Best Music Videos of 2013

8. Earl Sweatshirt “Hive”

Tyler the Creator and the Odd Future gang of wolves have been making major noise for more than a few years now. Earl (born Thebe Neruda Kgositsile), after returning from a mom-imposed exile to Samoa (because of concerns she had about her son’s sketchy friends – no kidding), quickly plugged back into the game in early 2012, kicked off a new Twitter account and website, and boom, the momentum machine was running. Earl’s next output would be Doris, one of the top rap releases of the year, which includes “Hive” (feat. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies). The video is an eerie, slow, paranoid drip through an urban nightscape where nothing feels quite right. But this song does. Sweatshirt.

released July 15, 2013

Los Angeles, California, USA
Director: Hiro Murai
Album: Doris (August 20, 2013)