I just finished reading Robert McKees book Story yesterday.
The major take away is that when people sit down for a movie,
that they don't want necessarily want a happy ending, they
want to be emotionally satiated.
Man listen. Thats how I felt when I saw the new Roots video.
First of all. The hook. "Yesterday I Saw a B-Girl Crying". Man,
for every moment in the last twenty four hours where I felt, pity,
pressure, anger, rejection, that song just made it moot. It was like a
facial and a good sermon. Feel me?
Second. The Drums. They sound like Elvin Jones meets Go Go.
That break beat is like water splashed into hot Friday night fish
grease. You can hear how much of visionary ?uesto is on this one.
You know how when you listen to a Doom song, and you hear and
appreciate the individual elements that went into the composition.
Thats what this song reminds me of. Its melodic, boom bappy and catchy.
Third. Chrisette Michelle. I want her to win. She is beautiful.
She is atypical of what the music industry says is An
acceptable Black woman. In the video, she is in her element.
Shining. This video and song is evidence that a win
Fourth. Rik Cordero is a beast. The color saturation,
the jam session feel, the tight shots all come together
to make us feel like we are in the room with The Roots & Crew.
If there is ANYONE with an mp3, please send it. I will stream it
if I have too. Seriously.
Call jet blue. Get me to bk'lyn.