There is no better dramatic setting for this video than a frustrated arrest. Jeezy is never more anxiously calculating than pacing in a wifebeater in jail. Questioned in a dingy room, Boosie looks like a kid on Scared Straight. Only Webbie gets it supernatural with the fox for a desk officer at the police station. But he doesn't even get to kick it to her—she's on the phone, ignores him. Even the cop in a light tan polo from JC Penney looks right, dude in over his head. Getting arrested is perfect for a video—mundane, wrongly perpetrated, absurd. Maybe Henry Louis-Gates wrote the treatment.
August 07, 2009