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Video Fun: Blaqstarr and Rye Rye, “Shake It to the Ground”

November 19, 2007
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We could go on all day about the song, sure. We could talk about how Blaqstarr sets up Rye Rye’s raps—no voice says “16-year-old girl” more than Rye Rye—with beats so delicate they feel like rabbit punches (or should belong on a Field cut if, you know, the Field was into breakbeats), or how perfectly the cut builds into a housey club anthem in the last minute. But, really, the video overflows with so many good vibes that we can’t stop watching. Normal cats dancing by the harbor, dancing on a Druid Hill (we think) street, little kids dancing in front of a Misfits poster, a family dancing in their living room, club footage of people—wait for it—dancing.

By the by, Rye Rye and Blaqstarr perform together at Sonar on Nov. 30 with M.I.A. Tickets are $15.

Tip o’ the hat to Julianne Shepherd for the heads-up.