There are just so many artists that actually try to sound the exact same as they did back a few years ago. Still, there are so many of them that really aren't taken as real, credible singers in the industry today. In the case of Jennifer Lopez, she is our current Latin Milli Vanilli. Sometimes when it comes to her music videos, you know they can be strong and certain-minded, but not all that good. Sometimes that power of the music video can really change the whole pattern of things. Unfortunately, I just wish I could say that same thing with music.
This DVD collection contains two videos the so-called J-LO created. The two videos were promotional for her album This Is Me... Then. The first one I'm Glad, was mainly as a recreation of the Flashdance movie, as if Jennifer was really in it. Not really. The concept was directed by David LaChapelle, who directed the recent video for Try It On My Own by Whitney Houston. Although Jennifer's video was similar to Whitney's, it doesn't seem to strike a chord musically, but it did remain somewhat eye-popping for the dancing only. Still, I thought it was very dissapointing.
The second video, All I Have was not even close considered as a duet with rapper LL Cool J. The song really didn't showcase any chemistry when chemistry was actually due. Still, I was very dissapointed that a strong credible rapper could stoop so low. The video was directed by Paul Hunter, who directed several videos Jennifer before, including If You Had My Love and Waiting For Tonight, when she was looking like a real credible singer. Unfortunately, I wish I could say the same thing for her career. It just doesn't add up.
Although Jennifer is a good actress, she does act very good in trying to prove she is not a real singer. Hopefully, she could try taking a lesson from Vanessa Williams and do Broadway or something. The video seems good, but if you can't sing in front of people it is worthless and not worth merit. Maybe Jennifer Lopez might still want to back to the Bronx for some lessons in singing.