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When we say “Put REAL Women/Black Women Back in Videos,” THIS is what we mean. Shad: “Keep Shining.”

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I was just speaking about how great Shad is just a few days ago. It’s always great to find new musicians with so much talent that you’re a bit overwhelmed. His lyrical style is just… impressive. Incredibly impressive. I was just so happy to find someone new to invest some time into musically. Down to the story of how he’s made his music… his life and his vision seems right.
So fast forward a few weeks to Shad releasing his newest video for his song, “Keep Shining.” Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Shad gives us his well done dedication to women of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. And while doing it… it never comes off as pretentious or preachy. Only uplifting and praising. Thanks for this, Shad. I appreciate and I’m inspired by you. Keep it up.

When we say "Put REAL Women/Black Women Back in Videos," THIS is what we mean. Shad: "Keep Shining."

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I was just speaking about how great Shad is just a few days ago. It’s always great to find new musicians with so much talent that you’re a bit overwhelmed. His lyrical style is just… impressive. Incredibly impressive. I was just so happy to find someone new to invest some time into musically. Down to the story of how he’s made his music… his life and his vision seems right.
So fast forward a few weeks to Shad releasing his newest video for his song, “Keep Shining.” Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Shad gives us his well done dedication to women of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. And while doing it… it never comes off as pretentious or preachy. Only uplifting and praising. Thanks for this, Shad. I appreciate and I’m inspired by you. Keep it up.

Take a Sneak-Peak at Kanye West's new video for "Monster."

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Come up out that Dark Fantasy for me.

 

 

Filled with dead models hanging from the ceilings, lifeless girls laying in beds, Nikki Minaj wilding out on the floor… This really looks like Kanye’s going to be channeling the name of the song for this video. And thus far… it’s looking Pretty Decent.

Check the Preview below and enjoy.

This should be interesting.
*waits for it*

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv7ybFTcgl4&feature=player_embedded]

 

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December 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Take a Sneak-Peak at Kanye West’s new video for “Monster.”

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Come up out that Dark Fantasy for me.

 

 

Filled with dead models hanging from the ceilings, lifeless girls laying in beds, Nikki Minaj wilding out on the floor… This really looks like Kanye’s going to be channeling the name of the song for this video. And thus far… it’s looking Pretty Decent.

Check the Preview below and enjoy.

This should be interesting.
*waits for it*

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv7ybFTcgl4&feature=player_embedded]

 

Written by E

December 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm

The Arcade Fire + Spike Jones = "The Suburbs." Winning.

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One of the better rock bands around teams up with one of the most legendary Directors of music videos to make an interesting visual story and statement to accompany a fairly kickass song.

A whole lot going on there. LOL.

Enjoy.

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November 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

The Arcade Fire + Spike Jones = “The Suburbs.” Winning.

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One of the better rock bands around teams up with one of the most legendary Directors of music videos to make an interesting visual story and statement to accompany a fairly kickass song.

A whole lot going on there. LOL.

Enjoy.

Written by E

November 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

The "Yemi Akinyemi's JAD Prague Dance Company and its Principal Dancer in Kanye West's "Runaway"" Appreciation Post.

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Yeah, that title is a mouthful, but she's totally worth it.

While the internet imploded on itself trying to figure out whether they love or hate Kanye’s new mini-movie for his latest effort, “Runaway,” (any negative rabble-rabble on  it is a lack of exposure to the arts, frankly) I’ve gone full nerd and already gone above and beyond the call of duty to zero in and find out the details of this interesting, Arts-meets-Hip Hop video clip/perspective.

Frankly, all the attention should frankly be focused on Czech-born Yemi Akinyemi’s visually compelling choreography as performed by his own Prague JAD Dance company. Falling somewhere between modern interpretive and classic ballet, the ballet troupe’s circular set up, graceful yet sharp movements and wonderful execution of classic moves are (to me, anyways) a powerful complement to a pretty emotionally vulnerable song.

A personal word of congratulations to the 3 lead dancers of the troupe, notably the Principal Dancer centered in the middle of their set up. With willowy long arms and a control over them that is amazing (your wingspan must be ridiculous; that intro was like watching an eagle take flight, yo), and an Arabesque that BLOWS my MIND, there has to be some kind of written appreciation of your awe-inspiring talent. Please. If you read this, let me know where I can see more of you. All of you. Your Dance Company is amazing.

Initially, I had no interest in the song or its video. Once we got word his project was more of a mini-movie than video, my curiosity was engaged a bit… but I still decided to not really pay it any attention until MTVJams threw it into rotation as its “Jam Of The Week.” Now while it seems as if Kanye might have thrown himself under the Hype Bus before the video was even played (citing Stanley Kubrick and Frederico Fellini as inspirations/comparisons; possibly setting himself up for the ‘high expectations fail’), I personally never heard any of the malarkey and went into it not really expecting anything after that MTV Music Awards performance (I just… wasnt feeling that at all). From there… to be hit with such a wonderful combo of Performing Arts and Hip Hop… well, I’m geeked. And while I might be a bit biased towards this for several reasons (Yay! Thanks Colburn School!)…  but F*ck how you’re feeling about it, really. Its pretty damn awesome. Kanye West and Yemi Akinyemi just made ballet cool again and exposed a whole new generation to the art.

If you’re a ballet nerd, watch the extended video where the Principal and Featured dancers all get their own solos. Worth the extra time.

You guys are awesome. Congrats on a wonderful performance.

Enjoy, Dammit.

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