The latest Jay-Z album has been out for a little
I like the album-I was never a Jay Z fan for real I just like a few of his singles and honestly after his last album I felt he fell off.
So far off this album 4:44 he has made music videos for two of my favorite tracks.
"The story of OJ"
I think this is my favorite track and music video off the album. Last semester I accidentally took an American Slavery class. Had I not taken that class I would have not understood the art and characters being shown. Alot of those scenes are old time characters or actual pictures.
The scene with Jaybo lynched in front of the crowd with the lone boy smiling to the camera is based off real post cards and photographs. The Mammy-the children shown as savages with bones. It was all historical so I can dig that.
I think my favorite line in the song besides the "I''m not black I'm OJ" which is legend by itself-is the line "You on Instagram holding money to your ear-there is a disconnect we don't call that money over here."
The other video is "4:44"
I like this mostly because of the sample from 'Hannah Williams & The Affirmations - Late Nights & Heartbreak' To me good music leads you to other music
My favorite part is the part the sample uses which I guess is around 1:39
That's what I call real soulful right there. What impressed me further is that the singer is white. I thought for sure that was not only a dead artist but an older black woman. She just has a sound I equal to the Fitzgearld time frame.
Anyway back to the video. Honestly I don't understand it as well as I do the story of OJ but besides that I like the adult message he has in the music. At least the man has gone from "big pippin" to "what good is a menage a trois when you have a soul mate?"
My two favorite tracks off the album turned into some pretty deep music videos.