12.28.2009

Forever Young

Jay-Z recently dropped the vid for Forever Young, but before we get to the video I am compelled to say that this is THE worst song on the album. I think I may have only listened to it the first two times I listend to the album.

Part of my reasoning is based on the hijacking of a real classic. YEs, I realize he is not the first nor the worst, but I really can't fade this joint. And for all of the hype that he has received as a part of the G.O.O.D. music family, Mr. Hudson is unimpressive. Adding him to this song only makes it worst.

However, I do believe in videos changing outlooks on songs. The video for the song is a great look. I'm really loving the black and white treatment and imagery of America's youth doing what it does best- being young and active. In a lot of ways it reminds me of a cross between a Gatorade and Levi's commercial.



Like I said earlier, videos can change perceptions of songs. This video didn't really do that for me, but the visuals are undeniable.

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