Beyonce's Visual Album kicks off with "Pretty Hurt," drawing upon memories of childhood beauty pageants, but with a specific focus on the forced smiles, forced diets and other pressures. Eventually it all comes to a head for Miss Third Ward with pageant host Harvey Keitel.
The signs are ominous: A Red light, No U-Turn, a stray dog and even tumbleweed. But, Jill Scott continues her journey and gets rewarded with a magical introduction to jazz pianist and composer Robert Glasper.
Michael K. Williams aka Chalky White aka Omar aka bad motherfucker kicks an enormous amount of ass in a video that starts off like a Breaking Bad episode, but then blossoms into something much weirder, yet equally affecting and amazing.