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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The best music-related video of the week was obviously the 10-minute Black Thought freestyle that realigned the planets of the solar system and brought the dinosaurs back to life. But there were some actual music videos this week, too, and some of them were good. This week’s picks are below. More »

Brockhampton – “Rental” Video

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Just before the year comes to a close, Brockhampton’s back with their third release of 2017, the finale to their Saturation trilogy. True to form, the group offered a fast and furious lead-up to the release of Saturation III, dropping a few new videos and songs in rapid succession, beginning with the addicting “More »

BROCKHAMPTON – “BOOGIE” Video

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We just named Brockhampton’s Saturation II one of the best albums of 2017, but Brockhampton’s 2017 isn’t over yet. The rap collective/boy band are about to finish up their big trilogy this week with Saturation III, which may or may be their last studio album, and today they’ve shared its first single. More »

Hear A Conversation Between Spike Jonze & Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract

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Brockhampton ringleader Kevin Abstract has talked about his admiration for Spike Jonze in the past, and he was able to sit down with the famous director for an episode of the Launch Left podcast, which is hosted by Rain Joan and Moon Unit Zappa. You can listen to the whole episode below. More »

On 9/11 Brockhampton Offered An Escape From NYC

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There’s always a weird energy worming its way through the Big Apple on 9/11. An ambivalent mixture of melancholy, pride, mourning, hopefulness, leeriness, and togetherness courses through the city, weaving throughout the dense metropolis to affect individuals in different ways. It seems everyone knows someone who was touched by 9/11, so it’s hard not to … More »

BROCKHAMPTON – “Sweet” Video

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If you’re not already excited about Brockhampton, it’s time to get excited. The LA-via-Texas rap collective are about to drop Saturation II, their second full-length of the summer, on Friday, and we’ve already seen electrifying videos for “Gummy,” “Swamp,” and “Junky.” Now they’ve shared another one for a new song called … More »

BROCKHAMPTON – “JUNKY” Video

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Brockhampton don’t waste any time. The LA-via-Texas rap and art collective just released their Saturation album in June, and in the past couple of weeks, they’ve already shared two songs from its imminent follow-up. Now, in the wake up “Gummy” and “Swamp,” they’ve come through with yet another music video, this time for … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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Hey it’s Gabriela Tully Claymore in for Tom Breihan this week. How are you? I myself am doing well. I woke up at the literal crack of dawn to watch every video that came out this week and debate which would land the #1 spot on my list. If you disagree with me, that’s totally … More »

Kevin Abstract – “Yellow” & “Miserable America”

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Kevin Abstract - "Yellow" & "Miserable America"A few months back, Kevin Abstract — the project of Brockhampton leader and LA-via-Texas musician Ian Simpson — released “Empty,” a great song with an equally memorable music video as a precursor to his new album, American Boyfriend. Earlier this week, he announced that the album would be released on 11/18 and … More »