September 24, 2007
One of these days, maybe your magic won't affect me
Rihanna and Ne-Yo have just released their video for Hate That I Love You. I LOVE IT. The filters that alter the color and the whole early 60's style. She looks beautiful. She must've had a book of Diahann Carroll photographs - see what I mean here. Watch the video now...
Even the little twist at the end is clever. I love how these two kids have obliterated the played-out Beyonce and Usher. Those stars are overexposed, more "corporation" than human. I mean, Beyonce's only good song last year was written by Ne-Yo! Don't get me started on the message of outlandish wealth and ostentation. It corrupts pop culture and is anti-inspirational.
So along come hungry Rihanna and Ne-Yo, who have worked their asses off. Every move Rihanna has made this year has been pitch perfect. The relentless high quality videos (4 now), the great singles, strong album and killer mixes, and clever live performances. Who knew!?
If you have not heard the monolithic K-Klassic remix of Hate That I Love You, you might find it here.
Both have done all of this with something more than the usual sex-grinding bullshit (well, aside from Shut Up And Drive...). What next? I think Rihanna needs to go right back into the studio and record another album for next summer. When the sun shines, it shines forever!
This post was inspired by Perez I must admit!