The innerwebs are all a flutter because Keri Hilson & Raheem Devaughn have released videos that seem to be 101 courses for Ho-ology & 12-Play respectively. As much as I hate being a Bandwagoneer, I must weigh in. Keri's song is so trite that I won't even bother to mention it by name, as my ears are still trying to produce enough wax to naturally deafen me. The video is WHORErendous. I will skip posting it as well to protect myself against the virtual slaps you'd lay upon me for sipping on your life's essence in this way. I am not a Dementor. Harry Potter.
Raheem's video, for "She's Single", is catching hell now because there are those who feel that not to call him out is sexist, giving him a pass while taking Keri to task on the strength of being female alone. Keri's video, from the C-rate acting to the Ciara-wannabe dancing & the ri-damn-diculous lyrics (a term used loosely here), is just BAD. As a matter of fact, it's worser than that. It's bad enough for me to type w-o-r-s-e-r & mean it. Raheem's video, on the other hand, is......ahem.......heat inducing.
See for yourself.
Now, the boy doesn't turn me on. I mean, his lips look like they could do some thangs, but as attractions go, that 1's gone for me. But uhmmmm....yeah... The video had me looking left & right to make sure I was alone on the sofa. It reminds me of the love scene in Mo' Money when Damon Wayans laid Stacey Dash down behind the billowing sheet. The whole scene was implied. While there is little implied in this video, the soft porn isn't slapping you dead in the head (not sure whether I intend that pun or not) & still manages to be sensual, IMO. The shadows are doin the Grown Up & gettin it in, so much so that I'm....ahem....feeling warm. Wait, did I say that already? Sigh... The fire created by this video is less about Raheem doin' the most & more about me not really doin' enough right now. It could also be that red is a fiery color & happens to be my favorite. I'on'tknow but I'm leaning more toward the sadder truth. Sigh...
The point--I'm not mad at Radio Rah's R&B cover of Lil Wayne's song. A friend of mine might say it's typical since Raheem seems to be my iPod's favorite artist whenever he's around, but I'm really not biased. Raheem took an a'ight rap song & turned it into a decent R&B song & turned that into a damn good video. Hell, I don't like porn, but if a man wanted to send me a hint.... *clears throat*
I'll stop now. My parents lurk here.
Keri, Baby, you need to keep writing the songs for Ciara so I can keep just ignoring her, instead of having to waste time ignoring the both'a yous.
Raheem....*clears throat again* you keep up the good work. In the words of the
Strap up out there. It's cold.
Watch me move.