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Reply #60 posted 04/14/09 3:24pm

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Not the best choice of song, but its a cool vid. Does not make a whole lotta sense either (but there's allot of other vids out there that fall in that catagory). I hope he is not expecting this to catch fire at radio or MTV (vh1 etc). As mentioned by many of us b4, if he could deliver something radio can work with, he could have a nice run at radio again.

Why does he always chooes the least likable song to stimulate sales? IMO, nohing off MPLSound will draw folks in 2 pick up the cd. He needs to focus on Lotusflow3 and Elixer.

And where is Bria? She should be out "working" her CD. If he had a solid game plan, Lotuflow3r coluld ezly become one of his longest top 10 CD's.
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Reply #61 posted 04/14/09 3:26pm

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rolleyes yawn typical shitty comments from the typical shitty comment people.


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Reply #62 posted 04/14/09 3:27pm

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Cool read thanks for posting

Have to agree with most that it's not a very good video or song. I too wish Prince was the one pursuing her and not Q-Tip

Videos have never been one of Prince's stronger areas...only a few are actually good
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Reply #63 posted 04/14/09 3:28pm

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Accujack said:

Cuddles said:

rolleyes yawn typical shitty comments from the typical shitty comment people.


clapping

shut up and bend over exclaim

lol

Did you notice I gave it a little props? batting eyes
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Reply #64 posted 04/14/09 3:30pm

Accujack

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

Accujack said:



clapping

shut up and bend over exclaim

lol

Did you notice I gave it a little props? batting eyes


Yeah, I noticed. biggrin

Now, I ain't gonna bend over until you call me back. horny
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Reply #65 posted 04/14/09 3:34pm

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It is a good-looking video, but it doesn't make any sense at all. It's not much of a chase, if that is what the idea is. The whole video is basically Q-tip and the girl walking in circles on rooftops. Prince is watching. I guess maybe the idea was ok, visually it was very good, but it wasn't directed very well. Has nothing to do with the song either. Why is she running? I thought she wanted a B-O-X of chocolates everyday?


HAHA
but yeah them walking around in circles staring at eachother is just pointless
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Reply #66 posted 04/14/09 3:43pm

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Cuddles said:

rolleyes yawn typical shitty comments from the typical shitty comment people.


I thought the video was great.
It appeared to me that Prince was some sort of mafia god-father type figure watching over the two of them.
Also I got from the lyrics, that she's the type of girl that wants a box of chocolates everyday, but she cant get with him unless she has a J-O-B.
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Typical tasteless comment, from typical no-taste people.

Sorry, your wrong. Its a HORRIBLE mess.
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Reply #67 posted 04/14/09 3:45pm

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Well I for one like the song very much and was VERY disappointed... naa... change that...

I was pissed the fuck off at that jacked up stupid ass video!!!!

I mean come on... the video looked cool as all hell for the first 30 seconds... which was the preview we got to see and I was all hyped up for some king fu matrix hyper kinetic video after first hearing the full version of Chocolate Box. Then BLAM!!! We get Q-Tip, who couldn't look more dis-interested jumping from roof top to roof top after some wanna be 'Trinity' bimbo.

Did I mention I was pissed the fuck off at how bad the video actually was...?

At least I now have a focus for my anguish over the video because like many... I thought Prince directed it. now I know who to really blame for what should have been a great video. It looked good ..as a picture... but once it starts moving....its a steady down hill tumble to crap.
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Reply #68 posted 04/14/09 3:49pm

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Rorywan said:

Cuddles said:

rolleyes yawn typical shitty comments from the typical shitty comment people.


I thought the video was great.
It appeared to me that Prince was some sort of mafia god-father type figure watching over the two of them.
Also I got from the lyrics, that she's the type of girl that wants a box of chocolates everyday, but she cant get with him unless she has a J-O-B.
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Typical tasteless comment, from typical no-taste people.

Sorry, your wrong. Its a HORRIBLE mess.


mushy
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Reply #69 posted 04/14/09 3:52pm

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SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

Cuddles said:

rolleyes yawn typical shitty comments from the typical shitty comment people.


