Brockhampton – “1997 Diana” Video

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LA alt-rap boy band Brockhampton blew up last year in the midst of releasing their Saturation album trilogy. The heightened attention brought with it some disturbing allegations against now-former bandmate Ameer Vann a few months ago. Now they’re gearing up to share a new album, without Vann, called The Best Years … More »

Brockhampton – “1998 TRUMAN” Video

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Brockhampton-1999-Truman-videoBrockhampton season never really goes away. Sometimes, it just goes quiet for a few weeks at a time. But now it’s back with a vengeance. After releasing three albums last year, the multifaceted LA-based rap boy band has been getting ready to release a new album that’s apparently called The Best Years Of Our Lives. More »

Brockhampton – “1999 WILDFIRE” Video

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Kevin AbstractComing off of the release of their trilogy of classic Saturation albums last year, the restless, creative, endlessly energetic LA-via-Texas rap collective/boy band Brockhampton were on a roll. But shortly after signing to RCA and announcing a new album called Puppy this spring, the future of the group was called into question in … More »

Kevin Abstract Addresses Ameer Vann Allegations, Says Brockhampton’s Next Album Is Probably Delayed

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Last week, Brockhampton member Ameer Vann was accused of sexual misconduct, manipulation, and abuse. Vann denied any criminal wrongdoing, but admitted that he had “been in relationships where I’ve fucked up and disrespected my partners.” Kevin Abstract, the ringleader of the group, took to his Instagram Live last night (via High Snobiety) … More »

Watch Nardwuar Interview Brockhampton

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One of the weird pleasures of music fandom, in recent years, has been watching young rap stars who are first baffled and then deeply enthusiastic while speaking with veteran video-interview Nardwuar. Nardwuar does deep research into all his interview subjects, coming up with little factoids about each of them that even their closest friends might … 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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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 »