Erykah Badu Strips in “Window Seat” Video

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Gumbo

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Published on March 27, 2010 with 20 Comments">20 Comments

Erykah Badu premiered this video to an already great song on her website in the wee hours today. According to Questlove, it was done without much trickery:

“Shot it in 1 take. took 2 mins. people were so stunned they forgot to break out camera phones.”

For those wondering, the blue letters at the end form the word ‘Groupthink’. There’s a lot more I could tell you about this video but you should really be watching it already.

Groupthink:
Groupthink is a type of thought exhibited by group members who try to minimize conflict and reach consensus without critically testing, analyzing, and evaluating ideas. Individual creativity, uniqueness, and independent thinking are lost in the pursuit of group cohesiveness, as are the advantages of reasonable balance in choice and thought that might normally be obtained by making decisions as a group. During groupthink, members of the group avoid promoting viewpoints outside the comfort zone of consensus thinking. A variety of motives for this may exist such as a desire to avoid being seen as foolish, or a desire to avoid embarrassing or angering other members of the group. Groupthink may cause groups to make hasty, irrational decisions, where individual doubts are set aside, for fear of upsetting the group’s balance. The term is frequently used pejoratively, with hindsight.

J.Monkey

1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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  • rob

    didn’t know she had a fatty like that.

  • rob

    didn’t know she had a fatty like that.

  • iGoTiT4ChEaP

    damnn…. good concept for the video.

  • iGoTiT4ChEaP

    damnn…. good concept for the video.

  • jason

    simple execution of a complex message. water

  • jason

    simple execution of a complex message. water

  • http://www.jcole-online.com Jcole-Online

    paid more attention to her body then the song =|

  • http://www.jcole-online.com Jcole-Online

    paid more attention to her body then the song =|

  • Kell-El

    Love this woman

    *Plans to have Jay Elec locked up somehow*

  • Kell-El

    Love this woman

    *Plans to have Jay Elec locked up somehow*

  • pete

    When the music sucks, you got to do something to get noticed. Good music doesn’t need gimmicks.

  • pete

    When the music sucks, you got to do something to get noticed. Good music doesn’t need gimmicks.

  • b-nice

    The exhibit of artistic creativity in the message is supposed to outweigh the song….

    Great video….

  • b-nice

    The exhibit of artistic creativity in the message is supposed to outweigh the song….

    Great video….

  • PrometheaPink

    This video is obviously not about Ms. Badu taking off her clothes as a show of lack of talent. She is merely exhibiting what happends to the Individual, who lives and behaves Independently, free of fear of what others might say or think about said Individual. For example, look at anyone who has stood up for their belief that there is something terribly wrong with what society as a whole is going along with and attatching to as a belief system. GROUPTHINK or GROUPTHOUGHT IS WHAT KILLS THE INDIVIDUAL’S MIND BODY AND SPIRIT. So embrace and empower your own individuality.

    -Thank you.

  • PrometheaPink

    This video is obviously not about Ms. Badu taking off her clothes as a show of lack of talent. She is merely exhibiting what happends to the Individual, who lives and behaves Independently, free of fear of what others might say or think about said Individual. For example, look at anyone who has stood up for their belief that there is something terribly wrong with what society as a whole is going along with and attatching to as a belief system. GROUPTHINK or GROUPTHOUGHT IS WHAT KILLS THE INDIVIDUAL’S MIND BODY AND SPIRIT. So embrace and empower your own individuality.

    -Thank you.

  • PrometheaPink

    BTW: It is important for me to point out:

    This is EXACTLY what happened to COUNTLESS sung and unsung Revolutionaries, including JFK.

    -Thank you

  • PrometheaPink

    BTW: I believe it is important to add:

    What Ms. Badu (re)enacts in her video is what has happened to COUNTLESS Revolutionaries, Free-Thinkers and Free-Doers, who were persecuted for tearing down the veil of ‘reality’ and encouraged critical thinking and self reflection. This includes JFK.

    -Thank You

  • Skinslover

    I understood the concept of the video however i did not get thinkgroup being in the blood. I thought that it should rather have been the bullet that killed her. still a very good song and freethinking video.

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  • PrometheaPink

    BTW: It is important for me to point out:

    This is EXACTLY what happened to COUNTLESS sung and unsung Revolutionaries, including JFK.

    -Thank you