I thought the video was great.
It appeared to me that Prince was some sort of mafia god-father type figure watching over the two of them.
Also I got from the lyrics, that she's the type of girl that wants a box of chocolates everyday, but she cant get with him unless she has a J-O-B.
[Edited 4/14/09 15:09pm]

falloff falloff falloff

So what kind of J-O-B did Bria have? lol


have or give? smile
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Reply #70 posted 04/14/09 3:53pm

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BigDaddyHQ said:


I mean come on... the video looked cool as all hell for the first 30 seconds... which was the preview we got to see and I was all hyped up for some king fu matrix hyper kinetic video after first hearing the full version of Chocolate Box.


this. 100% agreement with this part of your post.

it seemed to be building a sort of narrative and then they just stand there and listen to prince sing.
it's time for a new direction / it's time for jazz to die
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Reply #71 posted 04/14/09 3:54pm

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stanleylieber said:

BigDaddyHQ said:


I mean come on... the video looked cool as all hell for the first 30 seconds... which was the preview we got to see and I was all hyped up for some king fu matrix hyper kinetic video after first hearing the full version of Chocolate Box.


this. 100% agreement with this part of your post.

it seemed to be building a sort of narrative and then they just stand there and listen to prince sing.

And she doesn't eat Prince's chocolates! lol
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Reply #72 posted 04/14/09 4:04pm

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SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

stanleylieber said:



this. 100% agreement with this part of your post.

it seemed to be building a sort of narrative and then they just stand there and listen to prince sing.

And she doesn't eat Prince's chocolates! lol


in the video prince seems to be playing the role of god, instructing said punters on how to live their lives.

chocolate = fruit of the tree of life
it's time for a new direction / it's time for jazz to die
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Reply #73 posted 04/14/09 5:22pm

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Rorywan said:

And they should know never to use the RED camera for greenscreen work.


What did you mean by this? Curious. I do homemade greenscreen work:

http://www.youtube.com/wa...oD-xqUHLrs
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Reply #74 posted 04/14/09 5:36pm

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daPrettyman said:

MichaelHogberg said:

"Choclate Box" must be the worst and most horrible Prince video ever!

The best ones are in my opinion "I wish U heaven", "Money dont matter 2nite" (Spike Lees uncut version), "Cinnamon Girl" and "Te amo Corazon". I also like the "Willing and able" video.

U must not have seen Face Down, Alphabet St., Betcha By Golly Wow or Come On.


What about "Holy River", "Gett Off" and (don't laugh) "Batdance"?
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Reply #75 posted 04/14/09 5:44pm

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It's a pretty video but I am not sure it makes a lot of sense.

well said
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Reply #76 posted 04/14/09 6:29pm

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Reply #77 posted 04/14/09 6:36pm

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This in no way meant to be a smart-ass question; I just happened to be pondering it today: How would y'all direct the video?

If it were me, I'd defintely insert some type of Willy Wonka reference in there, but I wouldn't want it to be like that Fergie video where she's a girl scout or whatever she was...
Honey, stop talking and just create the music.
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Reply #78 posted 04/14/09 6:46pm

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Well I for one like the song very much and was VERY disappointed... naa... change that...

I was pissed the fuck off at that jacked up stupid ass video!!!!

I mean come on... the video looked cool as all hell for the first 30 seconds... which was the preview we got to see and I was all hyped up for some king fu matrix hyper kinetic video after first hearing the full version of Chocolate Box. Then BLAM!!! We get Q-Tip, who couldn't look more dis-interested jumping from roof top to roof top after some wanna be 'Trinity' bimbo.

Did I mention I was pissed the fuck off at how bad the video actually was...?

At least I now have a focus for my anguish over the video because like many... I thought Prince directed it. now I know who to really blame for what should have been a great video. It looked good ..as a picture... but once it starts moving....its a steady down hill tumble to crap.

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Reply #79 posted 04/14/09 6:51pm

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PurpleJedi said:

daPrettyman said:


U must not have seen Face Down, Alphabet St., Betcha By Golly Wow or Come On.


What about "Holy River", "Gett Off" and (don't laugh) "Batdance"?

Those are no where near as bad as Face Down. That video is GARBAGE!!
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Reply #80 posted 04/14/09 6:59pm

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I prefer Prince's blue-screen catalog to his green-screen catalog.

Blue:

Mountains
- Full band, great song.
Cheez-O-Meter: 10 Fun-factor: 8

Screams Of Passion - Stylishly coifed group goofing around over excellent soundtrack.
Cheez-O-Meter: 10 Fun-factor: 9

Raspberry Beret - Lip-coughing at it's finest. A pop gem.
Cheez-O-Meter: 10 Fun-factor: 9

Alphabet Street - Musically superb with a nod to the Black Album's historic bootleg appeal.
Cheez-O-Meter: 10 Fun-factor: 10

Green:

Chocolate Box
- Great look, no hook... and too ploddingly long.
Cheez-O-Meter: 5 Fun-factor: 1
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Reply #81 posted 04/14/09 7:11pm

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I have to agree with the general sentiment here... yes, the video looks great, but it doesn't fit the song and nothing actually happens. It's just 4mins of Q-Tip chasing a girl with Prince following along on a blimp. Then they kind of fight and next thing you know it's "to be continued"... wtf?
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Reply #82 posted 04/14/09 7:19pm

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The girl in the video could be a representation of a girl running around online looking for Prince. She's tough - i.e. she's got talents of her own, but she's not using them. The guy chasing her could also represent someone online - he may think she's
someone on the rise - he see's she's got some creative skills and after all it is cyber space - high tech and she is mysterious. He might even think she's
Prince online incognito.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Prince knows who he is online and he's just kicked back
watching the scene play out...watching these two go round and round ... didn't anyone notice the round house kicks she threw at Q-tip? Notice the flash of flourescent color in those kicks? the poetic prose as it were.... possibly?


