This beat is so good it should be on a Gucci Mane mixtape.
I must be some kind of prophet. Yesterday, I said the unofficial Ni**as in Paris video would tide me over until Jay-Z and Kanye blew my mind and blow my mind they did. Looks like this video was shot entirely during their two shows in LA. It’s an amalgam of kaleidoscopic mosaics of cats, Paris architecture, lasers and black leather kilts. Killer.
More pictures after the jump.
The official video for Ni**as in Paris hasn’t been released yet, but some masked taggers in the Paris subway have made an unofficial video that’s certainly fresh enough to tide us over until Jay-Z and Kanye blow our minds.
Making a list of my favorite tracks of this year was as hard as Kim Jong Il’s cold dead corpse. It made me relive memories and meditate on my own odd musical taste. I was able to boil the criteria for this list into one simple formula–”replayability”. The longer I could play a song on repeat without getting sick of it, the higher it was in my rankings. I still haven’t gotten sick of any of the songs in my top 10, even after hundreds, maybe thousands of listens.
Without further ado, my favorite tracks of 2011:
1. M83 – “Midnight City”
This track showed up everywhere from Entourage and How To Make It In America to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. It’s the catchiest pop song since MGMT’s “Time To Pretend”. If you have a chance to see Anthony Gonzalez live, it’s one hell of a dance party.
Also, the album art for this single as well as Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming couldn’t be more appropriate. M83 is the soundtrack to my dreams (and the synth in the Midnight City sounds like a mosquito).