Injury Reserve Breaks Down Their Favorite Music Videos

Rappers love to shoot “zoovies,” or at least claim that they are. But too often many of us have been sucked into that trap, clicked on the tweet, then found ourselves questioning where all the originality had gone in hip hop music videos. One group that refuses to disappoint you on their visual front is Injury Reserve. The trio based out of Arizona doesn’t put out a video for every song, but when they do, you’re in for a damn good treat.

Their videos were so impressive, especially considering that these guys are independent, that we wanted to talk to them about their favorite videos and how they might have inspired their style. Check out each member’s favorite videos below and let us know which videos are your all time favorites on Facebook.

Parker Corey’s Top 5


Desiigner “Panda”

This video was very slept on in my opinion. It just feels cinematic without having to use tropes that yell “Hey look at how cinematic this music video is!” at you. Also, putting a snorricam on Desiigner is the greatest decision in the history of cinematography.

M.I.A. “Bad Girls

The shot of MIA putting on lipstick while laid out over a car driving on two wheels is quite possibly the greatest flex of all time.

Fiona Apple “Criminal”

I just really love the way this video feels. It’s equal parts sleazy and decadent.

James Blake ft. Chance the Rapper “Life Round Here”

Nabil snapped. The overhead shots of the car look like the song feels.

Flying Lotus “Until The Quiet Comes”

Nate already put this one on his list before I made mine but I don’t care this video is good enough to be on here twice.

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