Our latest video of the week comes from rapper Vince Staples, with the uncompromising and excellent “Lift Me Up”. The video, directed by David M. Helman, is all acute angles and twisty camera movement, with a bit of added levitation thrown in for good measure.

A sense of disorientation pervades the whole piece, but far from distracting from the song, it only adds to it, giving “Lift Me Up” an extra sheen that vaults it into the realm of performance art. Kudos to cinematographer Dustin Lane for some ascendant camera work, and to Staples for continued good taste. Dillon M. Banda