Category Archives: Video

Close Your Eyes

Video // Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)”

Run The Jewels duo, Killer Mike and El-P, brought to life their emotionally-charged track, “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” with the help from director A.G. Rojas.  Wow.  With lyrics that incite blacks from all types of loyalties (from

Close Your Eyes

Video // Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)”

Run The Jewels duo, Killer Mike and El-P, brought to life their emotionally-charged track, “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” with the help from director A.G. Rojas.  Wow.  With lyrics that incite blacks from all types of loyalties (from

Wait

Video // tUnE-yArDs – “Wait For A Minute”

Check out my girl Merril Garbus as tUnE-yArDs in her latest visual treatment for her song, “Wait for a Minute”. Featured on her most recent album Nikki Nack, “Wait for a Minute” is a super blissful way of saying “GET

Wait

Video // tUnE-yArDs – “Wait For A Minute”

Check out my girl Merril Garbus as tUnE-yArDs in her latest visual treatment for her song, “Wait for a Minute”. Featured on her most recent album Nikki Nack, “Wait for a Minute” is a super blissful way of saying “GET

Loud Places

Video // Jamie xx ft. Romy – “Loud Places”

It’s always exciting when there’s new music from Jamie xx on the horizon.  Not only did he announce his forthcoming album, In Colour, but also released two brand new track and unveiled a rack of international tour dates to celebrate. 

Loud Places

Video // Jamie xx ft. Romy – “Loud Places”

It’s always exciting when there’s new music from Jamie xx on the horizon.  Not only did he announce his forthcoming album, In Colour, but also released two brand new track and unveiled a rack of international tour dates to celebrate. 

Coming Home

Video // Leon Bridges – “Coming Home”

I’m pretty sure I lose every ounce of professionalism I have when it comes to writing about Leon Bridges.  Because honestly, I just want to write him a love letter telling him how much his music saved my soul and

Coming Home

Video // Leon Bridges – “Coming Home”

I’m pretty sure I lose every ounce of professionalism I have when it comes to writing about Leon Bridges.  Because honestly, I just want to write him a love letter telling him how much his music saved my soul and

D.R.A.M.

Video // D.R.A.M. – “Cha Cha”

  If I had half as much fun as D.R.A.M. has just livin’ his damn life, I’d be doin’ quite alright for myself.  From visiting with Rick Rubin to gaining the attention of Chance The Rapper (and the rest of

D.R.A.M.

Video // D.R.A.M. – “Cha Cha”

  If I had half as much fun as D.R.A.M. has just livin’ his damn life, I’d be doin’ quite alright for myself.  From visiting with Rick Rubin to gaining the attention of Chance The Rapper (and the rest of

Ava Luna

Listen // Ava Luna – “Coat of Shellac”

I just love how low key sexy this track is from New York’s Ava Luna. “Coat of Shellac” boasts these slightly suggestive riffs behind lead singer Felicia Douglass’s groovy vocals that make this one of those tracks that you gotta

Ava Luna

Listen // Ava Luna – “Coat of Shellac”

I just love how low key sexy this track is from New York’s Ava Luna. “Coat of Shellac” boasts these slightly suggestive riffs behind lead singer Felicia Douglass’s groovy vocals that make this one of those tracks that you gotta

A Message

Video // Kelela – “A Message”

I can’t stop watching this video. Kelela has such a commanding presence that the video needs not much more than her and that’s it.  Add powerful moments like when she cuts off her own dreadlocks and when the vision shifts

A Message

Video // Kelela – “A Message”

I can’t stop watching this video. Kelela has such a commanding presence that the video needs not much more than her and that’s it.  Add powerful moments like when she cuts off her own dreadlocks and when the vision shifts

ALA.NI

Listen // ALA.NI – “Cherry Blossom”

With a voice like this, preserving the past seems to come second nature for ALA.NI. Her delicate voice seems to quiver as she travels her way from the speakers into the depths of my soul. It all started with the

ALA.NI

Listen // ALA.NI – “Cherry Blossom”

