So, I'm guessing you've seen this. It's a very worthy attempt at raising awareness of human trafficking, and hopefully it can get a few more young women off the streets and on track with their lives.
But heres the thing:
Thats real advertising space for real prostitutes, which means the people making this video would still have had to contribute money to the sex trade just to make this video.
So, this is the very definition of pretentious, heres why:
1. Why wasn't this open to the public? doesn't seem very Hip Hop, especially considering the whole point of this was to marry Hip Hop and performance art
2. Talking about being able to buy important works of art is not the same as understanding them
3. If you love Basquiat so much, why don't you name the song after him? aside form all the fact it has added alliterative appeal, there are way more parallels between you and Basquiat than you and Picasso.
in other news, big announcement tomorrow. Love to you all, goodnight x
This is just awful. Misogynist idiocy is nothing new in rap music, but at least do it with style! This is bereft of any style, intelligence or class. The music is obnoxious (Why use auto tune if you are just gonna stick to the root note!?) the production is WAY below what I would call a professional standard and the lyrics, god, the lyrics.
But I really, really love Jeff Buckley, beautiful voice, exquisite guitar work and a classic number to wrap those skills around. Just listen to that vocal performance! Those chords! it's all so simple yet so perfect. All I can do is gush about just how much I love this song.
It truly brings a tear to my eye, and though some of the innuendo may be a bit on the nose "there was a time when you let me know, whats really going on below" - really? It's not his song. At least, it isn't until he opens his mouth.