Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Music Video Analysis - 6 Foot 7 Foot

Lil Wayne  - 6 Foot 7 Foot ft. Cory Gunz

The opening of this music video is of Lil Wayne sitting in a chair and someone trying to wake him up, the sound is of the man saying "he wont wake up"; Wayne then falls into a bath filled with water. The idea of Wayne falling into a bath of water whilst he is asleep symbolizes death. He is also wearing a black suit, white shirt and black tie; this is known by most as the attire to attend a funeral. The audience will feel as though this song will symbolize death in some way in the video.

Lil Wayne is then seen wearing a Pilot's outfit with his 'crew' around him. This shows the audience that Wayne is the boss of the group. They are also all wearing some sort of red to show that Wayne is a 'blood'. By wearing red, Wayne's fans will like the fact he has kept to his usual theme and not changed.

Then the chorus comes back in for a few seconds and goes back to the idea of Lil Wayne dying... But this time he is in a car and not moving, but then he goes back to the bath tub in the same chorus.

All of the lyrics in the song are synchronized with actions from Lil Wayne, e.g. the camera is underneath Wayne as he says "I think you stand under me". This style of linking actions with words agrees with Caroll Vernallis' theory.

Even during the verse, the idea of Lil Wayne dying is still shown as the clips cut back to the bath and the car scene. Wayne's head is then shown being cut off to keep to the theme of him dying.

Cory Gunz then steps in for his verse; he is wearing all black to stick with the dark theme of the song, representing death and depression. He is also seen wearing a black suit just as Lil Wayne was, emphasising the idea of a funeral.

The car which Lil Wayne wouldn't wake up in, then crashes. This portrays the idea of death further and shows that Lil Wayne knew his death was coming before it happened.

The final shot is of Lil Wayne hitting the water in the bath tub, then realising he is in the water, waking up and getting out. This portrays to the audience that his death was not inevitable and that it could of been a dream.

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