Anyway, she just needs to get it in gear and start utitlizing her own creative talents professionaly ...
i.e.get a JOB and stop wasting her time on these bone heads online chasing her around and vexing her spirits.
She's allowing silliness and the haters to keep her vexed, tied up and keep her mired in the mirey clay.

The video is dark... the mood is dark... the clothing is dark. Only flashes of translucenent color here and there from her. Anyone notice that?

Let the lotus rise ...so to speak. be all she can be. be all she's supposed to be creatively speaking. then the darkness will turn to light, the desert will turn to a garden... the sky will be bright and she might find herself change from dark somber to vivid translucent color... like the jellyfish....shining her own light.

Prince is in the Goodyear...floating in the sky...in the light.

After reading all of your posts pondering the meaning of the video ....this is what occurs to me...

did anyone notice Prince's head on the site... as the lotus? I'm sure you all have. The lotus is open... fully unfolded and extended. It means something. It means a lot ... about life.

to me, the video makes perfect sense. It makes a lot of sense.

I could be wrong. But I don't think so.


The entire theme of the LotusFlow = LotusFlower = chocolate box video ... the entire site could be a call to let the
Lotus Arise in us all and bloom out in full.


Its pretty deep ... when ya think of it that way.
[Edited 4/14/09 19:26pm]
this is the time of the first fast.
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Reply #83 posted 04/14/09 7:31pm

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That press release does not change the fact that this was a horrible conceptual video that lacks originality and makes zero sense with the song. Somebody got green screen happy and forgot to listen to the song itself. Prince gave the go ahead on a bad idea and possibly wants to add a part 2?? Now thats funny! The Greatest Romance video was his best! Why cant he make a video at least as good as that one was? If he is gonna spend the money, his videos should be as great he is!
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Reply #84 posted 04/14/09 7:41pm

worhol

Lotus2unfld said:

The girl in the video could be a representation of a girl running around online looking for Prince. She's tough - i.e. she's got talents of her own, but she's not using them. The guy chasing her could also represent someone online - he may think she's
someone on the rise - he see's she's got some creative skills and after all it is cyber space - high tech and she is mysterious. He might even think she's
Prince online incognito.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Prince knows who he is online and he's just kicked back
watching the scene play out...watching these two go round and round ... didn't anyone notice the round house kicks she threw at Q-tip? Notice the flash of flourescent color in those kicks? the poetic prose as it were.... possibly?


Anyway, she just needs to get it in gear and start utitlizing her own creative talents professionaly ...
i.e.get a JOB and stop wasting her time on these bone heads online chasing her around and vexing her spirits.
She's allowing silliness and the haters to keep her vexed, tied up and keep her mired in the mirey clay.

The video is dark... the mood is dark... the clothing is dark. Only flashes of translucenent color here and there from her. Anyone notice that?

Let the lotus rise ...so to speak. be all she can be. be all she's supposed to be creatively speaking. then the darkness will turn to light, the desert will turn to a garden... the sky will be bright and she might find herself change from dark somber to vivid translucent color... like the jellyfish....shining her own light.

Prince is in the Goodyear...floating in the sky...in the light.

After reading all of your posts pondering the meaning of the video ....this is what occurs to me...

did anyone notice Prince's head on the site... as the lotus? I'm sure you all have. The lotus is open... fully unfolded and extended. It means something. It means a lot ... about life.

to me, the video makes perfect sense. It makes a lot of sense.

I could be wrong. But I don't think so.


The entire theme of the LotusFlow = LotusFlower = chocolate box video ... the entire site could be a call to let the
Lotus Arise in us all and bloom out in full.


Its pretty deep ... when ya think of it that way.
[Edited 4/14/09 19:26pm]


What does this interpretation have to do with "I got a box of chocolate's that'll rock the socks off any girl that wanna look my way"? The song is not that deep, seriously. lol
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Reply #85 posted 04/14/09 7:45pm

Lotus2unfld

worhol said:[quote]That press release does not change the fact that this was a horrible conceptual video that lacks originality and makes zero sense with the song. Somebody got green screen happy and forgot to listen to the song itself. Prince gave the go ahead on a bad idea and possibly wants to add a part 2??

