Best Music Videos of the Week: MadeinTYO, Jeff Rosenstock, DJ Khaled and More
DJ Khaled riding a horse on the beach is what you need.
YouTube never has a lack of music videos. We don’t have 10+ solid videos for the feature this week, but we do have eight damn good ones. We also got DJ Khaled smoking a cigar on a horse and that’s dope.
Open Mike Eagle & Paul White – “Smiling (Quirky Race Doc) “
Directed by Alex Clark, this video for “Smiling (Quirky Race Doc)” shows the judgement Open Mike Eagle faces on a daily basis. Why? Well, as Mike says it, “nobody smiles at me cause I’m a black man.” The song comes from Open Mike Eagle and Paul White’s fantastic album, Hella Personal Film Festival, which dropped earlier this year. Cop that because it’s good.
Madeintyo – “I Want” ft. 2 Chainz
“Uber Everywhere” is a novelty anthem for trendy kids in 2016. As gimmicky as MadeinTYO may seem, he isn’t all terrible. This video for “I Want” kind of proves that. Through various “skrr skrr” ad-libs, Madeintyo vibes through a bingo hall with 2 Chainz. Heavy floss undertones may be hinted, but this video probably cost the rapper $2000 max. Props to MadeinTYO for saving that money.
Jeff Rosenstock – “Wave Goodnight to Me”
Ex-lead dude of Bomb the Music Industry! Jeff Rosenstock announced a new album earlier this week, in addition to this video for “Wave Goodnight to Me”. The video features a bunch of people who kinda don’t really like Rosenstock all too much. Inspired by a scene from The Simpsons (“Homer the Great”), Baby Pony Food (members of The Max Levine Ensemble) directs up above.
T.I. – “Warzone”
Siimba Liives Long – “W.I.A.”
Ethiopian American artist Siimba Liives Long is a rap artist, fire eater and rapper. As random as that combination may be, Siimba Liives Long proves two thirds of his profession in this music video for “W.I.A.” He raps, he plays with lions and just glides through the 90’s-esque boom bap beat. Director Magnus Jonsson takes aim up above.
Denzel Curry – “Gook”
Denzel Curry released “Gook” this week. The song is hard-hitting and shows the rapper’s aggressive aesthetic. Dreads and graffiti are the real star of the video. And for those of you believing Denzel Curry is calling himself a racial slur, he took it to Twitter to clarify the term means “Odd or Not with the in crowd”.
Slayer – “Pride in Prejudice”
Slayer does a metal thing and enlists Danny Trejo to star in this music video. There’s also blood, Nazi flags and more blood. There isn’t one thing bad here. BJ McDonnell directs the blood spills above.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Go Robot”
Disco is the way Red Hot Chili Peppers decided to take their latest single, “Go Robot.” This parody visual of Saturday Night Fever stars singer Anthony Kiedis as a naked mime painted entirely in white. The other band members play the roles of disco assholes. Director Thoranna Sigurdardottir shot the entire video in the same Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday Night Fever was shot, Bay Ridge.
DJ Khaled – “Nas Album Done” ft. Nas
DJ Khaled unleashed one of the illest tracks of the year on his Major Key album, “Nas Album Done.” A prelude of what’s to come (because Nas hasn’t formerly announced anything just yet), the song saw the return of one of hip hop’s legends. The beat knocks, Nas’ flow is golden and Khaled doesn’t yell too much over the track… And now we get a video that’s treated just as epic. After two minutes of Khaled talking to Louie Rankin (Ox from Belly), the video shows Nas and DJ Khaled flexin’ in Hawaiian shirts in the Caribbean. Peep Khaled smoking a cigar while riding a horse up top.