We here at Broke-Ass Stuart remember a kinder, gentler, funkier time when there was an entire network devoted to playing awesome new music videos. Men named Pinfield and women named Idalis would introduce block after block of original music videos from various genres interspersed with interviews with musicians and video directors, which would be followed by news and pop cultural updates delivered by an aging rocker in a suit and tie. Those days are gone, videos have given way to shows about dating, being from the Jersey Shore and the monotonous reality of blonde haired girls sipping lattes and texting people named Brody. Good music videos are being made though, and our mission is to bring you one a week on Wednesday to help you get over that hump.
This weeks videos are in observance of the untimely death of the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. Not only was Big the most lyrically talented rapper in the game, he had a couple not-bad videos. I’m leaving out the ones made after his death and the mostly-Puff Daddy ones to focus on the ones that highlighted Biggie’s lyrical flow, including the famous freestyle battle with Tupac where, to my mind, Biggie is the clear winner. That isn’t a real video, more like a bunch of edited images, but if you haven’t heard it before today’s the day.