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Knocked Down Pharoahe Monch & Jill Scott Are “Still Standing” [Music Video Review]

Pharoahe Monch and Jill Scott’s “Still Standing” from the album “W.A.R.” can stand on its own on a subject not too often discussed by a MC let alone any genre of music for that matter. The song itself with a video paints a picture of what Monch dealt with as a kid and still in his adult life with asthma. Just when I thought “Still Standing” song couldn’t get anymore powerful the music video takes it to another level on a different setting. Terence Nance directed the video and did a great job in capturing the essence of the 70’s and song as a kid and in the studio. “Still Standing” video like the song depicts there are many obstacles in life you have to conquer but no matter how many times you get knocked down you have to get up. It no doubtedly builds character and perseverence in which Pharoahe displays through this song and video. Jill Scott plays her role as a beautiful and radiant concerned friend along with as always singing with conviction as if it she were performing live. A very inspirational song, a very inspirational video.

Malcolm Battenhttp://www.mr-showpiece.com
One of the first dancers hired on BET's Teen Summit as a regular. Danced on BET's Teen Summit for 5 years with "The Best Kept Secret" DJ Cocoa Chanelle and straight from the "Tiger's Den" Big Tigga along with Teen Summit's host from Belma Johnson, Prince Dajour to Ananda Lewis. Malcolm has also been danced for such artist like Mya, Missy, Timbaland & Magoo, Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Lil Kim, Method Man, Jay-Z, 112, Mary J. Blige, Horace Brown just to name a few. With Malcolm's aka Showpiece love for music and music production/songwriting ability has his hand on the pulse of music anywhere from R&B to Alternative. These characteristics only enlightens his writing ability encompassing a unique take on the music he reviews and this is one of the imprints of G Style Magazine that helps keep the G in G Style fresh.

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