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I still haven’t done the thing I talked about doing last week, opening this column up to late-night peformances or fan-taped camera-phone concert vids. I might still eventually do that, but this turned out to be a very good week for the traditional notions of music videos, and the best one in a while for big-budget major-label videos. As a fan of all the late-’90s/early-’00s videos where labels shipped rappers down to Caribbean nations and blew big money on their clips, I’m happy to include two such videos on the below list — and both of them are half-dubstep, which is weird. Anyway! Watch this week’s picks below.
While out in the Dominican Republic, A$AP Rocky linked with Skrillex + Birdy Nam Nam to shoot the visuals for “Wild For The Night.” Check out the official music video below & pick up your copy of Long.Live.A$AP, on iTunes. Directed by Chris Robinson & A$AP Rocky.
As a rapper, A$AP Rocky’s greatest gift is for creating a sticky bad-dream sort of atmosphere. And on Long.Live.A$AP, his debut album, only one song rips right through that carefully cultivated vibe: “Wild For The Night,” a blaring dance-rap banger produced by bro-step titan Skrillex. Rocky and the veteran rap video director (and auteur of the underrated T.I. vehicle ATL) Chris Robinson have now teamed up to make the video, shooting it in the Dominican Republic. It’s a delirious throwback to the days when record labels would happily blow seven figures on a rap video. The immaculately filmed video takes place in Dominican slums and clubs, and it looks amazing. Also, the sight of Skrillex attempting to look cool while perching atop a rubble-pile isn’t one I’ll soon forget. And: Bonus Skrillex bass drop! Watch it below.
A$AP Rocky, Skrillex and the rest of the Mob fly down to the Dominican Republic in Rocky’s video for “Wild For The Night.” Lord Flacko and co. forgo filming at the usual vacation spots, instead bringing the single’s hybrid hip-hop dubstep to the slums of the D.R. Watch it above.
A$AP Rocky’s LONG. LIVE. A$AP. is available now via RCA.
STREAM: A$AP Rocky – “Wild For The Night”
For the past few days over social media, Diplo, Skrillex, and A-Trak have been dropping clues about a new project with the wacky name “Potato Will Eat You.” On a YouTube channel, they have each posted a short video of a cute animated potato with arms and legs wearing a crown, singing and dancing and burping. The YouTube channel links to POTATO.TV.