The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018

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vidsIn the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn’t last. Music videos still exist on television, but niche ventures like the MTV Jams Channel only exist in the shadowy nether reaches of cable subscriptions, and that’s not where music videos … More »

Jay Rock – “ES Tales” Video

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Jay RockLast month, Jay Rock released his third studio album, Redemption. The TDE affiliate has amassed a respectable collection of music videos for songs from it, for “King’s Dead,” “Win” and “The Bloodiest,” and “OSOM.” Today, he’s teamed up with co-directors Dave Free and Jack Begert once again for a music … More »

Jay Rock – “ES Tales” Video

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Jay RockLast month, Jay Rock released his third studio album, Redemption. The TDE affiliate has amassed a respectable collection of music videos for songs from it, for “King’s Dead,” “Win” and “The Bloodiest,” and “OSOM.” Today, he’s teamed up with co-directors Dave Free and Jack Begert once again for a music … More »

Jay Rock – “OSOM” (Feat. J. Cole) Video

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J. Cole & Jay RockThe past few days in rap music criticism have been consumed with conversations about Nas’ new album and JAY-Z and Beyoncé’s new album and the death of XXXTentacion. It’s been a lot, and it hasn’t left much room for conversation about the real rap album of the week: Jay Rock’s Redemption. More »

SZA – “Broken Clocks” Video

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Since her Ctrl album came out last year, SZA has become a star, which means that she’s getting the chances to make the same kinds of eye-popping music videos that her TDE labelmates usually get. And since pretty much every song on Ctrl seems to demand a music video of its own, it’s good … More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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We got a good Halloween album this year, but we didn’t get enough good Halloween video. There were plenty of good music videos this past week; they just weren’t Halloween-specific. I was looking forward to seeing more bands eaten by zombies or whatever. Try harder next year, music video directors! This week’s picks are … More »

Rich The Kid – “New Freezer” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video

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Kendrick Lamar has gone guest-verse-crazy in recent months, and the best song with a Kendrick feature might well be “New Freezer,” the track that Atlanta rapper Rich The Kid released last month. Today, we get a video for “New Freezer,” and it’s a fun one. The hyper-stylized clip features cars too fancy to function … More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016

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business, technology and office concept - smiling business team with laptop computers and coffee having discussion in officeThe music-video event of 2016 was easily the HBO premiere of Beyoncé’s Lemonade — inarguably one of the best albums of the year, and maybe one of the best movies, too. Lemonade was a leap — an indulgent artistic vision that could’ve easily fallen flat on its face and somehow instead transcended the music-video form, … More »