Let's Play...Name The Videos Keri Is 'Paying Homage' To!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Let me be frank...Is it just me or has Keri Hilson caught a case of the "Beyonces" were she takes bits and pieces from certain videos and meshes them to make something "original"? Case in point with the singer-songwriter's new video for single, "Return The Favor" off of the much delayed debut, In A Perfect World (new release date is December 9th). The song, "Return The Favor" is okey-dokey, but usually a video saves the song by miles...but the whole time I was viewing this I felt like I was playing a game of "Guess That Music Video" but without the bonus spin at the wheel. Let's see...the shades and futuristic set-up reminded me of Kylie Minogue's "In My Arms" video...the mirrored walls reminded me of Rihanna's "SOS" video...the microphones recall Janet Jackson's "Pleasure Principle"...the bulk of it brought to mind Aaliyah's "We Need A Resolution"....

Making yourself look and sound like every other cookie-cutter R&B princess is not the way to go and obviously Keri Hilson has resulted to gaining admirers by restating the obvious. As much talent Keri possesses, I would've thought she would bring something new to the table instead of serving up the same shit, but just on a different day. Let's hope that Keri doesn't bring the redundancy next time...

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