With a voice like this, preserving the past seems to come second nature for ALA.NI. Her delicate voice seems to quiver as she travels her way from the speakers into the depths of my soul. It all started with the

I Luv It

Video // Sunny & Gabe ft. D.R.A.M. – “I Luv It”

Watching this video for “I Luv It” just made me wish I lived right near da beach (Virginia Beach) and was IRL friends with Sunny & Gabe and D.R.A.M. (do you think they’d wanna kick it with me). Like, for

I Luv It

Video // Sunny & Gabe ft. D.R.A.M. – “I Luv It”

Watching this video for “I Luv It” just made me wish I lived right near da beach (Virginia Beach) and was IRL friends with Sunny & Gabe and D.R.A.M. (do you think they’d wanna kick it with me). Like, for

Push Pull

7 Music Videos To Watch All Week

Kanye West – “Only One” (ft. Paul McCartney) So I’ve heard a lot of detractors totally shaming Kanye West for his use of Auto-Tune in “Only One” but for real, yall, can this guy have a moment?!  Who cares if

Push Pull

7 Music Videos To Watch All Week

Kanye West – “Only One” (ft. Paul McCartney) So I’ve heard a lot of detractors totally shaming Kanye West for his use of Auto-Tune in “Only One” but for real, yall, can this guy have a moment?!  Who cares if

Enchanted

Learn // The Science of How Music Enchants the Brain

The more you know! “In the same way that a drug-induced dopamine surge leaves you craving more, music becomes addictive — the dopamine tells your body it was rewarded and creates a desire to seek out more.”

Enchanted

Learn // The Science of How Music Enchants the Brain

The more you know! “In the same way that a drug-induced dopamine surge leaves you craving more, music becomes addictive — the dopamine tells your body it was rewarded and creates a desire to seek out more.”

ALA.NI

Video // ALA.NI – “Suddenly”

There’s something about real music that steals the words right off my tongue. Especially music that is crafted by artists who aren’t too concerned with fitting into today’s mold of mainstream popularity.  The way it sounds so intricate and so personal and

ALA.NI

Video // ALA.NI – “Suddenly”

There’s something about real music that steals the words right off my tongue. Especially music that is crafted by artists who aren’t too concerned with fitting into today’s mold of mainstream popularity.  The way it sounds so intricate and so personal and

Hands Up

Video // Blaqstarr – “Hands Up Thumbs Down”

After Mad Decent released Blaq Files earlier this year, classic Baltimore club productions from Blaqstarr became smashing hits all over again. File sharing wasn’t running rampant between 2002 and 2006 when these tracks were originally produced and released, so a re-release

Hands Up

Video // Blaqstarr – “Hands Up Thumbs Down”

After Mad Decent released Blaq Files earlier this year, classic Baltimore club productions from Blaqstarr became smashing hits all over again. File sharing wasn’t running rampant between 2002 and 2006 when these tracks were originally produced and released, so a re-release

Blockbuster Night Part 1

Video // Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1″

The ominous beat of “Blockbuster Night Part 1″ from Run The Jewels‘ second album, RTJ2, came in handy for this music video for the track.  Directed by Trevor Kane, the video features Killer Mike and El-P as they take the

Blockbuster Night Part 1

Video // Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1″

The ominous beat of “Blockbuster Night Part 1″ from Run The Jewels‘ second album, RTJ2, came in handy for this music video for the track.  Directed by Trevor Kane, the video features Killer Mike and El-P as they take the

That Did It

Listen // Sleigh Bells ft. Tink – “That Did It” (+ Video!)

I love it when a good thing comes together.  After some apparent chemistry at SXSW, Red Bull paired up Brooklyn’s noise-pop duo, Sleigh Bells, with Chicago rapper, Tink, over the summer to see what would happen.  The result?  A loud,

That Did It

Listen // Sleigh Bells ft. Tink – “That Did It” (+ Video!)

I love it when a good thing comes together.  After some apparent chemistry at SXSW, Red Bull paired up Brooklyn’s noise-pop duo, Sleigh Bells, with Chicago rapper, Tink, over the summer to see what would happen.  The result?  A loud,