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Jay Z (feat. Justin Timberlake) – “Holy Grail” | Takin' Mines
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Jay Z (feat. Justin Timberlake) – “Holy Grail”
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Jay Z and Justin Timberlake yet again sets themselves as two social media innovators. At noon today, “Holy Grail” became the first music video (by someone as big as Jay) to premiere on Facebook. The video will apparently only be visible for 24 hours. Time is ticking… Check it out now:

 

 

Directed by: Anthony Mandler

 

The visuals are inspired by “Les Vanités.” “Vanités” is a special category of still life which evolved during the Baroque era; it focuses on the symbolism of its composition which suggests that human life on earth is empty and vain. To represent that, painters would use recurrent symbols such as: glasses of red wine to represent abundance, skulls to represent death, candle to represent time, textiles to represent wealth. The video sets and emphasis on how ephemeral things are. Jay explores the concepts of wealth and fame as fading powers.

 

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If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

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