Video: Rik Cordero: Artistic Integrity Pt. 1

Speaking with xxlmag.com Rik responds to charges that he and Three/21 are effectively lowering the bar for music videos.


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123 Responses to “Video: Rik Cordero: Artistic Integrity Pt. 1”

  1. D. Billz Says:

    Lower the bar how?

  2. PW Says:

    smh @ Fux giggling.

  3. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ***@ Billz- I was thinking the same thing- hip hop videos should be grimey and low budget- the Hype Williams million dollar era fucked up expectations…

  4. I Fux Says:

    I sent the link to T-baby to the Wifey …she had the nerve to text me “LOL, I am calling you F-Baby’ …. I was like “ok but please say the Baby” …..went way over head, Wayne stanning at its finest

  5. the watcherz Says:

    the watcherz Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:26 pm
    are you sure their alone let me know
    its been stressing on my mind all day long
    i”ve been tryna hold my head all day long
    i been tryna hold my head all day long
    see im tryna forget my past but its killing me
    use to being on the other side love triangle
    this aint really me
    i dont wanna judge you they just wanna fuck you
    i just wanna trust you let me know baby
    ^^
    illest shit jay ever rapped

    ^what song is this
    ^^
    old underground song from jay where he singing and shit its called turn a good girl bad i bet you whateva paypal u not finding it it a jersey city classic if your a dj its a must have….i let jay z stan and ny rap lover hear it when i had it and all of them claimed they neva heard it…matter of fact i give you dj who’’s tape its one u still wont find it… its from a old kay slay tape 94 maybe 95 status

  6. green eyes Says:

    i didmt realize ppl were hating on rik codero, i thought he was one of the few one dope directors

    and i also didnt realize he was crossed eyed in one eye

  7. D. Billz Says:

    # icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    ***@ Billz- I was thinking the same thing- hip hop videos should be grimey and low budget- the Hype Williams million dollar era fucked up expectations…

    ^Word to CamelGOAT sayin’ on the set of “Making Big Pimpin” video that a million dollar budget is WAY too much for a video.

  8. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ripped courderoys made into shorts>Rik Cordero’s video shorts

    (I keed, I keed)

  9. Big Homie Says:

    Rik videos >

    Besides porn videos of course

  10. PW Says:

    I was thinking the same thing- hip hop videos should be grimey and low budget- the Hype Williams million dollar era fucked up expectations…
    ^^

    I don’t think anybody really minded it at the time tho. Hip Hop was showing it’s muscles.

    10 years later and the game is off the roids.

  11. green eyes Says:

    ^Word to CamelGOAT sayin’ on the set of “Making Big Pimpin” video that a million dollar budget is WAY too much for a video.

    ^ it is. give your little cousin a handycam, a hood rat some skittles, film at your rich drug dealimg uncles house when he aint around, and bam– rap video

  12. Jamz Says:

    green eyes Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    ..crossed eyed in one eye

    ^^Greena, that’s called a TRICK EYE btw…Musiq Soulchild, Biggie and Bernie Mac (RIP) had the best tricks of all…

  13. PW Says:

    ripped courderoys made into shorts>Rik Cordero’s video shorts
    ^^

    *dead*

  14. D. Billz Says:

    # green eyes Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    ^Word to CamelGOAT sayin’ on the set of “Making Big Pimpin” video that a million dollar budget is WAY too much for a video.

    ^ it is. give your little cousin a handycam, a hood rat some skittles, film at your rich drug dealimg uncles house when he aint around, and bam– rap video

    ^LOL. Ghetto heaven (c) Common/Macy Gray

  15. robabank Says:

    What that thing smell like?

    R.I.P. BET Uncut

  16. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Jamz Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:44 pm
    green eyes Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    ..crossed eyed in one eye

    ^^Greena, that’s called a TRICK EYE btw…Musiq Soulchild, Biggie and Bernie Mac (RIP) had the best tricks of all…

    ***I’m trying to talk to her, she looking all up in other rooms and shit with her left eye, eye all wandering around the corner and shit…it didn’t work out…we just couldn’t see eye to eye (c) Martin Lawrence

  17. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    TT Boy>>>>rik cordero

  18. M-Lito aka Ghost Says:

    It’s so coooold in the D

  19. D. Billz Says:

    # robabank Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    What that thing smell like?

    R.I.P. BET Uncut

    ^Top 5 After-Midnight video

    Ludacris’ “Pussy Poppin” and Nelly’s “Tip Drill” is up there.

