The Cold War of Power & Lies

New videos from Kanye, Eminem and Janelle Monae have dropped, and boy are they making a statement. Maco Brambilla, director of Kanye West's "Power" exclaimed in an interview with NY Mag’s Vulture, that this was a “video portrait”. It proves to be nothing less than that in it's 90 second course. It is art and definitely symbolic; a painting - and arguably, a masterpiece. Kanye's album is set to drop on October 12th. The official video for Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna off of his album Recovery has dropped and it is a movie! It features actors Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan, who couldn't be a better fit for the storyline. Last but not least, Janelle Monae's video "Cold War" hit and is simple and full of emotion. She's a ball of energy and that is depicted in this video directed by Wendy Morgan. Her album The Archandroid is in stores now. Happy watching!

Kanye West - Power

“It starts with a very tight shot introducing him that’s kind of a reinvention of a neoclassical painting. It pulls back from the shot, without any cuts, and we reveal the video canvas, populated by all these characters who are depicted in various stages of undress and decadence. The iconography comes from Roman iconography, Renaissance iconography, and it connects to the sexuality of the music as well. As we reveal the setting for it, there’s a feeling of a moment of transition for him. A fall from grace, if you will. It visualizes power, and him as the icon as power, and then at the end of the piece it challenges the power that I set up at the beginning. It’s an elliptical piece of storytelling."
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Eminem - Love the Way You Lie ft. Rihanna
Megan Fox & Dominic Monaghan

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Janelle Monae - Cold War

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  1. Devin said...:

    Kanye is a true artist. Video is insane!

  1. Reg said...:

    All three videos is hard

  1. Key Being Key said...:

    i love Janelle Monae style and kanye west is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Jas said...:

    Okay so this is my first time hearing Power and I'm sure the song is longer but I find it ironic that its by Kanye. The video or painting is depicting him as a god with power (this is what I see). Idk he's a little out there but it was creative.

    Eminem's video looked like it came straight out of the 8 Mile movie but I liked it

    Janelle Monaes looking like D'Angelo but she's so talented & pretty. I loved the emotion. Damn why do I have cable & never saw any of these. Thx team elleelleeye

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