Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Throw Their Hands Up for ‘International Party’ Video
Music guru Swizz Beatz and his wife, Alicia Keys, get the party started off on a high note in their video for the club-friendly jam, ‘International Party.’ Apparently, this clip is the duo’s collaboration for Reebok Classics’ ‘Reethym of Lite’ campaign. We noticed that because almost every club-goer in the video is wearing Reebok kicks and waving glow sticks in their hands.
The Chris Robinson-directed video is fun to watch, but Swizzy and A. Keys seem to be out of their elements with this hyper dance track. For instance, Swizz could use some work on his rap skills, and it’s very evident with some of his ‘Cat in the Hat’-type rhymes that he displays. Meanwhile, the wifey is following her husband’s lead and phoning in her vocals.
Hey, we’re not trying to be party poopers here because there are some interesting visuals in the clip. The crowd of beautiful club-goers dancing on a florescent platform is exciting to see, as well as a dude trapped in a glass box who magically escapes from being run over by Swizz in an exotic car. Weird … but entertaining, nonetheless.
Granted, the ‘International Party’ video doesn’t need to be overanalyzed, but you sometimes have to question the oddities that occur in this big-budget video that shockingly cost seven figures to make. Now throw your hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care.
Watch the Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys ‘International Party’ Video