The Weeknd (Official Thread)

November 10, 2011 @ 08:15:13
How do you all feel about his live performances?


reminds me of dream too much. his sound i mean.
November 13, 2011 @ 22:03:59
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIkTzOYOYv8&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
November 18, 2011 @ 15:07:14
what the hell is the girls name on the album cover, and in the single photos? it said in an interview somewhere but I can not find it
November 18, 2011 @ 19:16:33
reminds me of dream too much. his sound i mean.

Even their names though..

Noneless, I like The-Dream, and I like The Weeknd.
November 25, 2011 @ 03:17:26
http://octobersveryown.blogspot.com/2011/11/weeknd-knowing.html
November 25, 2011 @ 03:30:17
Video is pretty good, lots of imagery and symbols relating to the song but he gives it a different persepective.

Im sure Nabil would've done a better job directing the video if he wanted that kind of effect.
November 25, 2011 @ 04:33:54

what just happen?
only thing i got is she was trying to break his heart.
November 25, 2011 @ 05:42:51
hes dope as hell. i know theres no need to compare, though theyre the biggest upcoming singers, but i like him better than frank.

pink like hamilton

November 25, 2011 @ 05:54:59
straight up, i did not know wtf was going on with that video... but then again, Im drunk as hell! someone enlighten me!
November 25, 2011 @ 05:55:28
double post
November 25, 2011 @ 06:26:10
She couldn't break Abel's heart.. smh

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November 25, 2011 @ 08:00:06


video for "the knowing" reminds me of this ^
both got that back to africa concept going for 'em...

edit: the weeknd's vid is futuristic, nas & damian's relates more to the past.

do u view me? do u see my maneuvers?

November 25, 2011 @ 13:12:13
OK,for those who don't fully understand the video,I'll help you out.

Basically,the beginning scene is showing the fall of Ethiopia's leader, Haile Selassie.He was assassinated in the 70's in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Then it shows the woman and man teleporting back into space,signifying that they had finished their job.
To my understanding they are the "Watchers",which could explain why the video takes place on the fictional planet "Ethio x"

When the song actually starts,you see how abel is going through his "breakup" with the unnamed woman.As it shows them separate from each other and become worlds apart litteraly,It signifies the revolt in Ethiopia.Haile Selassie was assassinated by his own people,which brings us back to the 2 characters in the very beginning of the video.

At the very end of the video,right before the scene with abel grabbing hold of the womans hand,the screen shows a close up of his face,which quickly changes into the face of Haile Selassie with a single tear in his eye.

In a sense,heartbreak was the cause of the revolt,and eventual assassination.

The romance between the two characters is actually secondary to the main symbolism,but I assume it was needed in order to fit the song,and for people to at least get a small grasp on whats going on the video.

Being a young man with mixed Ethiopian descent,I appreciate this video because of all the background symbolism,and the way it was shot.This shit is truly amazing.
November 25, 2011 @ 13:17:40
Damn villn, props smokeyface
November 25, 2011 @ 13:19:57
damn....thank you good sir
November 25, 2011 @ 13:37:28
smokeyface
No prob.I felt that the video needed to be broken down to fully appreciate it.
November 26, 2011 @ 21:48:41
OK,for those who don't fully understand the video,I'll help you out.

Basically,the beginning scene is showing the fall of Ethiopia's leader, Haile Selassie.He was assassinated in the 70's in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Then it shows the woman and man teleporting back into space,signifying that they had finished their job.
To my understanding they are the "Watchers",which could explain why the video takes place on the fictional planet "Ethio x"

When the song actually starts,you see how abel is going through his "breakup" with the unnamed woman.As it shows them separate from each other and become worlds apart litteraly,It signifies the revolt in Ethiopia.Haile Selassie was assassinated by his own people,which brings us back to the 2 characters in the very beginning of the video.

At the very end of the video,right before the scene with abel grabbing hold of the womans hand,the screen shows a close up of his face,which quickly changes into the face of Haile Selassie with a single tear in his eye.

In a sense,heartbreak was the cause of the revolt,and eventual assassination.

The romance between the two characters is actually secondary to the main symbolism,but I assume it was needed in order to fit the song,and for people to at least get a small grasp on whats going on the video.

Being a young man with mixed Ethiopian descent,I appreciate this video because of all the background symbolism,and the way it was shot.This shit is truly amazing.


This was enlightening. Thx bruh
I'm not sure, but isn't the reason they breakup because the queen cheated? I thought that the scene with the "goat man" thing was supposed to symbolize her cheating on him or something..

burr

November 26, 2011 @ 22:29:34
Here's another description I found on youtube:
"Basically The Weeknd & His girl was King & Queen of a single planet but she cheated. He caught her and killed her followers. He then puts them in this container for the Queen to see. She gets mad and they break up - The reason for the planet splitting. While on his planet her followers are sent to retrieve his heart. Problem is she couldn't break through his heart. He comes back to her now fallen planet and retrieve his heart. Moral of the story: She couldn't break his heart"

burr

November 27, 2011 @ 10:37:33
November 28, 2011 @ 23:09:23
xvillen good analysis, but selassie death was never confirmed, some say rebels assassinated him while official reports claim he had respiratory problems. Good to see a fellow ethiopian on the forums tho!
November 29, 2011 @ 11:51:08

what just happen?
only thing i got is she was trying to break his heart.


Holy fuck. This video is incredible. INCREDIBLE I SAY.
November 30, 2011 @ 05:48:02
man he coming to my hometown but I need to find a honey thats down to go cant bring the homies
be like this all night


17000 ferrari

December 03, 2011 @ 21:49:19
Whaaa. How you know? This nigga said he goin' on tour after EoS drops.

Instagram: prxsh

December 04, 2011 @ 03:01:33
Is he signed yet? I cant see him releasing EoS for free again cause HOB and Thursday were all quality albums that I wouldn't mind paying for.
December 06, 2011 @ 19:57:55
He refers to it as a trilogy so I'm guessing he will release it for free.


yee :D
December 06, 2011 @ 20:37:12
From the material that he's given so far, who would even question purchasing EoS? Both free projects have been album quality in themselves.
December 08, 2011 @ 05:09:57
the cure - http://hulkshare.com/dnp03iuc8lle
back when he was the noise.
December 08, 2011 @ 07:34:52
lol the weeknd rapping over mr. me too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DFYLavKb8I
December 08, 2011 @ 22:48:42
^starts at 1:04

whatever happened to this track??
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