dressed up in a gray suit and bowtie. Don’t ask […]
Sasha Go Hard: Pretty Fly January 9, 2013
There is no truth to the rumor that I am the long-haired hipster in the peasant button-up whipping his hair like an American Apparel Willow Smith. But it’s nice to see that Sasha Go Hard allows the Flosstradamus set to crash her roof-top functions. If you didn’t pay obsessive attention to the Chicago Drill scene […]
Just once I would like Berlin to be the preferred European locale to signify continental luxury. That would definitely get Kendrick up on Resident Adviser. That said, videos set in Compton featuring LA Kings jerseys are always infallible. This is a fact. The best part of the “Backseat Freestyle” video is watching Sherane making it […]
Last week, I went to the VMAs for Spin. When you cover a spectacle of such grotesque neon magnitude, it forces you to grapple with the idea of stardom. Everyone on-stage is more famous than we can comprehend — they are the only thing that makes me believe Mitt Romney when he said that corporations […]
In which Ariel Pink re-enacts the Highland Park version of the Parker Posey episodes of Louie. Except with 80s childhood remembrance summoned not through musical signifiers but through the faded camcorder tint, flashing “Play” signs, Polaroids and sitcom credit shrugs. It is as cheesy, sincere, ironic, hilarious and great as all of Mature Themes. Let’s […]
File this video somewhere between The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Westside Story, A Clockwork Orange, the story of Hansel and Gretal and The Barber of Seville. Black Moth Super Rainbow living up to the bleakness and kaleidoscopic color of their name — as always. Too weird to live, too rare to let those haircuts persist. […]