Did you know that hip hop videos have been scientifically proven to subtly embody everything you need to know about the state of US popular and political culture? Proof in four easy examples:
MODERN DAY: Homeboy Sandman, "Lighting Bolt"
UNDERLYING MESSAGE: With a nation in financial crisis, this is no time to spend wantonly on fancy special effects. Let's just celebrate the fact that we're all here, together, on the subway, and elsewhere.