Let me just say this outright. I LOVE the Creative Control movement. Dame Dash is really doing a great job of re-branding himself and finding a new lane after being black-balled by the industry. I’ve always thought he was the ear behind Rocafella’s talented roster…
With that said, another new artist, Terri Walker is emerging from the Creative Control camp and of course she’s official. I love the way they put together these promos. They’re shot beautifully and feel very candid and human. Love seeing how things come together behind the scenes during the creative process.
First off, let me say this. I like Kid Cudi. The moment that I stopped trying to pigeon-hole him as some kind of a pseudo-rapper and just appreciated his music for what it was, I instantly got into his vibe. As for the way he dresses, definitely not a fan of “mandex” jeans and all that. But his music is pretty good…good enough to be covered. My boy Bryan put me on to this cover of his song Pursuit of Happiness by an artist named Lissie. Had never heard of her before seeing this clip but I’ll be gott damned if she didn’t pour her heart into this. The video is shot extremely well too which only drives home the performance that much more. Given where I’m at in my life right now I really felt this one. Hope yall do too..
Ok, so if you all haven’t noticed I have the OD creative crush on Ms. Janelle Monae. First and foremost, if you haven’t checked out her album yet, you’re playin’ yaself. Its colorful, funky, fresh … basically everything the rest of the game isn’t. Now I knew she could sang but had NO idea she could boogie like this. She’s officially my new prototype!