So this week I’m reviewing Spades Saratoga’s newest remix video entitled “What U Want”! Having followed this guys success since a little before he featured on Freestyle Friday via 106 & Park, I’m proud to finally have a platform I can show my support on. This video was directed by one of my favorite upcoming directors, @Director_Picaso! So you know I had to see this.
I must say the video is a lot simpler than I expected. In comparison to his music videos for his original songs, I’m glad the quality still exists without a story line. I think that’s what a lot of artists don’t understand. It’s quality over quantity. Even for remix tracks. Stop dropping music videos for everything looking crazy and you don’t always need a story line long as the visual looks good.
I did find it very comical that shorty in the orange twerked the ENTIRE video!! Kudos to you for the energy lol. Make sure you check out the video for yourself and tell us what you thought in the comments below.
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So this video wasn’t officially user submitted per say…. However, after suffering through a few pretty undesirable visuals, we decided to take a break and submit a video we like from our supporters. It was as if it was calling out to us!
Kwoat is a dope Haitian music artist from the Flatbush area of Brooklyn. He is one of those upcoming music artists that you know is going to make it! From the variety in his sound to the visual quality of his music videos… he brings a breath of free air to a very saturated New York underground scene.
When you watch the video you will understand what Blaq and I consider a great visual from our previous feedback via this segment. The video starts off in a beautiful skyrise apartment in where I presume to be Manhattan. He and his … girlfriend? get into a disagreement about something she saw on his phone. The content of the song mostly relays to how he doesn’t intend to make her upset though he’s a player. As a female, the lyrics spoke to me in a “this is our generation, men have multiple women and like them all, get over it” type of manner. “Told myself I never break a heart again. But if I break another woman’s heart Ill be the man in this generation.” Unfortunately, this is the world we live in, where a man is glorified for being a serial heart breaker. But I digress…
I’m saying though, Stussy and TMobile need to slide through with the check for the product promotion! Anyway, the girl gets so upset that she leaves… and another girl shows up! Kwoat, you know you wrong for that lol. What’s funny is, this girl was just as beautiful as the first girl and the level of excitement he showed when he seen her made me forget all about the first girl. This video was so well put together and seemless… Make sure you contact Zurisaddai Nikko Corona Jr on Facebook so he can direct and shoot your next video!!
Oh yea and Kwoat? Make sure you follow his rise to success.. You’ll be real mad in the future if you don’t 😉 Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
The video begins with varying shots of the outdoors to match the piano keys in the intro. The video is full of quick transitions and varying outdoor shots. The song seems to be Soup warning other rappers to watch out for him and recognize that he’s dope and on the come up… Let em know Soup!! With references to major players like JayZ in the beginning of the video, I’m not sure what the intended concept for the visual to this song was but here is our review via DJ Blaq Bully on what she thought:
I have to say I struggled on the review for this video. I couldn’t really find the words to express my actual feelings for it. Then I realized, it was probably because I had none. The video quality was fine, definitely a clear picture. However, it just didn’t move me as a whole. A music video for your track should paint the visual to whatever it is you’re talking about. Whether it’s an artistic view or a realistic view of the picture you’re attempting to paint with your lyrics. This video lacked BOTH! I found myself zoning out during most of the video.
Also, some of the effects and transitions made me feel like I was going to have a seizure. Another piece of advice I’d give is to please pick better locations to shoot!!! When I am watching a music video, I would like to be entertained, informed, mesmerized and/or all of the above.
Soup, great effort! Maybe just put a little more thought into the concepts of your video next time. Keep grinding though!
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