  20. 456 Says:

    ^ it is. give your little cousin a handycam, a hood rat some skittles, film at your rich drug dealimg uncles house when he aint around, and bam– rap video

    ^you must be from the south, lol

  21. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    What that thing smell like?

    R.I.P. BET Uncut

    ^^^

    you sir, are a funny nigga!!!

    word to them makin the jawns put their fingers up to their noses before they got into the club!!!!!!!

    hahahahahahaha!!!

  22. D. Billz Says:

    Guilty pleasure:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8Ykkc3HXSE

    Irony: Tyrese was a cameo in the video of the song they sampled.

  23. Mr.Londoner Says:

    ninjas just jealous becuase they can’t release videos faster..

    it’s the internets generation bitches.. catch up

  24. PW Says:

    # D. Billz Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    # robabank Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    What that thing smell like?

    R.I.P. BET Uncut

    ^Top 5 After-Midnight video

    Ludacris’ “Pussy Poppin” and Nelly’s “Tip Drill” is up there.
    ^^

    Tip Drill is GOAT.

  25. Big Homie Says:

    White girrrrrrls. Going through my miiiiiiind

  26. robabank Says:

    you sir, are a funny nigga!!!

    word to them makin the jawns put their fingers up to their noses before they got into the club!!!!!!!

    hahahahahahaha!!!

    ^^^^

    and them not allowing the girls that didnt pass the “test” in the club that shit was so dirty lol

  27. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Some of those BET uncut jawns were terrible, though- I mean, can the chicks at least be kinda pretty and only semi coked/shermed out? Maybe touch up the stretch marks, cigarette burns, and eczema scars with some makeup—blur out the ceasarian scars, perhaps? bring a razor or two on set? Shit be looking like a documentary about ghetto strip clubs, lol…

  28. green eyes Says:

    @456 -fromn the south and proud

  29. M-Lito aka Ghost Says:

    Masen, you was like a brother to me,

    It’s still cooooooold in the D

  30. I Fux Says:

    Check out this soundbite from Caron Butler about the Wizards coaching change, courtesy of Wizards beat writer Ivan Carter from the Washington Post:
    “Coach Jordan will be a lifelong friend and somone I communicate with for the rest of my life,” Butler said. “To see him go, that was tough. That’s why I didn’t talk yesterday because it hurt. But at the same time, now that we’ve got Obama on the sideline with us now, we’re going to ride with it.”
    Apparently, he was calling new coach Ed Tapscott president-elect Barack Obama. Check out his explanation.
    “Yeah, he’s light-skinned. He has a law degree. He stands for change. He uses big words. He’s new in the district and he’s in control now, so shout-out to Obama. We won tonight so we have hope.”

  31. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    let me tell you niggas somethin. . . . if you don’t think joker the bailbondsman ain’t top 20, you lost!!

    ain’t nothin like money in a zip lock bag, uh huh uh huh!!

  32. I Fux Says:

    I am going to make a video tonight, just having fun. I wish I had an idea how to cut this shit up and make it more entertaining

  33. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    “Yeah, he’s light-skinned. He has a law degree. He stands for change. He uses big words. He’s new in the district and he’s in control now, so shout-out to Obama. We won tonight so we have hope.”

    ***LOL…Tyronn Lue 2.0

    Carron’s a funny nigga, though, he’s constantly cracking jokes and making faces on the court….

  34. 456 Says:

    BET UNCUT GOAT is

    how do you want it

  35. Big Homie Says:

    Butler is an idiot

  36. robabank Says:

    I am going to make a video tonight, just having fun. I wish I had an idea how to cut this shit up and make it more entertaining

    ^^^

    make some straight up bet uncut shit ooowwwww

  37. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    LOL, yo, when caron say that shit?

  38. D. Billz Says:

    “It’s Apparently Still Cold In The D…Like, It Might Not Ever Warm Up.

    ^

    R
    O
    F
    F
    L
    E

  39. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    LOL, yo, when caron say that shit?

    ***Had to be last night, when Tapscott won his first game as a coach

  40. Big Homie Says:

    I’m thinking about riding around the hood like at 4am on Black Friday videotaping all the crazy shit that goes on. I was out and about last year during that time and was dying laughing at the people in line, at the stores, the traffic, the cops regulating shit. If I’m up and not too drunk to do it after the club, Imma try to get some shit on cam.

