You’re Killin’ Me: 3 Kings
I only like music videos if they don’t look like a cheap fan made video. If it helps, some fan made videos are actually pretty good, and this one is fairly crisp: good clips, nice editing. But making a video like this for a song featuring Dr. Dre and Jay-Z is extremely disappointing. Dre and Jay are busy dudes and getting them on a video set can be a task, but it’s possible. Ross is the boss right? Then again, the music video does match the song, they’re both lazy. Just because you got Dre and Jay on a song doesn’t make it a classic, and just because the video features classic clips doesn’t make the video a classic. Ross didn’t try on the song or the video. You’re killin’ me Ricky. This video is lazy, especially for a song titled “3 Kings” in which its participants mostly brag about their riches. The vid’ is cheap boss.
Dr. Dre and Jay-Z practically dissed Ross by not doing a music video for this, unless it was Rick Ross’ choice to put this clip together. Thanks to green screen technology, Dre and Jay didn’t even have to be in the same room for this video. So there’s few reasons for not shooting an actual visual for this. Whenever you have Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on the same track you make time and you shoot a quality music video. It’s unforgivable Ross.
The Maybach Films crew is usually on point with their visuals and this one is really no exception. There’s nothing they could’ve done to save this video. The idea was horrible to start off with. The end result looks like a cheap fan made music video. Just like the track, creativity is missing. How does “911” get a better music video than this? Speaking of “911,” that thing was D.O.A. The good Doc couldn’t have saved that one.
Videos usually come and go. You watch them once and you’re done unless it’s a really good video or if it includes “Illuminati” symbols like Wayne’s “My Homies Still” video. I expected more from a song about “3 Kings.” I would’ve bet you anything that a fan made this video, but nope. It’s official. What’s up with all the black & white Maybach videos lately? “Actin’ Up,” “Hold Me Back,” and now this. Give “Sixteen” a music video; that’s the best track on God Forgives, I Don’t. We would’ve waited for a quality “3 Kings” video. There was no need to rush it. You should’ve held this vid’ back. You’re killin’ me Ross. But hey, at least we got to see a beard-less Rozay.