Like stages of grief, there are stages of processing an M.I.A. video. First there’s a kind of dumbfounded, eyebrow-raising befuddlement as you wonder whether you’re actually watching a music video or not. Then there’s the moment where you say to yourself, “I can’t believe this is M.I.A.’s new music video. I am surprised. It is not a traditional music video, that’s for sure.” Or something of that nature.
Then you feel weird because you realize you were talking to yourself out loud about M.I.A. videos when you were supposed to be working or studying or whatever.
Then! Then something strange happens. You become kind of intoxicated by M.I.A.‘s whole subversion of the generic music video, and eventually, whether you “like” it (because, in a way, M.I.A. doesn’t really care if you like it or not), you become sort of entranced by it.
So, here we have M.I.A.‘s video for “Story To Be Told,” from her recent album, ‘Born Free.’ M.I.A. has been nice enough to set up a little website where the clip is streaming. What will you find there? Oh you know, the usual… Psychedelic, late-’90s Internet visuals that employ a similar motif to her album cover, and lyrics, rendered in the style of one of those Captcha identity certification programs. Totally normal. Just like making a video about rounding up and killing redheads (which was the theme of M.I.A.’s “Born Free” video).
Check out M.I.A.’s “Story To Be Told” video. (Warning; NSFW)
Your thoughts on M.I.A.’s new video? Are you feeling it? Let us know below.
Rihanna’s video for “Who’s That Chick?” has just dropped unexpectedly. She surprised her fans today and may have also released the record to test her audience’s response to her dance-oriented sound which she intends to express on her new album. The previously unreleased track is fun and uptempo, but by the looks of the clip and the sound of the track, it seems Rihanna is getting us prepared for her upcoming album, ‘LOUD’ – “Sassy, Fun, Flirty, Energetic”. We’re assuming this song will be her second single.
Check out the video below….
Is this a good sound for Rihanna? Your thoughts?!
Here is a brand new song from rapper Twista featuring Chris Brown called, “Make A Movie.”
The track which obviously talks about making a private sex tape. It has the artist spitting rhymes like he was going for the world record again, while Brown seduces the ladies with words like “we do not need a script for this.”
“Make a Movie” will be featured on Twista’s 8th studio album “The Perfect Storm.” Rumor has it there will be a lot of artists jumping on his records and vice-versa. I guess you can say, “Twista is Back!!”
Check out the video below…
What are your thoughts on the video, “Make A Movie”?
You will forever be missed. Your music influence will forever live on. May you R.I.P.
Check out some videos below of my favorite Michael Jackson songs…
“She’s Out Of My Life”
“Heal The World”
“Gone Too Soon”
“You Are Not Alone”
Video for Bow Wow‘s “Going Outta My Mind” off his ‘Greenlight 3 Mixtape’
Check out the video below…
“The Song is Dope!!”
Hyper Crush is a band from Los Angeles, California. It consists of a rapper, Donny Fontaine, a vocalist, Holly Valentine, and a DJ/keytarist, Preston Moronie.
Check out a video below from one of my favorite songs “Ayo”.
“This is definitely a song to jam to when you’re either getting ready to hit the club or at the club. “Ayo get me low. Get me on my tippy toes.” Your thoughts?”
After the success of his latest album, Raymond v. Raymond, Usher is gearing up to release the second part to his project in the form of an EP entitled, Versus.
The first offering from the new EP is the first single, “DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again,” featuring Latino rapper, Pitbull and produced by Max Martin.
Music video by Usher featuring Pitbull performing “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”.
“I love this song!! ♥”
“Angels (Remix)” by Dirty Money featuring Rick Ross was released digitally back in February and can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon.com, among other outlets.
Music video by Diddy – Dirty Money and Rick Ross performing Angels (Remix)
Eminem premiered the new video for “Love The Way You Lie” Vevo and MTV yesterday (Aug.5th, 2010). The video, inspired by Eminem and his ex-wife Kim’s turmoil relationship, features actress Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan of “Lost”. Dominic tells MTV
“I think we tried as hard as we could to not glorify the violence, to try and explain that this was a relationship that is by no means ideal and a relationship that probably should have ended a lot sooner than it did. The concept of ‘Love the Way You Lie’ was essentially a look at the relationship that Eminem was in with his wife, Kim, so I kind of felt like I was playing Eminem a little bit, and Megan Fox was kind of playing Kim”
“There’s nothing sexy or cool or fun about being in a violent relationship. Whether it’s her being violent to you or you being violent to her … violence both ways or any kind of destructive relationship is something you should probably get out of.” One of the messages of the video is that Eminem probably should have bailed on his relationship earlier than he did.
Check out the video below…
“I really like the fact, that the video has Megan Fox acting as if she were Kim. She’s really good at playing those kind of roles. Good choice Eminem!”
Check out Kanye West‘s new video for his latest single called “Power”. Kanye has stated himself that this is less a video than it is a moving painting. Very creative of him to do this.
Check out the video below….Enjoy!