Friday, May 6, 2011
Mariah Carey - Honey
Mariah Careys song Honey was written by Carey herself, Puff Daddy, Q-Tip and Stevie J, all of whom served as the song's producers as well. Due to the song's use of two samples: "Hey DJ" by the World's Famous Supreme Team, and "The Body Rock" by the Treacherous Three, additional writers are credited. "Honey" was a re-defining song in Carey's career, pushing her farther into hip-hop than she had gone before.
The music video for the Honey garnered much speculation. For the first time in her career, busty Carey was featured provocatively dressed, giving viewers a "taste of the freer Mariah" and the audience truly did love the sightings of her delicious body.. The Puerto Rico-filmed video's concept was created by Carey with Paul Hunter filling in as the director.Serving a James Bond theme, Carey was cast as "the very sexy agent M", and very sexy she also looked, while escaping a large mansion in which she has been held captive. Carey said of the video that "I don't really think the video is overtly sexual, but for me-I mean people used to think I was the nineties version of Mary Poppins!" Poppin sounds where heard in many teen boys bedrooms when they dreamed about Mariah's body.
The captors are played by Eddie Griffin, Frank Sivero, who continue to taunt Carey over her capture and eventual death. After a series of dialogue, Carey escapes her Griffin's character and dives into a swimming pool from the mansion's roof. After an ensemble change, Carey dons a swimsuit and escapes the island via a watercraft.The video's antagonists continue their pursuit of Carey throughout a large body of water, until she arrives aboard a large ship. Throughout most of the video, Carey is seen posing on a large sailboat, while wearing a white bikini. Ahhhh. After boarding the ship, Carey begins sexy dancing and is soon joined by a group of male sailors. After a sequence of dance light dance routines, Carey is seen on an island with her lover, male model David Fumero, and her real life dog, Jack. They frolic together on the island, while Carey happily enjoys her romance.