Monday, March 10, 2008

Jay-Z's Ode To Heroin


They say people on heroin, regardless of how they may look on the outside, are in a completely different reality when they're high. That guy that you may ride by in the city who is dancing erratically on the sidewalk is probably a rockstar at a wild party in his mind. The woman that is passed out on her couch is probably in the arms of her lover in her mind-altered world.

I don't know much about drugs, but I have seen their effects first-hand in my personal life. If there's one thing I do know it's that drugs can destroy your mind and is a major factor in the destruction of our communities.

I used to wonder how people could see the effects of crack/heroin addiction and still try them. Though I still don't fully understand, it's conceivable that people in bad situations would run towards escapisms to get away from their problems. This video does a good job of capturing that concept.

3 comments:

K.B. said...

I didn't pay this video much attention at first. And that was because it lacked color and light - two things that usually help a video come to life. Plus, Jay isn't even in it. It reminded me too much of the Flashing Lights video. I'm wondering if this is a new direction for hip hop videos (barely featuring the artist and taking a more creative approach). If it is, I can respect the creativity... It'll take some adjustment, though.

Lazarus said...

Ooook. Im not gon judge the video quality but this is one of my favorite Jay-Z videos ever....I mean really, be honest...when you first heard this song did you really think it was about a heroin addict?! WHO ELSE is making tracks like that?! Intelligent Ignorance made this man RICH....Do ya thang Jigga

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