Category Archives: Music Videos

Friday Music Inspiration: OK Go “Skyscrapers” Video

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The new video of OK Go’s song “Skyscrapers” takes inspiration from the color wheel. There are even black and white scenes (not shown above) where the dancers are dressed to match the background. These guys seem to like color. Their video for “End Love” and “Need/Getting” features some color too. Check out “Skyscrapers” below. Have a […]

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Friday Music Inspiration: Video – The Cool Kids “Rush Hour Traffic”

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Hip-hop + Animation. This video made my week. I mean it’s awesome! I never even heard of The Cool Kids before this, but their sound is pretty fresh too. Special thanks to my friend Lin for putting me on. Have a great weekend, y’all.  

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Converse Rubber Tracks and Gorillaz Collaboration

I would love to work with a brand like Converse in some capacity. Whether that’s design or marketing/media strategy or whatever, the thought of partnering with such an innovative and forward thinking company is thrilling. Converse has equity in many places such as basketball, skating and style, but it’s their musical partnerships that really excite […]

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Remembering Whitney Houston

The world lost an icon this past weekend. Whatever the cause of death, Whitney Houston will be remembered as having one of the most incredible voices of all time. Seems like it was just yesterday my sisters and I were sitting around the TV watching “I Will Always Love You” top the VH1 video countdown […]

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Music Video Inspiration: Jay-Z and Kanye West – N*ggas in Paris

The video for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N*ggas in Paris” came out yesterday and I’m really diggin’ the use of kaleidoscope imagery in the work. Directed by Yeezy himself, the video is pretty simple in the fact that it pretty much uses concert footage and the same on-stage effects from the tour (flashing lights, animal shots, etc). […]

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Music Inspiration: The Roots – undun

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I’ve been enjoying The Roots’ new album, undun, for the past couple of weeks.  It’s a concept album – telling the story of a fictional character, Redford Stephens, and his short, tragic life lost on the streets of Philadelphia. It’s an amazing piece of work from the band.  One of the best albums I’ve heard […]

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Video: Jay-Z and Kanye West “Ni**as in Paris” – Unofficial Video

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The unofficial video for “Ni**as in Paris”, off of  Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne album, was released last week.  Directed by recent Pratt graduate Joseph Maruca, it features old film filters, kinetic typography and flashing colors that coincide in time to the beat.  It’s actually quite similar to the first video that was done […]

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Friday Music Inspiration: Amy Winehouse

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Today wouldn’t be complete without a few words in memory of Amy Winehouse. Known for her raspy and soulful sounds, Amy Winehouse will be remembered as a pioneer paving the way for today’s top acts such as Lady Gaga and Adele.  Hits such as “Tears Dry on Their Own” and “Love is a Losing Game” […]

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Friday Video: TiRon & Ayomari – Good Food

TiRon + Ayomari - Good Food

Since we’re on the subject of fresh rap duos today, I thought I’d share a video I came across a few weeks ago. If you have an appreciation for good food and music then you’ll love this song from Californian-based group TiRon & Ayomari.  Check it out. via Harlem Loves

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Friday Music Inspiration: Camp Lo Uptown Saturday Night

Camp-Lo - Uptown Saturday Night

I’ve had flwrpt’s The Green on heavy rotation over the past couple weeks.  One of my favorite songs on the mix is “Coolie High”.  This made me realize how much I’ve missed the sounds of Camp Lo.  The Uptown Saturday Night album features dope tracks like “Luchini (This Is It)” and “Black Connection”.  The art […]

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