Paint a picture of the words...

The other night, one of my family members decided it was a must that I see 106 and park... Now, I havent seen this show in ages and I must say... not too much has changed. "2 step" songs for the ladies in the club, songs about money, cars, etc... I ain't even too mad at that though. The problem I have is with the lack of creativity in the music videos in the countdown I saw. Its the same stuff over and over again. Im wrong? Ok.

Exhibit A:

I love the Chalie Boy Song, "I Look Good". Very catchy and he's singing pretty good on his hook without heavy use of autotune (which equals an automatic win in my book). Reminds me of Ceelo Greene a lil bit (but Ceelo can sing a lot better).

Look at his video:

But we've this same video over and over again of people standing out in front of cars.

Exhibit B:

Is Birdman's Money to blow, which for some reason REFUSES to allow anyone to embed. But thas cool cause his "son" did the same video a lil while ago except he included a band amongst his women and there was less money being flashed...

OR you could compare it to...

Still not enough?

Omarion did the all black and white dance routine with some added randomness for no reason:

Only to be DESTROYED in the SAME countdown by Chris Brown doing the same type of dancing... only MUCH better with a more well put together video AND CREATIVITY!!!

Part of the problem could be what we are talking about... It could be a lack of vision... I blame the writers, though. If you don't tell a different story, how can you expect to display a different story visually that correlates to it?!? I dont know. And while you shake your head and say Im biased, I point your head to creativity...


Sharam feat Kid Cudi - She Came Along


Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Talib Kweli - Hot Thing
(even though it WAS the HP commercial, still different for a music video)

OutKast - GhettoMusick OR Ms. Jackson

And for Kicks...

Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me
(Which DID deserve to beat Single Ladies. Yes, I did say it. Single Ladies had a dance routine in front of a white wall... No visual creativity. Its been done before.)

Stuff like this doesnt last too long 106 (Unless your name is Jay Z, Rihanna, or Kanye...) And as a result, doesnt get seen.

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