Music Videos Directed by Michael Haussman: Jesus Walks, Sexyback, You Know My Name, Optimistique-Moi, la Tortura, Take a Bow, Hazard

General Books LLC, 2010 - 104 páginas
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 102. Not illustrated. Chapters: Jesus Walks, Sexyback, You Know My Name, Optimistique-Moi, La Tortura, Take a Bow, Hazard, Qu Hiciste, Someday, You'll See, Love... Thy Will Be Done, Do It Again, My Love Is for Real. Excerpt: "Jesus Walks" is a hip hop song by American rap artist Kanye West. It was released on May 25, 2004 as the third single from his debut album, The College Dropout. The song is built around a sample of "Walk with Me" as performed by the ARC Choir. "Jesus Walks" was well-received by music critics, who praised its compelling sonic atmosphere and boldness in its open embracement of faith. It was also met by widespread commercial recognition, as it peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming West's fourth consecutive top twenty hit in the United States. The single was accompanied by three separate music videos, each of which visually interpreted a portion of its multifaceted context in different ways. "Jesus Walks" continues to be a crowd favorite and stands as one of the most-performed songs by West, who has included it within all of his headlining tours. At the 47th Grammy Awards, "Jesus Walks" was awarded the Grammy for Best Rap Song. Rolling Stone named the song #19 on their list of 50 Best Songs of the 2000s decade. The song is essentially a spiritual exultation, wherein West discusses how Jesus "walks" with all manner of people, from the sinner to the saint. Towards this end, the first conceptual verse of the song is told through the eyes of a drug dealer contemplating his relationship with God. It reportedly took over six months for West to draw inspiration for the second verse. West also uses the song to express his critical views on how the media seem to shy away from songs that address matters of faith, while embracing songs discussing violence, sex, and illegal drugs. He rhymes, "So here g...

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