It's no secret the SOHH Soul Man is in love with Mariah Carey, or should I say Mariah Carey's music. Even back in the days when she was doing straight up pop and adult contemporary type compositions like "Music Box", "Can't Let Go" and "I Don't Want To Cry". However this latest video for "Say Something" has got me, for the first time, looking at Mimi a little screw faced.
The video features Pharrell and Snoop and is shot in Paris. We've all read about the hoopla. What I don't understand is why the 50 million beauty shots. Here you have a song that could bang even more if it had a narrative video. Same with Mary J. Blige's "Enough Cryin'". Why has the new trend for videos (thanks to Hype Williams limited directing and editing skills) become only about iconic images. Beauty shot, after beauty shot, after beauty shot!
We already know that its all about you Mariah. You're platinum++++++. Janet wants to work with you. You have a tour thats about to pop off. We get it. But why would you waste Snoop and Pharrell's time like that. Snoop is a champ and he kills his verse, but he's been restricted to sitting in a chair while you change clothes like 85 times. No thanks. SOHH there you go Mariah, I've said something. Now what?
Avant has been trying to get his latest cd to pop and for whatever reason it hasn't happened for him. So this weekend, give him a little burn. Check out his video/interview for "4 Minutes". His new album, Director, hits shelves Tuesday April 25th. You can watch his behind the scenes in web episodes here.
Lastly... C&D has a FRESH pic of Janet.