A commissioned piece for a realtor. It is essentially a breif break down of the home buying process. The client presented me concept that they liked. I was able to improve on the concept and made it fit within their branding. It was a fun project.
Why I Still Love You - Missy Elliott
Directed by Derek Blanks
on the byzantine theology of the image
A key difference between the three monotheistic religions is that only the christian god uniquely felt and expressed the need to be visible in our world, the material world, through his son (annunciation, incarnation). This christian peculiarity gave the greek patriarch Nikephorus the key to formulate an apologia for the visualization of the divine, for the image of christ and his saints in the 8th century.
Missy Elliott received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs 4 days ago. It is an award that is very much overdue for a rapper that is so influential and is responsible for the success of a lot of artists that have followed in her footsteps. Missy Elliott’s last album was The Cookbook which released in 2005 and features some of my favorite Missy songs like My Struggles. This new EP ICONOLOGY is her first project since then. She’s put out songs and has done features since The Cookbook but it’s good to hear Missy making a formal return to music and I hope that there’s more in store. This EP is very fun to listen to and it seems like a celebratory project for this award that she just won. The music is fun but that’s really it. These beats have enough personality to make you enjoy them but the music isn’t good enough to make me return to it long term. The beats are good and Missy sounds good but the songs themselves are just ok. The hooks are repetitive and take up time but the thing is that her verses are good. She still raps like Missy. It’s not like the last single she put out, I’m Better, where it sounded like she was was trying to sound like a lot of the more current artists. I loved her line on Throw It Back where she said “I did records for Tweet before y'all could even tweet.” She also had a line where she said she’s “Been hot before you could speak,” which is true for me especially because her first 3 albums came out before I was born. This EP seems like it’s celebrating a big milestone in her career and she deserves the props and awards. I’m also surprised she wasn’t on a lot of people’s top 50 lists when those were going around a couple weeks back cause she’s somewhere on mine though I haven’t put it in order. This EP is ok and it serves a fine purpose but I hope Missy does put out a full-length in the future.
Fav Track: Throw It Back