6.08.2014

Blasianism V: The Monsieur Nov Edition

...'Cause I felt the need to, that's why.

I was feeling nostalgic so I went and watched older videos and read older BN posts, and here's what I've noticed about this guy: there was a time when he did things perfectly (e.g., "Trop Fresh", "Interdite", "Ma Vie en Galerien", etc.).  But lately, it's like he's got this whole close-but-no-cigar theme going on. Like...he comes up with a really great idea and then at some point - whether in filming or marketing or even songwriting - he takes a seriously wrong turn.

"Blasianism" is a humble attempt to correct some of those errors.


6 comments:

  1. I swear, I HATE those glasses on him. It makes it hard for me to take him seriously.

    Reminds me too much of The Human Beat Box from the Fatboys, may he RIP.

    I know. I ain't shit.

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    1. *wounded blink* After all my hours of back-breaking work, that's all you noticed? *sniffs...then cries*

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    2. Of course I appreciate your efforts. I think Nov is talented, but like you said...something's deviating somewhere. I respect the work you put in the vid, but those damn glasses are killing me.

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    3. LOLOLOL - when he first started wearing those glasses I was like, "WTF?" And then he kept wearing those glasses. Like, in almost every video.

      So I've gotten used to them, but they really do need to go.

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  2. First, LOL about those glasses. Ever since he got that neck tat, I've been kinda giving him the side-eye. But then I realize I'm probably just an old fart who thinks that shit looks stupid.

    I was a fan and I used to listen to his earlier stuff to help with my rudimentary French and hear something soothing. But lately, I've been scratching my head wondering if he's just trying to cater to a demographic that is either very young and immature or simply doesn't appreciate good music. Even his recent songs and videos for (Calme toi d'abord - Calm down) or My Hoe in that it plays into stereotypical notions of black women as bossy, mean and bitches. Contrast that with Dans Tes Yeux (In Your Eyes) which is a song of adoration which features what appears to by a white woman with blue eyes. Now, I could be reading too much into this but I had hoped Monsieur Nov would shy away from these limiting conventions about black femininity and womanhood for the simple fact that his song BCJC (Hat, Sneakers, Jeans with a Crease) was an anthem of sorts protesting the treatment of racial minorities in Paris, in particular. His turn toward "bossy, bitchy womanhood" themes are a big turn off and the reason I haven't purchased his latest stuff. That and I've been on a Daley (UK) kick more recently.

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    1. I've been scratching my head wondering if he's just trying to cater to a demographic that is either very young and immature or simply doesn't appreciate good music.

      I sincerely believe he is. Not only is he doing the overplayed, bossy black bitch routine, he's also changed his image from shy, soulful nerd to promiscuous thug. It's a damn shame. "Trop Fresh" was timeless, "My Hoe" is fleeting. Tracks like "My Hoe" tend to quickly shorten a career.

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