We remember reading somewhere, probably Twitter, that Motion Family knocked out as many videos with Lil Boosie as possible before he got locked up, and they've been steadily releasing them since. Because of the time constraints and sheer scope of trying to film many music videos in a short amount of time, they're often good-looking but simple pieces like this video for "Brother's Keeper." Most notable though, is how the more we hear Boosie's voice, the more it sounds burdened and heavy—ominous in spite of its upper register. On the chorus he approaches B.G.'s sinister sing-rap croak before launching back in with that voice that sounds so sharp it could cut through cement. As always, Boosie sounds best when he's rapping over beats that give him enough space to draw his voice out, and "Brother's Keeper" works better for it, providing minimal backing to go along with a video that is essentially not much more than a series of hi-res portraits in motion.
January 13, 2010