10 Best Music Videos of 2016

Beyoncé, David Bowie and a dancing robot highlight the year in visuals

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7. Schoolboy Q, "Groovy Tony"

Director: Jack Begert

Like his T.D.E. labelmate Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q still sees the possibilities in elaborate music videos. He made seven of them for his 2016 album Blank Face LP, including a three-parter that doubled as a short film. While Lamar has gone deeper into dark funk visions, Schoolboy Q is at his best with "Groovy Tony," which combines the nihilism of first-person shooter video games with disorienting dream logic. Smoking a joint that he lit off his own burning arm, Q casts himself as the lead villain in a twisted crime tale.

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