Friday, May 28, 2010
"No one man should have all that power"
YES YES YES YES YES!!!! After months of hiatus from the spotlight Kanye has emerged from what many thought was the ashes of his career and sent a verbal punch to all the haters and a wake up call to the rap world. I don't want to say anything about the song because I just want people to hear it but i gotta say WELCOME BACK MR WEST! Rock on from Krypton
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Oh shit double post in one day! I go hard! (well..technically it's tomorrow but w/e lol). What you see up above is the video for "Dueces" which comes from Chris Brown and Tyga's collab mixtape, Fan Of A Fan (which is pretty dope btw, i recommend it). When I heard a video was dropped for it and knowing it was a low-tempo, break up song I was thinking that we were gonna get some sort of typical video where Tyga and Chris rapping/singing to their individual girls but the turn out wasn't really what I expected. The video has a real minimalistic and subtle feel to it and doesn't feel like they're trying to force the message in the song down the viewer's throat. There are a few girls in the video but they serve as little more than minimal eye candy. Cinematically this video is really dope to me. The wide open urban landscape that the video was shot in really yielded some really nice shots of the artists as the director experimented with shadows, angling and different types of shots. While there isn't a whole lot going on visually I think that's good because it helps enhance the artist's performances in the video. My favorite parts of the video came from the 3 artists walking down the alleyway dressed in dark colors with a car following behind them and Chris Brown showing off some amazing acrobatics and dance moves in a tunnel shrouded in darkness. All in all while it's not gonna win any awards or really blow anyone away I think this is a really well shot video that really showcases the power of doing a whole lot with a little. Check it out and the other video I posted today and give me your feed back. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton.
I just peeped this video on Kanye's blog and I had to find and share it. It's the video for "Treat Me Like Your Mother" by The Dead Weather which is Jack White's like...3rd band lol. This video pretty much depicts a two lovers having an argument but with a twist. They always say bitter words cut deep and in this case they appear in the form of bullet rounds from a military grade machine gun lol. Jack and the girl in the video light each other up for a good part of the video until the end when they both seem to run out of "ammo" and just walk away from each other. I think it's probably one of the dopest and most creative ways that a lover's quarrel has been depicted in a video. It also doesn't hurt the song it's self is dope as hell too. I'm really curious as to how they pull off the whole video though because you can tell that there was no CGI involved. This is why I wanna be a director to find out all these things lol. Well I'd love to hear you guy's take on the video, you know what to do. Till next time, Rock on from Krypton.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
The number 3 plays an integral part in our society when it comes to the finality of something. 3 strikes and your out, the 3rd movie/book ends a trilogy, etc. If we were referring to Drake's solo videos I'd have to say 3rd time is a charm. Best I Ever Had, while funny, wasn't the video that anyone hoped it would be. Over was a dope visual show but it still didn't really showcase Drake as an artist. So the video for Find Your Love was pretty much a make or break video and after watching it in it's entirety I can safely say that Drake has finally delivered a masterpiece. I'm not going to say anything about the video because it's really something that you have to see without anything being revealed to fully appreciate but what I will say is that it pays to have acting chops lol. There is a lot that I wanna say about this video but I want you all to see it for yourselves and give me you're feedback on the video. I look forward to your views. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
My second award! dopeness =)
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I'd like to thank http://twinn-love.blogspot.com/ and http://asweet-mess.blogspot.com for giving me this award. I appreciate it alot and I think you both are awesome.
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I gotta hit the sack now though ladies n gents, I got a eye appointment and then a job interview/tour at UPS. Hopefully after months of job searching I may have finally found my way out of the poor house. We shall see, till next post. Rock on from Krypton
Saturday, May 1, 2010
This isn't everyone's cup of tea but I've been listening to this song nonstop ever since it leaked. I'm VERY glad that Drake decided to showcase another side of his talent with the second single. Over showcased his ability to put out a hard hitting rap anthem and Find Your Love showcases his ability to put out a sincere love song. The moment the song starts you can already tell that this isn't going to be your average R&B track and as the song progresses and more instruments are added to the beat it's almost like following a story. Kanye's beat for the song has been called an 808's reject by a lot of people but I think that while it has an 808's feel to it it's much more lighthearted and summery than the darker tone of Heartbreak. You can definitely tell that Drake's been working with his vocal coach because his vocals on this song are the best that I've ever heard them (let's see how it sounds live) and while the lyrics aren't the deepest thing you've ever heard, they're sincere and relatable which matters to me more in a love song. There's something very infectious about the song as well because even people that say they hate the song have said they've listened to it repeatedly, for some reason it just keeps making your wanna replay it. Though I doubt that this song will do as well on the airwaves as Over did, I wanna applaud Drake for not going the generic route and putting out something different and adventurous to show off his musical versatility (I actually like Find Your Love more than Over). I'm gonna have the chorus stuck in my head for a long time lol. Give the track a listen and send me your feedback. Till next time, Rock on from Krypton