Erykah Badu New Video; Art or Just Shock Value to Make Money


If you haven’t seen the new Erykah Badu video yet, please take a look at her official web site, make sure you click on the Ankh to watch the video: Erykah Badu Office Web Site
The issue is this, Erykah choice to be lying naked on the ground on the road at the beginning of the video is one think, but for her to choose the place in Dallas Texas where John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 to shoot her video is another thing in my view.

In our high-tech world where everyone can now be a publisher, are artist, now having to look for more and more “shock” oriented forms of artistic expression to try to get noticed? Is Erykah really attempting to be original in her method of  a visual representation of her new song or is she just trying to get to the front of the line to help sell  her new album? I’ll leave the interpretation to you the viewer/reader to decide if it is artistic or not.

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