This was easily one of my favorite tracks from 2009. I mean it doesn’t get much better than Mos and Kweli on a Dilla beat. The video itself is pretty simple, but it goes nicely with the single off of the Grammy nominated album. I really hope Ecstatic wins Best Hip Hop Album, but I’m not sure if he will win. This will not be the last we hear from Talib Kweli and Mos Def, as there is supposed to be another Black Star album in the works. I’m not expecting it to drop soon, but maybe at the end of the year. Let’s hope.
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Jay’z first video for the year is weird. There is no other way to put it. I mean the song has become one of my favorites after I completely hated it on the first listen. This video though is probably my least favorite from Jay. I mean what is with the weird images like the bottles of milk? I don’t get it, someone fill me in on what I am missing. I do like the new Jaguar XJ in the video though.
There was a TV rip of the video last night, but I waited until the high quality version surfaced this morning. I didn’t even know Jay was making a video for this, but this is more for his UK fans. The video has been making its rounds on all the UK music shows with the added popularity of Mr. Hudson. The video itself is decent showing a lot of different shots that portray being young. There should be at least one or two more videos from The Blueprint 3 coming soon, so be on the lookout for those.
Nice way to end my birthday with a new Cudi video. This video is dope. That’s the only way to describe it and it much better than I had imagined. Drake and Consequence makes some cameos and the video has a nice vibe to it. Hopefully the video will become popular and Cudi will have another hit on his hands.
The Clipse have released their video for their latest single Popular Demand featuring Killa Cam. The video is directed by Rik Cordero and was shot in Brooklyn and a Popeye’s Chicken. This is one of my favorite songs so far off of Til the Casket Drops, that will be releasing on December 8, 2009.
Pac Div brings us their new music video with a two-for-one deal having both Whiplash and Young Black Male in the video. Both songs are off of the Church League Champions mixtape, which is one of my favorites of 2009. Pac Div has become one of my favorite groups with their quality music, while they still hold on to that raw attitude. I’m looking forward to their upcoming album that should be dropping early next year.
There is way too much music in the world to listen to all the good music, and Diz Gibran must have slipped past my radar when his mixtape dropped earlier this year. Well anyways he has a new music video and this is one of the best songs I have heard in a while. BJ, who you probably know from Maestro Knows, is great on the hook and the video beautifully showcases So Cal with the wide angle lens. Gibran is definitely one of the underrated artists that I will have to look out for in the future. Glad to see more rappers are putting Cali back on the map.
Jay-Z released his new video for one of my favorite songs off of The Blueprint 3. This song makes me wish I lived in NY or at least had some type of affiliation. Alicia Keys is beautiful on the hook and in the video. The video was directed by none other than Hype Williams, who I think captured the city of NYC pretty well. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performed this at the World Series last night, and if that isn’t a sign of how far hip-hop has come, then I don’t know what it. Check the video.
Cory must have spent all of his budget on producers because this video is pretty low quality. But that is not such a bad thing because it really is about the music. Cormega has the a good amount of my favorite producers on his album Born and Raised, with Large Professor, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, LES, and Havoc all with at least one song. This song was my favorite, produced by Large Professor, and I am glad it got some visual production. It is pretty crazy if you look at Born and Raised’s production credits and you realize it has everyone except for Q-Tip, that produced songs for Nas’ Illmatic.
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U-N-I has provided visuals for the first time off of their A Love Supreme album that dropped earlier this year. The video has been in the works for a while, but it was worth the wait. The video is pretty unique switching between storyboard pictures and actual video shots and it looks pretty clean. As noted this is only part 1, so we will definitely be getting more from Yo and Thurz later this year.
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Phonte and Nicolay dropped the third video off of their Leave It All Behind album that is one of my favorites. I’m a pretty loyal follower of Phonte, as Little Brother and The Foreign Exchange are two of my favorite groups. Nicolay’s production is top notch, and I love the sound he produces. I Wanna Know was one of my favorite songs from the album, so I am glad it got a video. Hopefully we will see much more to come from the duo, and hopefully Phonte will rejoin with 9th Wonder and Rapper Big Pooh for a Little Brother album.
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The Renaissance was easily one of the best albums of 2008, not just in the genre of hip-hop because of crossover songs Q-Tip did like this with Norah Jones. Q-Tip is still providing some artsy visuals for his up beat song a year later and we now have the video for Life is Better. The video has some random moments, like I don’t get the horses running in the background, but the video is still pretty cool. If you haven’t checked out the album, head over to iTunes.