Video Friday #10: "99 Problems", Jay-ZWith the exception of Joe and Kendra, most of my friends never listen to rap, at least as far as I can tell. That's a shame--some of it is quite delectable. So this week, I'm going to try to be Johnny Rapperseed. Try it: you might like it!
This was Jay-Z's last video before he "retired", and it was directed by Mark Romanek. The black and white treatment really looks great on my tv, but not so much on the youtube box. Sorry. Inexplicably, Vincent Gallo of Buffalo '66 and The Brown Bunny makes a cameo.
This is the non-censored version of the video, so it's probably not safe to listen to this at work with the speakers cranked up. If you need help, a translation is available.