“Dope” (Video)

    In anticipation of the release of his solo debut, Los Angeles rapper Thurz issued a stream of artistic vignettes to explain the concept behind his album, L.A. Riot. But none of those was an actual music video, which means that the newly revealed video for “Dope” is his first. And it’s a hell of a way to kick off his career in the visual realm. Director Mister Whitmore seamlessly weaves together footage of Thurz performing in various locales. It makes for one of the more eye-pleasing videos we’ve seen in a minute and yet another reason why you need to hear L.A. Riot if you haven’t yet. [RedBull]