What starts as a mere melancholy stroll through blue streets becomes something increasingly monumental once that first chorus hits, at which point we rapidly escalate through time and space in a way that may give you 2001 flashbacks.
You could take a normal sightseeing tour of Shanghai, or just follow the lead of Brodinski: Stay safely ensconced at a posh hotel where you can trip your way through a more mystical world thanks to a few hits from the bong.
I'm starting to get the sense that Die Antwoord can say, "Let's make a video," and have nearly every set-up be great regardless of any concept or narrative. Of course, it doesn't hurt that they're also able to attract Marilyn Manson, burlesque star Dita Von Teese, model Cara Delevingne, Jack Black, Flea and other notables into the madness...
It's likely impossible for Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus to make a video that's not sexy on some level — we're talking about the people responsible for "Blurred Lines" and "We Can't Stop," respectively — but "Come Get It Bae" is more like a high-energy version of John Legend's "You And I" video, celebrating all the many "flavors" of women with a perfect edit and a even a little handheld Bolex
Most of the action in "Do It Again" is probably stuff you wouldn't want to repeat unless absolutely necessary — we're talking life and death situations — but there's also moments of outright abandon and escape and a higher cause. That's not to say there aren't questions: Is it an occupation? An art heist? A rebellion?
The secret to his happiness might be the hat. Or, maybe it's allowing himself to dream all day and all night about beautiful women. Lucky for Pharrell, he's got the means to fill his video with girls girls girls and lots of surreal style via elaborate set-pieces orchestrated by Luis Cerveró (of CANADA fame).
Lucha Libre these guys aren't. The EDM king (who actually looks a bit buffer than I remember) has some weird vibes going in his latest video. Think "Mexico's Best Dance Crew" meets a bizarro Miss Mexico Unibrow Pageant as a starting point to gauge your opinion. And, of course, there are Beats headphones.
2 Chainz, the break-out guest rapper of 2012, takes it solo in the new year with a blast of Miami style from fashion-world director Elisha Smith-Leverock. With his boat getting a tow from an armored car and more logo-blurs than Nas in Times Square, the former Tity Boi makes a big-time impression. Plus, there's a glorious Rick James-esque leopard print outfit. That lepotard should get its own Grammy.