Year’s Best: Okayplayer’s Top 12 Videos Of 2012

Eddie "STATS" Imported from Detroit.

1. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes [short film, dir. Kahlil Joseph]

In the context of music “Short Film” should usually be reads as “pretentious video” but FlyLo’s collaboration with director Kahlil Joseph is a full-on Sundance-selected work of art. The elements (Storyboard P‘s sublime boogie, cinematography which imbues L.A.’s Nickerson Gardens projects with an eerie beauty in both its golden hour and its witching hour) are nothing new to the genre but the way they combine with the music results in a magic realist hood dream that (for my money) is one of the most inspiring things to happen in 2012, period.

Featured Songs (in order of appearance):
“See Thru To U” (feat. Erykah Badu)
“Hunger” (feat. Niki Randa)
“Getting There” (feat. Niki Randa)

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