Another week in the books. It was busy for me, I hope you all had a better one. On top, there were tons of great videos that dropped. Unfortunately, not everybody makes the Video Rewind. But for your enjoyment, I picked a fresh bunch.
Ok Go “Needing/Getting”
Ok, let me say this: no one, and I mean no one, puts together a music video like Ok Go. I don’t know how they have time to write music. Putting together videos is a real art for this band. If you watched the Super Bowl, you saw a commercial where Scion said they made their first music video. This is that video. Shout out for the fancy driving. And the time and effort put to set this whole shoot up. I know they didn’t complete it in one take. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
M.I.A. “Bad Girls”
Snagging attention at the Super Bowl for the wrong reason isn’t all M.I.A.‘s about. The video for bad girls has an Islamic feel. She’s obviously trying to get into the minds of our Middle Eastern friends. I mean, her group of backup dancers are covered up, but those moves…well. I’ll give her credit for standing on car that’s driving on its side. I really wanna know how she got permission to shoot this video. But hey, when causing a stir is part of your swag, the world should expect no less. “Live fast. Die Young. Bad girls do it well”. Funny message with those lyrics. You know M.I.A. isn’t ready to die. But I wouldn’t be surprised to find some idiot out there wants to send her a death threat, for this video alone. So, as an American, what more can I say than: Enjoy!
Krewella “Killin’ It”
Krewella has been making some noise with their “Killin’ It”. The video follows Krewella’s Jahan and Yasmine, doing what any good video should, bragging about how the group is killin’ it. Is it a video that follows the youngsters having a good time? Yes. Do I feel like an old man saying that I don’t party like that? Yes. But still, whenever there’s a good song it’s always worth it to watch the video. You get a feel for the artist, and since Krewella’s just starting out, enjoy. I’m sure we’ll be hearing from them in the future. They’re killin’ the blogs, that’s for sure.
De La Soul’s Plug 1 and Plug 2 Present First Serve “Must B The Music”
De La Soul, minus one, isn’t a bad thing. These guy’s serve everything on a gleaming, hot dish of awesome. The song is a banger, and the video is a mix of Plug 1 and Plug 2 in your face with some animation in the background. Through in the obligatory little kid dancing, and oh snap!, you’ve got a hit. The video does leave you in a trance. Or else, you have no soul.
The Magnetic Fields “Andrew in Drag”
We’ve all been there, right? Fall in love with your best friend or just your best friend’s drag identity. The song is catch, poppy, a bit ridiculous. And so is the video. But that just adds to the quality. Can’t say anything more than The Magnetic Fields have a winner here, both with song and video. Oh, and there is a brief moment of nudity. So don’t watch this one at work.
Jay-Z & Kanye West “Ni**as in Paris”
This one dropped in the last week. Hope it was good to you. If not, next week is another chance. Just watch this, and get ready for the weekend. Just watch. You’ll thank me later.
MP3: Jay-Z & Kanye West “Niggas in Paris”