Here is my 2nd pick for must-see music videos (J. Ivy's "Everything" being the other) in the past 24 hours. Talib Kweli premiered the unexpected animated visual for his smooth hit with Miguel "Come Here" and it was such the artistic expression that gave the song a new interpretation. When music videos do that, they jump another level in my eyes. Here, Kweli takes inspiration from Ancient Egypt's Anubis and Isis. The former is the half-man, half-jackal who is the protector of the dead and embalming. Isis is the goddess of motherhood, magic, and fertility, and worshipped as the ideal mother and wife. She then matches the lyrics as the ideal target that Kweli rhymes about and Miguel croons after. Plus, the connection to Anubis could be that she is also a protector of the dead.
Nonetheless, it was fun to go back into my memories of Ancient Egypt education to further understand this video that quite honestly came from left field. And I love that. The concept and the animation were not done tacky and was in fact the opposite — smooth, well-edited, and bringing to life "Come Here" in another way. Props to director Galen Pehrson. Give this a press of the play button and cop Prisoner Of Conscious in stores now!