Ever since the first time I heard Jay Electronica flow, I felt him. Then he dropped the Eternal Sunshine joint and basically made me delete my Jon Brion sampled beats. No one would ever believe I did it first.
Apparently, he cut some footage from his trip to a Pashputinath Hindu Temple and a Bodinath Buddhist Temple in Nepal. The music is from a project he’s doing with Just Blaze.
If you can recall, the original cut of the video for Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” received tons of backlash for many different reasons. Females were generally confused and wanted more Drake, more quick edits, less slow-motion, and less comedy. I mean, it’s his first real music video and it’s for a number 1 single. There’s nothing comedic about the song. Basically, females wanted a regular music video. Kanye doesn’t do that. Kanye, the director, like’s to push the envelope and he likes breasts in slow-motion. So this is what happens.
I can’t speak for all males but we don’t care about Drake. He’s basically a soap-opera actor turned singer/rapper.
Regardless, I loved the original video and love this one too. Not much changed between the cuts. I wish Kanye would have taken out those stupid skits but hey, some people think they’re funny. Also, I love the colors and feel.
Also, if you find the stretching video model familiar, it’s because you probably saw the same video we all did featuring Rosa Acosta:
I’m not really a fan of Kid Cudi but this video is excellent. At first I didn’t like the “split screen” but quickly I realized what was happening. They used it really well. I say “they” because I’m not sure who directed this. If you know, please let me know.
Also, if those drums sound familiar you may remember them from Q-Tip’s “Let’s Ride” produced by J-Dilla. And if you’re really old, you may remember that break from The Vibrettes. Not to mention many ZEPS songs
Besides it being Kid Cudi and having a DJ Hero controller in it, it’s done really well.
I went through every single little feature from recording calls on the fly, to listening in before picking up, to switching phones seamlessly without hanging up, to downloading mp3s, to sharing voice mail, to reading voicemail, etc. All quite amazing. The only con I see is that Google Voice’s dialer is only currently native on Google phones or Android phones (Note: On my BlackBerry “Call Via Google Voice” is embedded in the menu. Great!). So, if I’m away from the web and didn’t already have the contact in my phone, I’d have to open up the Google Voice app on my BlackBerry to dial out, instead of just dialing out normally. However major this may be, calling people from the web has been amazing. I find myself doing that much more now because it involves no dialing what so ever. You just pick up your phone and you’re connected.
Now texting is a different story. Texting on my BlackBerry is so easy and organized along with all the shortcuts. Texting with Google Voice isn’t as fluid.
So, with that said. I’m sure more cell OSes will incorporate the Google Voice dialer. In the meantime, people will probably create apps to help with that but native Google Voice dialing is inevitable.
P.S. Thanks for making it easy to cheat on your spouse. People will love that.
P.P.S. There is a three hour limit on recording calls. I think that’s plenty!!