Bilal’s “Levels” Video

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Check out the new video from Bilal‘s latest album Airtight’s Revenge, the directorial debut by highly acclaimed musician Flying Lotus. This video for “Levels” is an appropriate spaced-out trip with multi-dimensional planes, omniscient third eyes, and naturally, Erykah Badu as the goddess. The video also includes a cameo from Thundercat and the producer of the song, Shafiq Husayn. Congratulations to Bilal on his Grammy nomination for the song dedicated to his children, “Little One,” another great single from Airtight’s Revenge.

Buy the Levels EP on iTunes, with remixes by Sonnymoon & Flying Lotus

New Bilal Video: “Robots”

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Vtech Music has given us videos of Bilal in an amazing jam session, reworking classic songs like “Is This Love” and “Tainted Love.” But it’s especially appropriate that today they have released Bilal’s official music video for “Robots,” a track from the monster of an album Airtight’s Revenge.

From Vtech, An Election Day Special:

On this Election Day 2010, Bilal teams up with French director Mikael Colombu to bring you “Robots”. Come along and join us on this multi-media journey as we see the world of politics through Bilal’s eyes. Mikael’s ability to translate Bilal’s words into imagery, gives us a chance to properly reflect on his ideology of modern times.

To Bilal, people are becoming more like robots through the use of manipulative propaganda by corporate media . This video is his way of opening everyone’s eyes to the truth. As you watch “Robots” you’ll soon find yourself paying very close attention to what is really going on.

Pass this along, and help the robots amongst us.

And don’t forget to make a change by voting today.

Bilal: “Restart” Video

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Bilal‘s brand new video for the song “Restart,” which is directed by Micheal Sterling Eaton, is a sweet blend of Bilal’s vibrant vocals and Eaton’s intense and stark imagery.   This funky song is from Bilal’s latest album, Airtight’s Revenge, released via Plug Research.

Purchase Airtight’s Revenge on iTunes.

Video: Bilal Covers Bob Marley

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Plug Research is taking over now; they’re too good. Today they gave us a video of Bilal (who’s new album Airtight’s Revenge came out this week) working with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson‘s orchestra to play a Bilal-style ”cover” of a classic Bob Marley song, “Is This Love.” Bilal puts a beautiful new twist on the song making it almost unrecognizable, with the help of the orchestra he leads along the way. Another “cover” was recorded during the same session which we’ll get soon, and that’s gonna be none other than Soft Cells “Tainted Love.”

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Bilal: Airtight’s Revenge Out Today

There are a lot of great new releases today, but possibly the best one is Bilal‘s Airtight Revenge. Back after years of obstacles with record labels, his new album is a beautiful departure from the ‘neo-soul’ box which seemed to form around him before. The sound on Airtight’s Revenge is still soul, and very new, but it’s way out of any box we would have imagined.

If you don’t believe that Bilal is magic, here are Questlove, Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe to explain it to you, their official endorsements. After the jump, watch each of their respective videos by Plug Research and learn how Bilal helped shape the sound of these artists.

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