The New Classics

March 8, 2009

Music Video: Rick Ross, Magnificent [ft. John Legend]

Filed under: Hip Hop, Music Video — Tags: , , , — Greg @ 8:27 am

03.08.09

Vodpod videos no longer available.
Song: Magnificent [ft. John Legend]
Artist: Rick Ross
Album: Deeper Than Rap
Label: Def Jam Records
Producer: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Notes: 1st single from LP
Analysis: I’m still loving this song, and just as I predicted, the weather is getting nicer just as the video drops. I can’t help but think that this is a song that Biggie would be doing, were he alive today. That’s not to compare Ross to Big, as there is absolutely no comparison there, but ‘Magnificent’ has the same vibe to me as a ‘Sky’s the Limit’ or a ‘The World is Filled…’ type of song. As for the video, it’s very by-the-numbers (drinking champagne, living the good life, etc.), and John Legend is very out of place in this video hanging around with Ross’ dirty looking goons. But Ross’ videos never were as creative as Biggie’s, and no one has ever accused him of keeping company with talented people (*looking at Khaled*). Legend adds a much-needed level of class to the track/music video and the song certainly benefits from it.

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