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Music Video: Mayer Hawthorne’s analogue police chase video with a lyrical bonus

Remember how fantastic camcorders were in the 90s? Mayer Hawthorne was evidently a fan; the video for his song Crime is a super stripped-back remembrance of that golden era. It all seems like an uninterrupted nostalgia fest, actually, until the singing starts, when line by line the lyrics pop up in the analogue text in the borders like the coolest karaoke video ever made. And in case that isn’t enough, the video footage used is taken from the cameras used on the dashboards of police cars, so they’re filming actual criminals, too. Simple, but very effective. Now who wants to talk about Tamagotchis?

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Mayer Hawthorne feat. Kendrick Lamar: Crime

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Mayer Hawthorne feat. Kendrick Lamar: Crime

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Mayer Hawthorne feat. Kendrick Lamar: Crime

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Mayer Hawthorne feat. Kendrick Lamar: Crime

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Mayer Hawthorne feat. Kendrick Lamar: Crime