The video is an epic seven and a half minutes flashing in and out of Dr. Dre's life before and after the death of his son Andre Young Jr. The video leads you into Dre's psyche as he races his blue ferrari perilously around the S-curves and deep turns of Big Sur until a huge accident. Eminem meets him in a futuristic hospital setting as Dre hangs from cables in a black outfit (rather than white) while Skylar Grey appears to be an underwater angel singing above him. Eminem walks in to visit his mentor and father-like figure letting him know through rap, hooks and rhymes that Dre would never know how much he meant to the shady slim star. Dre eventually recovers and tells his own story as a massive muscle bulked figure wearing a grey workout shirt who has never looked better. Like all things that come to pass - life will never be the same.
This video is subtle and surreal - it slips in and out of one person's life and into another, not indicating who exactly is having the conversation - Dre, the dead son or Eminem the prodical son. All within the angelic and striking tones of Skylar Grey.
This video is suppose to mark the coming release of Dre's Detox - a work that has been in the making since 2003. Dre revealed late last year that Detox would be his last album.
We love this video - not to mention the cute product placement by the new HP tablet?! What do you think?
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