JAY-Z - The Story of O.J.


Watch the The Story of O.J. From JAY-Z’s new album, '4:44' Streaming now on TIDAL - https://JAY-Z.co/444
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Directed by Mark Romanek & JAY-Z

Executive Producer: Elizabeth Newman
Producer: Daniel Midgley
Production Coordinator: Lauren Wesley
Creative Director: Lisha Tan Lead
Character Design: Rustam Hasanov
Art Director: Tim Devlin
Title Design: Ilya Abulkhanov
Design: Nathan McKenna, George Fuentes, Ren Chen, Lisha Tan, Amy Graham
Animation: Justin Demetrician, Jason Kang, Kyle Moore, Mikhail Pakhomov, Tim Devlin, Evan Parsons
3D Modeling: Sasha Vinogradova
2D Lead Artist: John Shirley
Storyboard Artist: Vince Wei
Character Animation by Titmouse
Producer: Ben Kalina
Animation Director: Mike Roush
Production Manager: Brendan O’Connor
Animation: Matt Augustin, Roberto Rosi, Richard Mather, Thom McDonnell, Daran Carlin-Weber, Jonathan Peartree, George Chung, Adam Temple, Brian Pak, Mike McCraw, Dante Buford, Marius Alecse, Connie Chan
Cleanup: Jan Naylor, Yi Song, Carl Aspuria, Anthony Parrotta
Editorial by Arcade Edit
Editor: Paul Martinez
Assistant Editor: Pete Dandrea

Music video by JAY-Z performing The Story of O.J.. (C) 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC. Marketed by Roc Nation & Distributed by Roc Nation/UMG Recordings, Inc.

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  • FG

    "i'm not black, i'm kanye... okay"

  • Bilerman

    Im watching this in 2019 and still amazes me how underrated this song is

  • Relja Djordjevic

    3:34 Did that kkk member just start default dancing?

  • MajorScale Music

    Plz tell me I'm not the only 1 still listing to this🤦🏿‍♂️🤷🏿‍♂️✊🏿‼️

  • HelloMrRose24

    This message will probably go over a lot of people's heads because they're still thinking it's just about rap.

  • iSoToxic

    "im not black im oj"rolls eyes "ok"undeniably one of the best parts of this song.

  • lewis case

    The house N*** is Samual L Jackson from django 100% 1:21

  • Kyzzle112718

    Happy Black History Month. Peace, love and coconut oil. ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

  • Glee Glee

    Imagine a racist watching this video

  • mialien

    "Y'all think it's boujee I'm like it's fine but I'm tryin' to give you a million dollars worth of game for $9.99" Listening to Jay is like sitting in a class

  • Weird Entertainment Network

    WHAT I GOT FROM THIS VIDEO: Basically, Don't spend your money on clothing and cars. Rather invest your money in real estate and buy things that grow in value with time. Even if you are a drug dealer, you can launder money by buying properties in the same neighborhood that your momma is renting. on top of this, don't be so focused on your "label" and focus on becoming successful because at the end of the day we are all the same.

  • AK 69

    Kidz Bop Version:[Chorus]Light buddy, dark buddy, faux buddy, real buddyRich buddy, poor buddy, house buddy, field buddyStill buddy, still buddyI like that second oneLight buddy, dark buddy, faux buddy, real buddyRich buddy, poor buddy, house buddy, field buddyStill buddy, still buddy[Interlude]Orange Juice be like, “I’m not milk, I’m OJ”.....okay[Verse 1]House buddy, be friends with meI'm a field buddy, be friends with meGo play the quarters where the buddies beI'mma be silly where the buddies beI told him, "Please act goofy around the buddiesThat your mama talkin'Take your buddies and buy some M&MsThat's how you be a good buddy"I bought every V8 fruit smoothieWish I could take it back to the storeI coulda bought a place in the sandbox before it even was the sandboxFor like 2 SkittlesThat same place today is worth 25 skittlesGuess how I'm feelin'? Sandy[Chorus]Light buddy, dark buddy, faux buddy, real buddyRich buddy, poor buddy, house buddy, field buddyStill buddy, still buddyLight buddy, dark buddy, faux buddy, real buddyRich buddy, poor buddy, house buddy, field buddyStill buddy, still buddy[Interlude]You wanna know what's more important than throwin' away candy during lunch? BuddiesYou ever wonder why buddies used to own all the property on the playground? This how they did it[Verse 2]More recess my only hopeLivin’ on the monkey bars and with buddiesI bought some Twix for 2 Milky Ways2 days later, those two are worth 5 SnickersFew years later, just the left worth 8 Kit-KatI can't wait to give this candy to my buddiesY'all think I’m your buddy, I'm like, I amBut I'm tryin' to give you a million snickers worth of game for 9 twixI turned that Twix to a Milky Way, Milky Way to an Kit-KatI turned my life into a nice life with buddiesY'all out here playin’ on the playground, huh?Me and my buddies helpin’ the teacher clean up, uhY'all on the slide, taking turns like good childrenThere's an open swing, y’all get out of line and run over, yeah[Chorus]Light buddy, dark buddy, faux buddy, real buddyRich buddy, poor buddy, house buddy, field buddyStill buddy, still buddyLight buddy, dark buddy, faux buddy, real buddyRich buddy, poor buddy, house buddy, field buddyStill buddy, still buddy.

