Watch an Operatic Montage of Rap Video Clichés

07/21/2010 10:05 AM |

See how many individual videos you can pick out of artist and designer Thomas Traum‘s clever narrative montage of rap video clichés in five acts. Biggie’s “Hypnotize” and Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin'” get major screentime during the opening vehicle-focused section, but after that it’s harder to follow. A similar rap video montage by Rashaad Newsome is among my favorite pieces at PS1’s Greater New York, and with the epic sound system there it has a distinctly different impact than this considerably less jarring piece of video art.