They got it right.
January 13, 2010


Last night George sent the Youtube link for Jay-Z’s music video “On To The Next One.” The video is absolutely amazing. I was not a fan of the song, but the video has made me do a complete 180. They got it right. The video is extremely contemporary and almost high-end.

While watching this video, It occurred to me that Hova, like his wife Beyonce, has had similarly themed music videos for their last albums. The majority of both artisits’ music videos have been black and white. Jay-Z’s videos have focused on flashing imagery while Beyonce’s videos have focused on her choreography with two back up dancers.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. My favorite music videos tend to be black and white. I hope everyone else enjoys this video as much as I did. The video’s dark tone is almost haunting but nevertheless captivating. I can’t look away.

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Dear Jay-Z,
October 18, 2009

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I have really enjoyed your latest album The Blueprint III.  Although it is not groundbreaking, it is a good modern hip-hop album.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am not a hater, I am actually a big fan of yours and an even bigger fan of your wife.  But I digress.  I have a lot of respect for you but I also keep it real and I have  a problem with The Blueprint III.

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Please don’t release a song called ‘Death of Auto-tune D.O.A.’ and preach about the end of auto-tune in the music industry on multiple tracks of your album when another track’s beat, ‘Hate’ feat. Kanye West, is based on an auto-tune voice.  I know that you have an issue with T-Pain because he pulled a Lil’ Mama and jumped on stage with you, but please don’t be a hypocrite.  I like you and I want to keep it that way.

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Otherwise, great album.  I love ‘Off That’ and ‘Empire State of Mind’ are my anthems right now.  I look forward to that video with Alicia Keys.  Tell Beyonce I love her.

Love,
Wil

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