Full Screen is our rumination on the remarkable music videos of the day. Today, A Tribe Called Red give us a taste of their forthcoming album, YG puts on his striped pants, and Ty Segall depicts clown cruelty.
A Tribe Called Red, "We Are The Halluci Nation"
This latest single from A Tribe Called Red features spoken word poetry from the late Native American poet John Trudell. There's rich, blossoming electronic production, top-down drone footage, trippy kaleidoscopic editing, and some truly powerful words. It's going to serve as the introduction to ATCR's upcoming album of the same name, and it's also the introduction to the actual Hullici Nation, a loose collective of artists and activists dedicated to eradicating the lingering effects of colonialism.
Members of the Halluci Nation include Saul Williams and Yasiin Bey, along with Maxida Märak, OKA, Northern Voice, Black Bear and the Chippewa Travelers, who all feature on the album. The album also features Shad, Lido Pimienta, and Tanya Tagaq.
This is going to be something special.
A Tribe Called Red's We Are The Halluci Nation arrives September 16 via Pirates Blend.
YG, "Still Brazy"
YG kept it nice and simple for this one. A white backdrop, some friends, a pair of Waldo-esque pants, and a few video tricks. What else do you need? The Compton MC couldn't help but dance along to the track's bouncy instrumental, even with his shoes on fire. Nothing wrong with taking a break from the politics and having a bit of fun.
YG's Still Brazy is out now via Def Jam.
Ty Segall, "Californian Hills"
"Please join us for Sloppo's first birthday. There will be a clown," reads the card at the beginning of Ty Segall's video. What it failed to mention is that the clown had to dig its way out of a subterranean jail cell to partake in the festivities, only to be chased around through different dimensions by ungrateful party-goers. The music's good, but I probably would have just stayed home.