Can Itch add some color to drab b&w TV performance? You bet he can. Director Frank Borin tips a cap to Pleasantville — and maybe Back To The Future — in a concept that perfectly fits this old-school soul tribute.
Derick G provides the official Behind-The-Scenes look at "God Bless Amerika". There's no flag footage, so anyone looking to Zapruder that segement is out of luck. Instead you get an artful look at the NOLA neighborhood where they shot.
Anyone who tried to score easy "Real American" points with the non-story of Lil Wayne dancing on the American flag will probably regret calling attention to this video. What was a powerful idea to begin with — a return to his Hollygrove, NOLA roots — has taken on infinitely more resonance after the nationwide discussion simmering after the Trayvon Martin decision.
Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis stumbles across the desert in search of something... It could be salvation, or just a fertile crescent — both of which are represented quite nicely here by a naked woman, who could just be a mirage.
What if director Colin Tilley was making video back in 1996? It's a good year to pick for this clever concept, since it's unlikely today's budgets could recreate the 1998 - 2000 heyday of massive hip-hop video budgets with toys way pricier than helicopters and golf carts.