Filed under: Life....I wonder... | Tags: a tribe called quest, aaliyah, Check the Rhime, inspiration, music videos, scarface, Smile, Try Again, tupac
Shhhhhh! Hold up a second….do you hear that? Ohhhhhh it’s the music GODS whispering sweet nothings in my ear. Anybody need a little inspiring? Don’t worry kid, I got you……….
Check yo self, are you on point? The answer should be all the time.
Even if you find that you are not 100 with it, don’t trip because you can always dust it off and try again.
And remember, it’s good for the soul to SMILE sometimes, even through all the rain and the pain……
Filed under: Dopeness, Uncategorized | Tags: aaliyah, coolness, i heart, music videos
My latest post got me inspired. I’m a junkie for visual art and music videos are just the shit to me. I think my obsession with them comes from childhood. My favorite Disney movie of all time is Fantasia. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a surrealist piece of work in which several animated shorts provide visualizations for classical compositions from greats like Bach and Tchaikovsky. That is the only movie that ever mesmerized me as a child, I even had the video game on Sega Genesis. Yup way old school.
What I love most about music videos is they are visual interpretations of mood and emotions. Where films are mostly character driven, the video is all about the ambience. It is the visual interpretation of lyrics and harmonies, of grooves and feelings. Creativity is allowed to roam completely free, it’s like visual poetry. This young lady right here, to me, was the definition of an artist. Her style was so sick, so unique that almost 8 years after her death her music and videos still puts the majority of these rnb chicks to shame. Her legacy leaves us with some of the most bangin, ethereal, hypnotic grooves ever created and some tight ass videos too. She was an aesthetically brilliant pioneer and a musical ingenue, enjoy………
5. One of my favorite songs, she looks gorgeous
4. Str8 G
3. Round the way girl fantasticness
1. Taking sex appeal to another level, abstract lovliness