Video was on track with the whole point of the album. It is a commentary on success. Yeah, it just seems like a spiced up live show, with some crazy affects, but look into it.
The crowd looked to be about 80% girls from those in-crowd shots, all of them well dressed, wearing black. Jay allows the crowd to finish his line; not at all showing off the song, but instead the status of which he and Ye have reached. The editing is over-flourished, like their lifestyles. Just the atmosphere of that concert is high-status. It's one of the first videos I have seen that instead of simply telling a story actually illustrate a concept. I could write more, but I don't have the video in front of me right now, and people probably won't even read this much.
Excellent video, though I think Kanye's "shirt" is ridiculous".
Im not the biggest Kanye fan but its more because of his attitude. He has undoubtedly produced some of the best hip hop songs of the last 15 years going all the way back to Reasonable Doubt. This song and Otis being two of the latest.
I like that they took it back to a concert video. They put on a sick show.
I got kicked out of Barnes & Nobles for putting all the bibles in the fiction section.
The Origin of the term Cray from the "Niggas In Paris Single" is actually not a shortened form of "crazy", nor is it "cray", its actually "Kray". It's in reference to the schizophrenic twins Ronald and Reginald Kray... The Kray twins who were the crime lords of London in the 50's and 60's... The police failed to locate them on numerous occasions, which is where the line "ball so hard, muthafuckas wanna find me, that shit Kray, that shit Kray, that shit Kray" comes from.