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Friday Five: Heiruspecs, Doomtree, and more new Minnesota music videos

Happy Friday! We’ll kick off this week’s new video roundup with a pair of releases from two of Minnesota’s biggest and longest-running hip-hop crews…

Doomtree’s ducks

What, did you think Doomtree was going to slow down now that they’ve wrapped up the 10 consecutive events of their Last Blowout Ever? With a new full-crew album due out next month, the five MCs donned yellow duck masks took turns trading verses in their feisty, foreboding new video for “Gray Duck.”

Heiruspecs’ grounding

The six members of St. Paul hip-hop crew Heiruspecs have never been showcased quite as beautifully as they are in this elegant video for “On the Ground,” a track off their latest album Night Falls. Guest vocalist Chastity Brown and young dancer Eshay Brantley are prominently featured alongside sweeping shots of each of member of the group.

Bob Dylan’s concert for one

As part of the Swedish film series Experiment Ensam (Experiment Alone), filmmakers set out to see what happens when a single person enjoys an activity that’s normally meant for large groups of people. For their latest installment, they sent “extreme fan” Fredrik Wikingsson to a Bob Dylan concert all by his lonesome, and dude had the time of his life. “I was smiling so much it was like I was on ecstasy,” Wikingsson told Rolling Stone afterwards. “My jaw hurt for hours afterwards because I couldn’t stop smiling. I felt like Christmas morning.”

Adam Levy’s Bunny Clogs

Well this is adorable. As you may or may not know, Honeydogs frontman Adam Levy has a side project with his two daughters, Ava and Esther, called Bunny Clogs. They’re going to be featured on an upcoming episode of TPT’s MN Original on January 18, and the program just released this teaser video of the trio playing a new song, “Olive’s Olives.”

Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” choir

As part of an ongoing effort to raise money for children’s cancer research, a record-setting 7,200 people gathered at the Mall of America earlier this month to sing Zach Sobiech’s viral hit “Clouds.” Read more about Zach’s story here.