Music Video Monday
Today we’ve gone into the Edge Music Network music video library to find some of the most legendary music videos of all time. You can view all of the videos below and build your own music video playlists by downloading the Edge Music Network app or this website.
Directed by Hype Williams
The video for “Blue Magic”, showcases Jay-Z’s lavish lifestyle in New York City. Throughout the video, Jay-Z is shown roaming around New York City’s streets in an expensiveness car and rapping in front of expensive art pieces. The video attempts to show that Jay-Z made it and feels the need to flaunt his wealth. The video might seem a little too braggadocios, however, a lot of people use the video as motivation to work harder in order to live the Jay-Z lifestyle.
Directed by Dean Karr and Michel Gondry
“No One Knows” shows a mixture of two Queens of the Stone Age’s music videos filmed by directors Dean Karr and Michel Gondry. One of the videos features the members of Queens of the Stone Age hitting a deer. The deer magically comes back to life and exacts revenge on the band members by going on a rampage in their car. The second video shows all of the band members performing with a black background and are surrounded by a hue of various colors. The use of a black background highlights how much passion the Queens of the Stone Age put into their music.
The video ended up being nominated for an MTV VMA award in 2003.
Directed by Joseph Kahn
In the futuristic video for “…Ready For It?”, a human Taylor swift is shown meeting a cyborg Taylor Swift. The cyborg Taylor Swift shows off her technological capabilities with dazzling displays of thunder and a robotic horse. “…Ready For It?” is one of the most aesthetically pleasing videos to watch and has a twist ending that you would have never predicted.