Welcome to FACT’s weekly video round-up.
As we note at the end of every year, music videos have never been better. But too often, music videos — along with documentaries, live sets and interview clips — get lost in the shuffle of news and new music.
With that in mind, FACT is doing what it does for mixes, mixtapes, vinyl and more: rounding up the internet’s best videos on a weekly basis. And to remove our bias, we won’t be including our own content — you’ll have to stay tuned to FACT TV for all your Against The Clock, FACT Freestyles and Confessions needs.
Read more: The 20 best music videos of 2015
Darkest Before Dawn
Dir: Kid Art
The year of the musical short film continues with Pusha T’s entry in the genre: a darkly-hued, 20-minute trap film with weighty religious overtones that sets the stage for King Push.
Dir: Martin C Pariseua
Video game obsessive Ryan Hemsworth teams with Ubisoft for his own motion-captured video game experience, playing a set for a virtual audience in a virtual church before seeing a vision of an Oculus-powered reality.
‘Money In My Pocket’
Queens MC Meyhem Lauren is Black Santa in the clip for the throwback ‘Money In My Pocket’, sipping Henny as he hands out some of the worst Christmas gifts ever and keeps his shoebox full.
The Darkwave Duchess lives large in a Miami highrise before having a water-logged encounter with a male model.
Father feat. LuiDiamonds
The second Awful Records-JMP offering this week (if space allowed, the third would be Archibald Slim’s) follows the crew through an apartment party in a fish-eyed one shot as Lex Luger’s beat percolates.
Diplo & Sleepy Tom
‘Be Right There’
Dir: Dan Streit
Diplo and Sleepy Tom spin Jade’s 1992 hit ‘Don’t Walk Away’ into dance floor gold, and the video is equally nostalgic, with dancer silhouettes given Totally 90s graphic treatments.
Dir: Nathan R. Smith and Jermell Wrab Brooks
Tate Kobang scored a Baltimore anthem with ‘Bank Rolls’, and his ‘Wave Hi’ might be this generation’s ‘Gold Digger’. He’s the bad guy in the song’s video, leaving his fiancee at the altar before speeding away and hitting his own after party.
‘Keep Movin (Negro Kai)’
Dir: Ghost Drank
Baltimore’s Abdu Ali teams with animator Ghost Drank for a hypnotic, seizue-inducing video that relies on several styles of animation.
Dir: Cecil Frena & Alex Fischer
Purity Ring supplement their eye-catching live visuals with phantom choreography in a weightless space.
Faith No More
Reunited alt-metal act Faith No More recut and rescore 1955 B-movie horror Daughter of Horror with their latest rough-edged single.