CeeLo Gets Back To The Rhymes In "Power" Music Video

CeeLo Gets Back To The Rhymes In "Power" Music Video

CeeLo Gets Back To The Rhymes In "Power" Music Video
CeeLo Green of the Goodie Mob represented the A well during the Dungeon Family reunion in Atlanta. | Photo by Vickey Ford (SneakShot) for Okayplayer.

CeeLo Green has a reputation for some of the more eccentric, controversial images in hip-hop, but in his latest video he tones down the theatrics to focus on the bars.

The music video for “Power” sees CeeLo in boss mode, kicking back in a lavish mansion in Medellin, Colombia with cigars, jewelry, and a beautiful view. Fairly standard fare for a rap video, but CeeLo does traditional better than most – it’s fun to see him flexing the type of melodic flow that helped build his career. Philly rapper Tone Trump provides a solid guest spot.

For old school CeeLo fans, “Power” may be closer to a return to form than his other recent releases as his alter-ego Gnarley Davidson. First, a viral hoax video that showed CeeLo holding a cell phone that exploded on the side of his face. Then, his head-turning, metallic gold-painted costume from the Grammy Awards. His single from this week, “Jay Z’s Girl,” was a little odd. But songs like “Power” and last year’s “My Favorite MCs” are reminders that CeeLo can still cut bells and whistles to bring straight-up rhymes, no questions asked.

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