July 16th, 2010

Boats*Cars*Dollars*Girls*Helicopters*Jewellery*Skylines is Thomas Traum his attempt to construct the most generic Rap video out of many.

Musical genres are always heavily codified and rap seems to be one of the most extreme ones, each video has similar if not identical subjects, the same light, the same cars, the same girls, the same dance moves etc. Through their likeness they seem to be almost ‘classic’, just as classic theater or opera.

The Conductor

March 22nd, 2010

The Conductor is a video installation by Rashaad Newsome. He isolated, enlarged and repositioned hand moves from Hip Hop music videos to create a conductor for “O Fortuna” and “Fortune Plango Vulnera” form Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana”. Dope!

Update: The embedded video is offline, but you can watch the video here. (thanks bob)

found at Rhizome


October 14th, 2009

I don’t know that much about this music video except that it’s “Luv (sic) pt. 2” by Nujabes. It could be a viral for the Casio EXILIM EX-F1 camera … But I enjoyed it anyway.

World of an Intern

August 5th, 2009

“World of an Intern” by @CPBInterns @CPBGroup


May 17th, 2009

E-KAN-OMIC CRISIS by Evan Roth is an updated version of “Retarded Kanye“. You actually have to visit the link to have the full experience. It’s part of the Kanye West week at F.A.T., there are a lot more projects to discover there.
I also want to remember you of the best Kanye West music video ever: Can’t tell me nothing.
Wait ’till I get my money right.

Kanye West

Life After Death Quilts by Anne Brenneke

February 25th, 2009

These quilts are the graduation project “Life After Death” of Anne Brenneke. They feature 4 deceased rap legends: Eazy-E, The Norotious B.I.G., Big L and J Dilla. I think that these quilts are 10 times better than any fan poster or t-shirt!
Thanks to spanier for the tip and the photos.

Eazy-E by Anne Brenneke

The Notorious B.I.G. by Anne Brenneke

The Notorious B.I.G. by Anne Brenneke

Big L by Anne Brenneke

J. Dilla by Anne Brenneke

J. Dilla by Anne Brenneke

J. Dilla by Anne Brenneke


January 7th, 2009

Displacement by Ilia Ovechkin, the infinite 2 Live Crew record cover.

Displacement by Ilia Ovechkin

Displacement by Ilia Ovechkin

found at vvork

Translated Freestyle Battle

September 12th, 2008

This video is for those of you who can’t follow what they’re saying during rap freestyle battles.
Explicit lyrics!

As Nasty As They Want To Be

August 28th, 2008

‘As Nasty As They Want To Be’ by the 2 Live Crew was one of the first Hip Hop records I’ve ever heard. Yeah, we listened to it because it was dirty. Carla Edwards used the iconic cover to make this video called ‘Debauched Zeitgeist‘. I want to go to the beach now.

found at The Junction


July 1st, 2008

Be Kanye is a viral campaign for Absolut Vodka, starring Kanye West. Would you like to have famous superstar power? Then prepare yourself for the miracle of … Be Kanye.

‘Ordering Be Kanye was the ABSOLUT best thing I’ve ever done for myself.’

You have to give him some credit for this, and I still love that video for ‘Can’t tell me Nothing‘.