so, sam brown has been explaining away jay-z's video "on to the next one" and in doing so he's dragged out the old "abstract imagery". next, we'll hear that they were just hanging out with jay-z's damien hirst collection and made a video by accident.
now, people are jumping to insane conclusions with this video. it's got something to do with the illumanti, etc. to hear some tell it.
it has to do with jay-z's current rap feuds, jay-z wanting to look like a rock star, etc. oh and swizz beatz, too. he's in it.
but human skulls, horned animal skulls mean something. you blindfold a woman and have something dark running out of her mouth, people are going to think it represents blood.
images DO have certain meanings. it's adding them up where people are getting confused. but, they're not pulling their conclusions from thin air. they're just not using everything in the video (a mistake).