A-1, “Double Dose”

Perfect timing, or did he really know the Giants were going to sweep? A-1 roams Mission Street in Frisco (ain’t no riot, it ain’t that serious out over here) after the Giants win the World Series for the visuals to his latest track.

posted: December 18th, 2012, 1:04am


A-1 feat. Xiomara, “Retinas”

​Frisco’s A-1 has a different take on relationship raps, as he relates a tale of passion that devolves into something sinister. From A-1’s mixtape, THURL. Watch


Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to F*@k)

​A visual poetry of violence, futility, and the confusing and complex layers of the struggle. Run the Jewels 2 continues its epic journey. Watch


Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

​Australia’s multi-dimensional polyrhythmic quartet bringing future soul to the desert. Peep their North American tour this spring. Watch


Raz Simone - So Many Things

Seattle’s Simone venting the frustrations of an artist and coming to terms with a positive reality. From the Cognitive Dissonance: Part 2 video series. Watch


Kendrick Lamar - i

​Sing it. Feel it. Self-love. This is hip-hop. Watch

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