  41. I Fux Says:

    YA BH go to a line and interview random white folk

  42. green eyes Says:

    i have never shopped on black friday

  43. the watcherz Says:

    facebook>>>>>

  44. I Fux Says:

    green eyes Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    i have never shopped on black friday

    ^^ I did once with the babymoms, I wanted to fuck her up. Luckily I had a cooler with beer in it from thanksgiving still in my truck. Went to the truck and started throwing them back

  45. PW Says:

    facebook>>>>>
    ^^
    co-signature

  46. Big Homie Says:

    I only did once cause I was already out and looking for an ipod for mad cheap. 27 years and never shopped that day especially at no 4 5 am. I was amazed how many people were out and about. I thought it was a few people and it gets crazy during the day. I saw people running, wilding out, camping out, fighting. I’m getting shit on film this year

  47. the watcherz Says:

    masion he was like a brother to me

  48. Plug Says:

    LF: I really wanna get plastered today. but I gotta pick my sis up from the airport. I swear I dont wanna deal wit airport traffic

  49. I Fux Says:

    I want to get some fights on camera, that ish would be classic. Yo BH did Nike send out that friend and family 40% off email coupon again?

  50. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    i’m out.

    happy t-gives, nah!

  51. nation Says:

    >> I want to get some fights on camera, that ish would be classic. Yo BH did Nike send out that friend and family 40% off email coupon again?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiwXb26mloQ

  52. I Fux Says:

    Plug you got to go hard on Spanksgiving. Ima go hard like that hooood im frommmmmmmm

  53. Big Homie Says:

    Oh I never shopped during the day. Fuck that. It was last year when I did first time ever and it was 4am

    Shopping that early > shopping later on

    People are fucking crazy

  54. Jamz Says:

    Black Friday is a trick just to get shop-a-holics into the stores with the illusion of getting a good deal…

    There are better deals throughout the year when compared…

  55. !Ven-Tech? Says:

    ha ha, swanky….

  56. D. Billz Says:

    # green eyes Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    i have never shopped on black friday

    ^I tried last year and it was a fail of epic proportions.

  57. I Fux Says:

    Swear Met a girl bartender last night her name was “Flavia” ……I was agape calling her Flava and shit, she didnt seem to mind. Was drinking some kind of pumpkin micro-brew, not bad at all

  58. Jamz Says:

    Plug Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    LF: I really wanna get plastered today. but I gotta pick my sis up from the airport. I swear I dont wanna deal wit airport traffic

    ^^That’s the truff! Yo, did you ever kopp that Illa J?

  59. D. Billz Says:

    # !Ven-Tech? Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    ha ha, swanky….

    ^ *kicks and pushes Ven off his board*

  60. I Fux Says:

    online shopping zappos, amazon, dealhack, overstock >___________

  61. the watcherz Says:

    RIP mason that was nigga …why the d have to take him..noooooooo

  62. robabank Says:

    i remember i worked at bestbuy a few years back on black friday and i started to get pink eye like halfway through my shift they had me where the cameras were stored maaaaad dusty my shit was burning for the whole day it was hell for me.

    Shit was crazy though people falling trying to force into the store

  63. Plug Says:

    I want to get some fights on camera, that ish would be classic. Yo BH did Nike send out that friend and family 40% off email coupon again?
    —–
    footlocker sent out som coupons…

  64. Backatit Says:

    If you wanna see ignorance at its finest, go to your local mall on Black Friday.

  65. G7 Says:

    !Ven-Tech? Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    ha ha, swanky….

    ==
    still not sure why Lupe said that?

  66. Plug Says:

    I want to get some fights on camera, that ish would be classic. Yo BH did Nike send out that friend and family 40% off email coupon again?
    ——
    heck naw. not yet.

  67. nation Says:

    LET’S PLAY FREEZE TAG WITH ICEPICKS
    NIGHT SHIFT
    SELLING WHITE SHIT
    TO WHITE CHICKS

  68. rex hussla Says:

    Yo Fux just hang outside the ladies room tonight grabbing girls asses with your camera…just dirtbag and perv it up

  69. SDP Says:

    i hav some good news and i hav some bad news…

    the bad news is i saw the “It’s Apparently Still Cold In The D…Like, It Might Not Ever Warm Up. video and i didnt crack a smile

    the good news is weezy comin to da bay and i just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico.

  70. D. Billz Says:

    # G7 Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    !Ven-Tech? Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    ha ha, swanky….

    ==
    still not sure why Lupe said that?

    ^It was kinda swanky though. Some Fred Astaire hiphop type vibe.

  71. !Ven-Tech? Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    # !Ven-Tech? Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    ha ha, swanky….

