Monday Video – Gang Starr “Mass Appeal”

I love me some Gang Starr. Here is a review of the Album "Hard to Earn" that "Mass Appeal" is on: More succinct in focus and theme than previous Gang Starr albums, Hard to Earn may be the group's crowning achievement. Premier has all but abandoned the jazz overtones of previous albums and is focusing on finely chopped samples reconstructed as whirring, claustrophobic funk. Guru's meandering overtly political raps have fallen by the wayside. Instead, Guru focuses on his competition -- or lack thereof -- on "Mass Appeal" and ""Suckas Need Bodyguards." Hip-hop's Moses has descended the mountain, and now he's taking names and whupping ass. Rap would never be…
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Monday Video 08/24/2009

The Beastie Boys "Shadrach" video reminds me of Seasme Street animation. It seems to be made from low frame rate concert footage painted or colored with pastels. The song is one of my favorite Beastie songs.
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Monday Video – 8/3/09 – New Order “Perfect Kiss”

A pared down, no frills video of the band playing the song in a studio seems like it would be kind of boring, but David Fincher's vision captivates with close-up's and tightly cropped framing.
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Monday Video – 7/27/09

Coldcut's "Timber" is a song compromised of the sounds of logging juxtaposed with the sounds of the forest and aboriginal singing from a rainforest tribe. The video uses a cut up sample style to compliment the cut up audio show the plight of the forests and the creatures in it.
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