Kanye West – “Good Life” Feat. T-Pain
You know what? If you want to shut me up, show and prove LOL. And he did with this joint.
This is by far the most creative video I’ve seen debut on 106 and Park in a month of Sundays and DESPITE the fact that I can’t stand T-Pain with every big bone in my body, I am in like with this song. Or as Kanye says, “Me likey.” I’ve been jammin’ this song for a while, so I was glad to see the video for it today on 106. My favorite part of this song is where he ends those lines in the second verse with “sorry,” “ferrari,” and “Lawry’s.” LOVE IT! HAHAHA!
HOWEVER, Kanye is a fool. Ya’ll remember when he ran on-stage in his first rant at the European VMA Awards? Well, he was mad because Justice, a dance/electronica music group won the award for video of the year that he felt he was supposed to win.
Guess what? The “Gotcha Gotcha!” is that Kanye used the same director who produced the video that beat him (for their hit song “D.A.N.C.E.”) to direct this video.
HAHAHAHA, Kanye. WOW! Some would call that smart and shrewd, others would call that dirty game. Well, if you want to win the best video, steal the best video’s directors!
Well, I like it anyway. But mostly because I liked their direction and their take on his song. And somehow, Kanye reigned in the vocal terror of T-Pain to tolerable levels. It’s all in the vocal mix LOL, T-Pain doesn’t take precedence over the person he’s featured on the track, he’s not prominent in the mix, and he’s not just OVERDOING all the faux harmony and ish.
So on that fact alone, I give Kanye 5 points. He gets -2.5 points for stealing the people who beat him video director though LOL. He gets -.5 points for still rocking them parts in his head. And he gets +3 points on lyricism, and +3 points for originality in a hip-hop video since Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”. He gets another +2 points for trying to change up the video formula (aka naked video hoes!). He just had one! -1 point because her tittay-balls were playing volleyball with each other (not that I’m complaining *cough*). But he gets +1 because he looked good and his airbrushing/style were on point.
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