Archive for the ‘Danger! Videoactive’ Category
South Philly’s CHAMPS is back with yet another fresh video. No doubt, this guy is a skilled emcee, but I think he keeps winning me over by choosing to rhyme over instrumentals by the greatest himself – DJ Premier. The track is originally for Premier’s “Respiration” with Mos Def. Check out CHAMPS’s spin on this beat in the video below, and you can hear the rest of his mixtape for free.
Engaging new visuals from BRAINFEEDER’s Jeremiah Jae. The track is from his album Raw Money Raps, which was released last year. This video features some crazy, stylistic editing with intentional glitches and an abstract theme overall. Check out the video, and if you dig the track you ought to hear another track from Raw Money Raps below.
New music video from one of Canada’s highly anticipated Hip Hop artists, SonReal, who has been busy writing and recording new solo material after recent success of his album in collaboration with fellow Canada emcee/producer Rich Kidd. This track features SonReal rhyming over Kaye West’s “Everything I Am” from his 2007 Graduation release. Check out the video below, and look out for more from SonReal later this summer.
“Valentine’s Day” is the best song on David Bowie’s The Next Day, and since this is Bowie we’re talking about, the school shooting anthem was actually a pretty obvious candidate for a music video. There isn’t anything as overwhelmingly provocative here as there was in the videos for “The Stars (are out Tonight)” or “The Next Day.” There doesn’t need to be: we have David Bowie sitting on a stool in an empty building, playing one of those headless guitars that looks like a Rock Band prop. As the video progresses, Bowie’s facial expressions and manic gesticulations build from casual and performative to bloodthirsty and demented. Eventually, you might start to wonder if that’s a guitar he’s holding at all…
Watch for the gleeful violence in Bowie’s delivery of the second “It’s in his scrawny hands.” Terrifying stuff.
Yo La Tengo have released a music video for “Ohm” from their most recent album, Fade (released January 15th). Being that Yo La Tengo are responsible for the greatest music video of all time, I was excited to check this one out. The video for “Ohm” is abstract and weird without being anything but friendly and goofy; exactly what you might expect from Yo La Tengo. Though the animation could have been stronger – I don’t think Yo La Tengo’s organic sound is particularly well suited to clinical and dimensionless flash animation – the spirit is vibrant. “Ohm” has been mercifully truncated for the video (the album version is over six minutes long), but the song’s chipper, rambling attitude remains intact.
Needed: an image of the full “equation” being worked out on a whiteboard throughout the video. Choice excerpts include “What if God Was One of Us” being divided by “Do You Remember Walter,” The Cure being subtracted from The Fixx, and the phrase “Jello Biafra birthday party cheesecake.”
Brand new video from G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Mr. Hudson, who might be best known for his collaborations with Kanye West and Jay-Z. The UK singer/songwriter/producer returned to his solo career with this single back in March, after taking some time to work on his next series of albums while writing with artists like Paloma Faith, Rebecca Ferguson and Wretch 32. This single is groovier than the back of a t-rex, with an influence by the classic Motown sound. Hudson seems to be taking a similar route Mayer Hawthorne is traveling by, while living the sharp, dapper, “retro crooner” life. Check out the Rankin / Hunger TV directed video for “Fred Astaire” below, and look out for the official release coming August 19th.
This is a brand new video from South Philly hip hop parvenu CHAMPS off his latest mixtape, Sh!tS@ndwich. The video features some quick cuts to supplement the high energy as the young emcee flows over a classic DJ Premier beat. Check out the video down under, and you can download the CHAMPS mixtape for free here.
Angel Haze has got some peculiar new visuals for her new single “No Bueno” which dropped last week. The clip features a wild array of characters at an audition, claiming to be the real Angel Haze – while lip-synching the raw lyrics of the young New York rapper. As simple as the concept, the video quite entertaining and worth the watch. Take a look. [NSFW]