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38. Ultramagnetic MCs "Poppa Large" (1992)

Rap videos hadn't really started to breach the avant garde in '92 quite yet. Out comes the Bronx's Ultramagnetic MC's with the video for "Poppa Large," like a dish using a new type of meat: An odd, off-center, black-and-white distortion shot. Kool Keith, hanging upsidedown in a doorway by his ankles, with a birdcage on his head, in a strait-jacket, having experiments performed on him by white-coated scientists. The entire thing was an odd and uncomfortable metaphor for what it felt like to be making the kind of tracks that Keith and crew were bringing to the table at that time, but one that seared itself into the brains of anyone who saw it.

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