Video: Jay-Z Feat Santogold – Brooklyn Go Hard
by Winston "Stone" Ford
I know that “the streets” might not feel this one, but as someone who is a Senior IT professional and a self-confessed computer nerd, it warms my heart to see that the video for the hot new single “Brooklyn Go Hard,” is actually an open source word cloud done by Evan Roth. And yes, even though this looks like the doings of a random computer nerd, it’s apparently official:
“Last week I was contacted to make a video for a new Kanye West produced Jay-Z song for RED & the Global Fund to Fight AIDS in Africa. It launched today (World AIDS Day) at red.msn.com. And while I’m happy to be able to help the cause I’m also more than a little bit excited about getting a chance to make something for the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye.”
Even also provides a link to download the source code, so nerds like me can create their own videos.
Personally, I feel that this is very dope and very creative, but I understand people who don’t get it. Even so, is this the first open source rap video?