“N****s In Poorest” has been floating in audio form for the past few weeks. But yesterday, on the anniversary on Malcolm X’s death, Bey drops a powerful video to complement his heavy, hyper-provocative flip on Jay-Z/Kanye’s “N****s In Paris” . “N.I.P” is heavy on social, political, and economic themes as you expect from the artist formerly known as Mos Def. Check it out closely, lots of quick cuts, so you may miss a few “visual punchlines” in there.
Phonte drops the second video from arguably the best album of 2011, Charity Starts At Home. Because of the reality and relatability in his music, Phonte often gets labeled the “everyman MC” and the 9th Wonder-produced “The Good Fight” is an “everyday struggle”-type song that showcases this side of him. The mix of middle/working class imagery and current economic conditions in the video compliment the track (and Phonte) perfectly. Check it out.
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Beyonce’s “Party” video featuring J. Cole premiered on BET’s 106 & Park. Now the online premiere just released on Beyonce’s site. I was looking for Andre 3000, but J. Cole holds his own with lines like “..thank God and Ice Cube for Friday.” Check it out below.
A song that gets in the head of women. Sometimes we think the worse, and it is bad but not in the way we think. Melanie Fiona’s latest, ’4AM’, keeps you thinking until the end. Gotta love the irony.
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Beyoncé give us a partial visual for her single “Countdown”, which is off of her 4 album. Of course she showcases her baby bump in the video teaser, but that doesn’t seem to slow her down any. There’s lots of vivid colors, close-up shots, crazy facial expressions and dancing. Interesting video, overall.