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Friday Video: Lauryn Hill with Bob Marley – Turn Your Lights Down Low

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Lauryn Hill created a version of the Bob Marley and the Wailers song “Turn Your Lights Down Low” for Chant Down Babylon, a remix album by various hip hop and rock artists covering songs by the group, released in 1999.  The music video for the song features Hill and on and off partner, Rohan Marley, […]

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Friday Video: Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream

Today marks the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death so this week’s Friday Video is a tribute to one of his greatest works, Scream. Released in 1995 and directed by Mark Romanek, the video was a collaboration between Michael and his sister, Janet, as an aggressive response to the media’s coverage of the child […]

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Friday Video: Kanye West – The New Workout Plan

As a follow-up to yesterday’s Color 101 post on primary colors (red, yellow and blue), here is Kanye West’s video – The New Workout Plan. This video was released in 2004 from Kanye’s debut album, The College Dropout. The content here centers on a satirical view of women who are focused solely on their appearance […]

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Friday Video: Janet Jackson – Anytime Anyplace

Every Friday I will feature a music video that uses color to convey messages.  First up, Janet Jackson – Anytime Anyplace. I saw this while watching Vh1 Soul the other day.  It was directed by Keir McFarlane and released in 1994.  I love the use of vibrant reds, yellows, greens and blues throughout.  The high-contrast […]

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