music videos

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Yes, we’re discussing Danny Brown’s “Black Brad Pitt” music video

So Detroit rapper, Danny Brown (remember his breakout mixtape “XXX,” his video for “Grown Up“ and a darling of music blogs) has new video for his song, “Black Brad Pitt.”  The first things that strike any viewer of the video is the clear disconnect between the video and Brown’s lyrics for “Black Brad Pitt.” Brown’s rap–over a

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The first-encounter aesthetic rush

If you’re wondering what took us so long to say something about South African rapper Spoek Mathambo’s new music video — for his cover of Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control” , well, we can’t make up our...

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Mayer Hawthorne: ‘I Wish It Would Rain’

I love this guy’s music. And to think he’s actually from very white Ann Arbor.

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Can’t Rain Forever

People sleep on Kenya. Chief Boima has a link to Just a Band who has a great no-frills video–that comments on political violence in Kenya and police brutality–for this intoxicating song.

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

African Soldiers

OBC & Konkret 53 from Burkina Faso. Another Magee Films production.

Friday, November 27th, 2009


Since it is Friday, I might as well put up a few music videos. First up is the Kano remix of The Very Best’s “Julia” (remember earlier this year’s excellent “The Warm Heart of Africa” album?):