    ^ *kicks and pushes Ven off his board*

    ^
    *coasts…down sidewalk face first*

    (none)

  72. Big Homie Says:

    I don’t know Fux but the Nike outlits opening at 10pm on Thanksgiving lmao

  73. Plug Says:

    i remember i worked at bestbuy a few years back on black friday
    ——–
    I was workin in the computer department. we built a 8 foot wall of 19 inch monitors to keep the custos from overthrowong the joint. somebody plowed thru them shyts

  74. rex hussla Says:

    http://www.karmaloop.com/products.aspx?ProductID=42808&VendorCode=CNC

    just copped this hat…

  75. I Fux Says:

    lol at Robabank

    Ok True Story:

    Had this homie that worked at BestBuy doing installations and shit, everytime a new best buy would open he would travel there and do his thing. Well he got fired but somehow he still could log onto the company email and stuff. Well for a year he was collecting unemployement and undercutting install jobs that BestBuy had lined up. He would look up the pending installs, call the customers and undercut the price and go install their TV’s and Home Entertainment centers and shit. He told me he was banking 5k a month cash for like a year. Till they finally shut his email access down

  76. I Fux Says:

    Rex that hat is so fucking fresh, might have to cop on GP. I dont like how Crooks fitteds sit so high though

  77. the watcherz Says:

    PW Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    facebook>>>>>
    ^^
    co-signature
    ^^
    yo this chick tryna act brand new on me….she went to grammer school wit me she grew pretty nicely so i hit her up like whats up we should link up for the break.. She acting all glam and shit like she aint tryna fuck wit the boss don.fuck is her problem!!!! i remember when kids cracked on her all the time i neva played her real talk…matter of fact i gave her her 1st kiss on valentines day…Damn you keshia

    *craws in the corner playing 808”s and heartbreak*

  78. rex hussla Says:

    yeah I’m mad picky with hats, as soon as I put it on it has to feel natural [ll]…but the last C&C hat I bought online was perfect so I’m rolling the dice again

  79. I Fux Says:

    I want to get atleast 20people on Camera saying “Happy Spanksgiving” ….. fuck it Im doing it live *packs extra batteries*

  80. !Ven-Tech? Says:

    whaddidup yall? TG eve so you know they bringin ridiculous amounts of food to work today. I’m not leavin until it’s all gone either…

    *daps homie, fux, mayor, greeny, rex, sdp, nate, plug, 7, watcher, jamz, ike, cee lo, london, pw*

    lotta you niggas on here right now..

  81. Plug Says:

    Im so frickin sleepy

    *takes power nap in whip*

  82. robabank Says:

    but they really do be having the crazy deals i hear this years black fridays gonna be crazy everybody cuttin prices cuz of the recession

  83. I Fux Says:

    TG eve

    ^^ Nah my nig its called SPANKSGIVING…….*daps Venacular*

  84. green eyes Says:

    what up venny

  85. I Fux Says:

    rob

    go here dealhack.com it has the best daily deals on the net

  86. I Fux Says:

    dealhack e.g.

    Get the HP Mini-Note 8.9-inch Netbook PC for $580 – $200 instant savings = $380 shipped at Amazon. This deeply-discounted configuration features:

  87. I Fux Says:

    Samsung 40-inch LCD HDTV $800 Shipped at Circuit City
    Get the Samsung LN40A500 40-inch Series 4 LCD HDTV for $1100 – $300 instant savings = $800 shipped

  88. Big Homie Says:

    I wanna get on film people running and shoving in stores, fights, people agressive driving and women flashing their tats to cut lines

  89. the watcherz Says:

    Chicks wit boy names >>>>>>>>>>
    ^^
    i rarely see those type be less than a 8 on the scale foreal

  90. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    whut up Ven…ya bitch ass mutha…

    *daps*

  91. robabank Says:

    ooooo shit good looks

  92. I Fux Says:

    I want to get people to say “Happy Spanksgiving” and shouting out something wierd

    “Happy Spanksgiving, Shout out to daddy mac from Kriss Kross”

  93. blahk duppy Says:

    *motions to security girl at front desk to look at what I found behind the door*
    *once she gets to the door, tells her I just wanted to get you alone*
    *closes door*
    *ask wheres my thanksgiving holiday hug*
    *she obliges and squeezes me extra tight*
    * after the hug embrace we stare into each others eyes*
    *tongues her down*

    fuck it.

