Even though 808s and Heartbreaks was released back in 2008, that hasn’t stopped Kanye West from releasing another video off of the album. Directed by Nabil Elderkin, who also worked with West on “Paranoid” and “Welcome to Heartbreak”, the video is entirely CG and is a little reminiscent of the first Lord of The Rings film. I don’t know if that’s a good thing yet.
Archive for the Music Category
First of all, I would like to congratulate Mos Def on receiving a Grammy nomination for album of the year. It is surely well deserved, with The Ecstatic serving as evidence to this declaration. Here is the video for, numerically, the first song off the album entitled “Supermagic”, produced in a style that’s somewhat reminiscent to what was seen in Kanye’s “Welcome to Heartbreak” video.
Finally, Jay-Z has proven to us why he is still one of the best rappers in all of hip hop. Just when you thought he was becoming irrelevant and had forever yielded the spotlight to the likes of Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne, he delivers this aggressive track which has a underlying message of “I’m back and more mature than ever”. Kudos Mr. Carter, kudos.
Finally. Jay-Z has decided to actually make worthwhile songs again. (Note: Jay-Z and Lebron James are officially butt-buddies)
Last night , BET tried to simultaneously put on an awards and tribute show but instead, only succeeded in creating a mockery of both black people and Michael Jackson. There were some positive highlights (Ne-Yo’s solo performance and Beyonce’s rendition of Ave Maria to name a few) but in all, the show had the look and organizational feel of a glitzy talent show (think Star Search) than a professional awards ceremony. From Jamie Foxx’s parodic performance of the late King of Pop to T-pain’s incessively gaudy neckwear, the entire show was a total embarrassment. But hey, what else would you expect from BET?