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Do Over? BlackMagic steps things up with a 2nd Video for “Rainbow”

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One of our favorite new musicians to emerge on the Nigerian scene this year is BlackMagic.
His track “Rainbow” definitely brings a new sound to the scene.
Blackmagic recently celebrated the release of his debut album – “BlackMagic Version 1.o“, now he is switched the game up by presenting a second video for his track “Rainbow” directed by Unlimited L.A

The first version was indie chic (*hint* low budget), now he has stepped things up with this.

What do you think?

New Version

Old Version

18 Comments

  1. nollywood

    December 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Actually really feeling Blackmagic and the new version of his song! It sounds different and urban. One artist to keep an eye on!

  2. nollywood

    December 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Well both versions are a hit’ go Blackmagic!!

  3. bunmi

    December 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    nice…

  4. H.A.W

    December 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Oh I like the New Vid.. Way to go BlackMagic! IKON is so fine though!

  5. babzz

    December 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    so Dela Soul,love it, good to have music without the same old stuff niger musicians are doing now,just a hand full know what they are doing and dis guy is one of them,well done.xx

  6. speakeasy

    December 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Dope new video!!! Syndik8 Records i see you! (ikon, Lynxxx, Blckmagic)

    always bringing something different to the table!!!

  7. Salama

    December 17, 2011 at 4:22 am

    The song playing at the beginning is toooo madddttt! I need the title biko and the youtube link for the whole song! Chai…what a blessed jam

  8. spaceshipboi

    December 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    hope blackM and Ikon see this. this is good quality music, love the new video, better interpretation. love the record. keep shining brova’s. I HAVE A DREAM

  9. ant

    December 20, 2011 at 4:36 am

    all of you are not serious. you see better thing, you will abuse. they show you rubbish song and rubbish video with totally meaningless lyrics and all i see is “dope video, love it, nice, both versions are a hit”. abeg abeg, i know i can’t sing but this is wack.

  10. Smith

    December 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I’m sorry but as much as I love this song (and I really do), it’s like he says in the song; “All that glitters ain’t gold”. Flashier effects do not make a better video.

    The first video wasn’t put down solely by it’s low budget but also by “passable” direction. The second video doesn’t add much that’s new to the mix, just a bunch of colours, some sfx, a studio, women dancing in better outfits, rapping towards the camera. We’ve seen this all before.

    I’m no expert but instead of a do-over I would’ve much preferred they saved the budget and released a banging, and I mean BANGING video for “Tomorrow” which is the song playing at the beginning of the “old” video and is also an incredible track.

    • troof

      December 29, 2011 at 10:14 am

      i second dis….

  11. Anthony

    December 22, 2011 at 9:01 am

    LOL @ Ant. I wonder what type of music u call dope tho. This is a great song-u need to listen properly. Its basically a song about choice and the video just interprets that. Different careers demonstrated by d gals. I agree with Smith tho-its not sooo different from the first and it IS better and d interpretation is clearer. Guess this will give him a better exposure-im sure that’s d idea behind this.

    All in all, “dope song, dope video”! 🙂

  12. Claire

    December 22, 2011 at 9:05 am

    :s there’s someone who doesn’t like this song??? Na wa for Nigerians o! I sha love this song,d video n his album isn’t half-bad… Haters too boku biko!

  13. Wani

    December 22, 2011 at 9:10 am

    LOVE THIS!!!! It’s not so spectacular but its just so simple, cool and funny. And fresh too. Hope he does a video for “Tomorrow” tho

  14. Purpleicious Babe

    December 25, 2011 at 1:37 am

    i like the chorus n song

  15. Soji Ogunnaike

    December 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I honestly don’t understand how you would call the old video “low budget”. How the hell was the boat paid for? The video wasn’t that bad but could have been better.
    The new version well seems better shot but isn’t a step above content wise.
    And what’s with the DP putting titles of “most sought after young cinematographer”? Whatever happened to humility?

  16. fatima

    December 30, 2011 at 4:49 am

    god this guy is da bomb pls haters u need 2 seed dis video i watched only the preview buy am dying 2 own my own cd. ITS NEW!! ITS EXCITING!!ITS FRESH!! AND ITS DIFFRENT!!.THIS GUY IS A GEM.I JUST LOVE THE MUSIC pls where can i buy my cd i cany find it here

  17. TheMentalMosaic

    January 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    looks like he had more fun with the first one to me…the 2nd is (obviously) better in terms of visuals, but he ddnt seem into it…for a song about colours and the rainbow, it was a tad too monochrome-ish.

    all the same, a good song…

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