I beg to differ, The message in the video is deep. Life is like a box of chocolates ...you never know what your gonna get. However, Prince has a box of surprises in store...
this is the time of the first fast.
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Reply #86 posted 04/14/09 7:51pm

worhol

Lotus2unfld said:[quote]

worhol said:

That press release does not change the fact that this was a horrible conceptual video that lacks originality and makes zero sense with the song. Somebody got green screen happy and forgot to listen to the song itself. Prince gave the go ahead on a bad idea and possibly wants to add a part 2??

I beg to differ, The message in the video is deep. Life is like a box of chocolates ...you never know what your gonna get. However, Prince has a box of surprises in store...


I guess you know more than we do lol Do tell!
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Reply #87 posted 04/14/09 7:52pm

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One of his best videos EVER!!!!!
Prime aka The Kid

"I need u to dance, I need u to strip
I need u to shake Ur lil' ass n hips
I need u to grind like Ur working for tips
And give me what I need while we listen to PRINCE"
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Reply #88 posted 04/14/09 9:19pm

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MyNameIsPiper said:

This in no way meant to be a smart-ass question; I just happened to be pondering it today: How would y'all direct the video?

If it were me, I'd defintely insert some type of Willy Wonka reference in there, but I wouldn't want it to be like that Fergie video where she's a girl scout or whatever she was...


Prince with his shirt off covered in chocolate. Hey it's called Chocolate Box. biggrin Or maybe eating chocolate. Or maybe just being the center of the video. Or just sitting in a dark room with no shirt....sorry I just think he should go shirtless. I miss the ole no shirt, high heels, and a**less pants days. I want a time machine.
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Reply #89 posted 04/14/09 10:13pm

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MyNameIsPiper said:

This in no way meant to be a smart-ass question; I just happened to be pondering it today: How would y'all direct the video?


vid would have opened with a girl (the one from the Crimson & Clover vid) answering her front door. A delivery man gives her a package... after he gives it to her, he turns away and we can see its Q-Tip with a smirk on his face. When she opens it inside... its a box of chocolate with a card. The cover of the card is the MPLSound album cover. She opens it and it says, "A New Universe Awaits."

She taste a bit of chocolate and starts to trip out. She feels herself shooting through a hyperspace dimension with disco jelly fish flying all over the place. When she lands she finds herself in another universe wearing some slick clothes. The setting is identical to the current video. Across from her is Q-Tip in militaristic gear (think a Gramaton Cleric from the movie Equalibrium) and a platoon of droid troopers... this is CGI. On the blimp over head is Prince and he starts up, "I got a box...". Q-Tip (showing some actual menacing emotion) begins to approach the girl... she turns and leaps off the roof landing on the ground 20 stories down ala Matrix style... and the chase is on.

She drop kicks a guy riding a futuristic cycle off his bike... leaps on,.. puts on some shades and takes off. The shot would cut to Q-Tip on a bike following her. All the while, this blimp ominously is over head with Prince doing his thing. The lights of the streets would be dazzling and reflecting off their bikes as they go on a high speed chase. Their rear lights leaving trails around corners... over jumps... through intersections. The whole idea is to keep the energy high and the editing fast paced.

She tries to beat the traffic at one intersection but doesn't make it... so she leaps off into the air as her bike explodes behind. She lands and runs into the nearest building and its like some sort of trap hallway. She navigates over and under a bunch of laser lights during Q-Tips rap break. When she gets through it and runs through another door... she finds herself in a futuristic night club looking place. She looks around the room and she sees a bunch of those CGI droids from earlier.... and standing in the middle is Prince. He's dressed in an all white version of Q-Tips uniform with one of his white guitars strapped from his shoulder. Just as Q-Tip runs in behind her.. Prince starts singing his line, "So what's the deal..." He kinda 'hams' up the performance as she stands there in shock.

Then the whole room starts spinning from her perspective with the lights flashing, Q-Tip laughing at her... and Prince making the 'funk faces' rocking out the guitar getting closer and closer to her. (I'd have Prince do a guitar heavy remix for the scene). I'ld even throw in a shot or two of the droids dancing. She begins to get dazed and passes out as Prince reaches for her saying the last, "I got a box...."

She will wake up on her couch... out of breath... half the chocolates would be gone. Her doorbell would ring and when she stumbles to answer... its Prince and you can see a limo behind him parked in front of the house. "Did you get my box of chocolates?" And we see him walking in from the outside as the camera pans to see Q-Tip as the chauffeur. The limo pulls off and fades away into the other dimension.

To be continued....
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