  94. I Fux Says:

    *daps my nig black duppity* no do da dippity

  95. M-Lito aka Ghost Says:

    Happy Spanksgiving, Shout out to Bob Barker

  96. blahk duppy Says:

    what up my nigga fux

  97. I Fux Says:

    http://www.pickyourshoes.com/new4/nike_dunk_sb_hi_pre_shoegoo.htm

    ^damn *dies*

  98. the watcherz Says:

    *motions to security girl at front desk to look at what I found behind the door*
    ^^
    security chicks are birds trust me i use to work security…..they not doing anything for hours so basically thinking the most freakest shit they can

  99. Backatit Says:

    Happy Spanksgiving, tell Sarah Palin I said what up

  100. M-Lito aka Ghost Says:

    Happy Spanksgiving, Shout out to Money Mike and GQ

  101. rex hussla Says:

    Chicks wit boy names >>>>>>>>>>
    ________________________________

    would you smash a chick named Roger? Clarence? Richard?

  102. robabank Says:

    “happy spanksgiving, and shout out to the nigga that robbed and stabed me yesterday hope you use my 50 dollars on a black friday deal”

  103. I Fux Says:

    happy Spanksgiving, Shout out cute chicks with herpes on they lips

  104. 456 Says:

    rex hussla Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    Chicks wit boy names >>>>>>>>>>
    ________________________________

    would you smash a chick named Roger? Clarence? Richard?

    ^sounds like he already has

  105. rex hussla Says:

    blahk duppy Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:21 pm
    *motions to security girl at front desk to look at what I found behind the door*
    *once she gets to the door, tells her I just wanted to get you alone*
    *closes door*
    *ask wheres my thanksgiving holiday hug*
    *she obliges and squeezes me extra tight*
    * after the hug embrace we stare into each others eyes*
    *tongues her down*
    ________________________________________________________

    whoa man slow down slow down whats going on here?

  106. the watcherz Says:

    Chicks wit boy names >>>>>>>>>>
    ________________________________

    would you smash a chick named Roger? Clarence? Richard?
    ^^
    yup if she offical wit it……..but im talking bout chicks wit names like frankie or billy

  107. I Fux Says:

    Happy Spanksgiving, Big Shout out to Openminded People

  108. I Fux Says:

    How about if it was a tranny and they from Jackie to Jacqy ……..lol

  109. robabank Says:

    Happy Spanksgiving, Big Shout out to Openminded People
    ^^^

    I donno sumthin seems ayo bout that

  110. blahk duppy Says:

    shout out to all the broads who decide at 28 to go back to college (full time) and neglect their home duties and force their men to bust nuts elsewhere

  111. 456 Says:

    happy Spanksgiving, Shout out cute chicks with herpes on they lips

    ^ i just met one last week. it just aint right…

  112. I Fux Says:

    blahk duppy Says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    shout out to all the broads who decide at 28 to go back to college (full time) and neglect their home duties and force their men to bust nuts elsewhere

    ^^^^^lmao and got kids at home who are 16

  113. D. Billz Says:

    !Ven-Tech? Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    whaddidup yall? TG eve so you know they bringin ridiculous amounts of food to work today. I’m not leavin until it’s all gone either…

    ^LOL! Sheeeeeit… that’s how you do it. Don’t bring a GOT damn thing and eat everybody else food.

    *dapz VTechnical*

  114. I Fux Says:

    Happy Spanksgiving, “It taste so good once it hits the lips” Word to Frank the Tank

  115. the watcherz Says:

    happy Spanksgiving big shouts to all the chicks that whores to the point where you get crucified for being seen wit her in public

  116. rex hussla Says:

    Happy Spanksgiving, Big Shout out to Mase and his tranny

  117. D. Billz Says:

    # 456 Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    happy Spanksgiving, Shout out cute chicks with herpes on they lips

    ^ i just met one last week. it just aint right…

    ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diu7eWFz5VY

  118. the watcherz Says:

    prude whores>>open whore>>wifeys

  119. blahk duppy Says:

    shouts out to the chick on the 10th floor who caressed my balls while I jacked off and nutted on her clothes.

  120. blahk duppy Says:

    prude whores>>open whore>>wifeys

    ^ sizzle.

  121. green eyes Says:

    # blahk duppy Says:
    November 26th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    shouts out to the chick on the 10th floor who caressed my balls while I jacked off and nutted on her clothes.

    ^ classy

  122. lol Says:

    maan, im sick of this chiggas budget ass videos and every rappin ass nword havin the same director same alike budget video same autotune same everything stop being so cookie cutter hiphop!!

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