"The Problem (Lawwwddd)" - N.O.R.E. ft. Pharrell [Youtube Video]

Sandra Baptista

by Sandra Baptista

Published June 11, 2013

Check out the video for "The Problem (Lawwddd)". N.O.R.E. is getting schooled in hip-hop history of the '80s and '90s by a femme-fatale teacher. Watch as he's exposed to the culture of both decades with images of break-dancing, graffiti art, Kangol hats, and even chucks (sneakers) flashing through the video. Names of legendary artists are scribbled by La Vavoom teacher on the chalkboard for N.O.R.E. to see and memorize.

Girls dressed in the fashions popularized by hip-hop of those early days hang with N.O.R.E. too. Except the girl in the colorful and slightly nerdy, I should say, stiffer outfit from the 90s couldn't hang with him because he wasn't having that. He told her, class dismissed!

In the end, I think we see every school boy's fantasy played out with La Lady teacher... The dreamy, classroom escape wasn't called ADHD back in the '80s and '90s; it was just called boys thinking like boys.

N.O.R.E. aka Papi's album Student of the Game is available now in stores and on iTunes.

East Coast Rap Hip Hop
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