Jay Z – Story of OJ (Music Video)
Jay Z has finally released the music video for his song 'Story of OJ' off the "4:44" album on YouTube.
Jay Z returned with an awakening 10-track album and the song ‘Story of OJ’ is one of the most thought-provoking on the album. The song is centered on how most black people behave when they reach a certain stage in their lives and having everything they ever wished for. Jay Z outlined some of the most common mistakes black people make with himself included in the narrative.
OJ Simpson a.k.a. “The Juice” was a popular American football star who once said he’s not Black but he’s OJ and that basically means he doesn’t want to be classified as a black person since being black literally means you are not worthy, lazy and all the awful perceptions about black people.
The cartoon is a sample of an old animated movie titled “Little Black Sambo” based on a “controversial” children’s book with the same name; hence Jay Z’s name as “Jaybo” in the video. The slow or relaxed movement of the cartoon(s) simply depicts the perception people had about black people back then…
In the song, Jay Z literally woke the black community up and reminded them about who they are and no matter what they become, they’ll be treated as black and not what they thought they were. A lot is said in this song and Jay Z lined up a couple of things he did which he regretted doing as well.
This is like telling the Black community “This is what WE are doing wrong” and not “This is what YOU are doing wrong”. Worthy messages and eye-opening lyrics! Enjoy music video below as it explains the concept much better and get album on Tidal.