Kendrick Lamar – “LOVE.” (Feat. Zacari) Video

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Kendrick Lamar has a way with visuals. For a while now, each new Kendrick video has felt like an event, a place where his visionary outlook extends and, somehow, even further deepens the music. This has remained true throughout the DAMN. era, in which he dropped the instant-classic “HUMBLE.” video, full of immediately iconic … 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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Taylor Swift’s “…Ready For It?” is a pretty bad video, and it’s not even bad in the ways that you would expect a Taylor Swift video to be bad. It’s expensive and meaningless and even maybe slightly pretentious? But at least it’s not boring? I have no idea what’s happening with it, and I … More »

Camila Cabello – “Havana” (Feat. Young Thug) Video

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Fifth Harmony expat Camila Cabello has been realizing her considerable promise this year with a string of singles intended for her upcoming debut album The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving. One of them, the salsa-inflected Young Thug collaboration “Havana,” is up to #20 on the new Billboard Hot 100 and has climbed all the … More »

Kendrick Lamar Wins Video Of The Year At The 2017 VMAs

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Kendrick Lamar kicked off the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards with an excellent performance, and after three hours of mostly garbage, he returned at the end to accept the award for Video Of The Year. Kendrick, director Dave Meyers, and producer Dave Free took the stage to accept the honors on behalf of “HUMBLE.” … More »

Kendrick Lamar – “LOYALTY.” (Feat. Rihanna) Video

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One of the most obvious singles on Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is “LOYALTY.” It’s one of the only tracks to feature a superstar guest vocalist — Rihanna, who also qualifies as the album’s only guest rapper — and it’s got that undeniable summer jam vibe about it. So it’s about time the track is getting … More »

Kendrick Lamar – “LOYALTY.” (Feat. Rihanna) Video

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One of the most obvious singles on Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is “LOYALTY.” It’s one of the only tracks to feature a superstar guest vocalist — Rihanna, who also qualifies as the album’s only guest rapper — and it’s got that undeniable summer jam vibe about it. So it’s about time the track is getting … More »

Kendrick Lamar – “LOYALTY.” (Feat. Rihanna) Video

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One of the most obvious singles on Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is “LOYALTY.” It’s one of the only tracks to feature a superstar guest vocalist — Rihanna, who also qualifies as the album’s only guest rapper — and it’s got that undeniable summer jam vibe about it. So it’s about time the track is getting … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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st82videoThis week’s two best music-related videos both involved, in some capacity, rap music and children: Migos rapping Llama Llama Red Pajama and Anderson .Paak dancing with his son on Ellen. These are dire times, and videos like those are going to be necessary to keep our spirits up. Unfortunately, neither one is an … More »

Missy Elliott – “I’m Better” (Feat. Lamb) Video

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Missy Elliott - "I'm Better" (Feat. Lamb)After releasing the Pharrell collab “WTF (Where They From)” at the tail end of 2015 and the Super Bowl single “Pep Rally” at the beginning of 2016, Missy Elliott stayed pretty quiet for the rest of the year. (Yes, we’re trying to forget that new Ghostbusters theme song.) But now she’s just … More »