Kanye debuted an interesting new video at the PornHub Awards while he served as the show’s creative director. In true Kanye fashion, it’s a fucking spectacle. There’s so much going on in it for it to only run a little over two minutes that we had to do a quick breakdown. Not only for our readers, but ourselves as well. Here are a few takeaways that we got from it.
Kanye’s fucking lost his mind
Imagine taking the lego head off a figure, stuffing a middle-aged celebrity in there, and then telling him to go ape shit. That’s the general gist of what the song’s video gives the listener. It’s not that it’s uncreative, it’s just that it feels lazy. There’s no obvious purpose behind it and it just seems to have been slapped together at the last minute.
Lil Pump, when used correctly, is a star
On the track, Pump is delegated to hook duties. It works out too thanks to Pump’s ability to find harmonies in plain sight. He’s easily the highlight of the song, but with Kanye’s verse mostly comprised of talking, that may not be saying much.
Kanye’s artistic direction has taken a hit with age
We saw that ye was a creative fail. Now, “I Love It” seems to show that his artistry is beginning to stink with age. Maybe it’s reversible, or maybe it’s permanent. One thing’s for certain. If this Kanye is what we’ll continue to get, he can keep it.
@AkhilSesh’s visual for “Lil Thouwow” will throw you for a loop
Akhil Sesh’s latest visual is “Lil Thouwow” and if there’s one word to describe it, it’s definitely “wow.” That’s a good one by the way, often because the word gets misconstrued in this context. In the visual for the song smoother than usual song, Akhil Sesh loads on copious amounts of special effects that showcase a drive to be eclectic. It works, too.
Watch the video for “Lil Thouwow” below.
@theofficialyed goes crazy in “Like I Never Left”
Y.E.D. hails from Atlanta and is more grassroots than anyone coming out of the city. His raw, visceral style of music relies on its spontaneity for thrills. “Like I Never Left” captures lightning in a bottle for a captivating sound and style that place you right in the action. The video will give you vertigo, but it’s mesmerizing in a way that Harmony Korine’s K.I.D.S is.
Watch the video for “Like I Never Left” below.
@Coringmusic shows Brooklyn’s beauty in “Brooklyn”
Watch Corin Gabriella’s exciting new video for “Brooklyn.” It has a very grassroots feel to the way that it’s shot and the frantic, energetic viewpoints that it uses to portray the city’s angst. Corin is a rising R & B stalwart out of the city with a soulful sound that cuts through much of the more atmospheric muddling that exists in contemporary soul culture. With a fresh, funky twist, her latest will give you something to remember.
Watch the video for “Brooklyn” below.