  • Phatkid

    My brain is so weird when it is coming to remembering songs. I remember I was at the grocery store wanting to buy some blueberries, but all of a sudden this song popped in my head and it went like this, " Blueberry , Cranberry , Raspberry , Strawberry , Blackberry , Snowberry , Goose berry , Still berry " and later I was in the vegetable isle and another part came up , " Tomato like, " Im not a fruit imma vegetable. ok. " "Lol

  • Jose Moreno

    pusha T destroyed drake on this beat.

  • AFC Gunner

    Anyone else said "easy money" in their head at the beginning? 😂

  • Versett i

    Who ever disliked this video then you probably didn't understand what he was saying in the video.

  • Duggers 468

    YOU ARE ARE HIDING A CHILD

  • Emil Jauhonen

    Im so mad this isnt on spotify

  • hxuse

    like this, just curious to how many still bumping this fire..🔥👀

  • NemRaps

    "Ya'll on the 'gram holdin' money to your earThere's a disconnect, we dont call that money over here"

  • Trinity Oneal

    in the beginning you can see the pain in the pianists eyes and that shook my soul. btw I think that's supposed to be Nina Simone since he sampled her vocals

  • larrymar19

    This song solidified Jay Z as one of the greatest of all time, please don’t stray from the point by arguing about the GOAT, just please LISTEN to the lyrics, it’s fucking genius and a timeless message for black people in America...... and sadly, i am yet to meet one who really understands the song.... Jeez, no wonder we’re still lost⛓🙇🏿‍♂️

  • Kevin Rowland

    He's right investing is how you build wealth!!!! In 2011 I bought a 3bd 2.5bath house near Charlotte for 50,000 in 2017 it was worth 140,000 I took out 85% of the equity and bought 3 rental houses now I have 4 properties worth close to 285,000 and they pay monthly rent checks. To think all that started with just a 50K investment. The key is to buy things that go up in value. (Not cars or clothes) gold necklaces will work though lol

  • albert reeve

    Jay z dropping basic knowledge to remember. Yall ain't listening

  • Keder Cormier

    Fire department: Hello? What's your emergency? Me: Uh yeah it's JayZ again

  • Erskin Hansen

    "Ya'll still taking advances huh" = 360 deals that basically rapes artists out of their creative and financial power."Me and my ni**as taking real chances uh" = Definition of "Entrepreneur: a person who organizes & operates a business while taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so." Essentially, you aren't a boss if you don't control over your creative and financial power.

  • Arcane Visions Media

    Im watching this in 2021 and still amazes me how underrated this song is

  • World Eater

    Am I the only white dude listening to this?

  • Wodchly

    Ah some of you people just don't understand what he's saying. Digging down a hole that leads you to nothing. When what he's saying is right In front of you.

  • JJ Fossum

    Still bumping this in 2k19🔥

  • Alan Ladd seine Katze

    If someone would have told me before this, that Jay-Z would deliver one of the most important tracks ever made in the whole entire Hip Hop universe, I would have not be a believer at all.But, boy, was I wrong!I'm breathing the air of that universe since day zero, as many others do, thus I have had first hand contact with all the true milestones in terms of production expertise and lyrical awesomeness.And by my standards, he finally arrived at the round table with this, and that means both production wise and lyricism wise also.An undeniable masterpiece here...

  • Brad Eats

    For all the people that didn’t understand...Yes this song is about investing and being smart with your money but it’s more about race. He’s saying that black Americans don’t make the best of their opportunities to benefit their family and their community because many of the successful ones are busy flexing on IG and throwing money away instead of investing in real estate or passing money on to their family while other races like the Jewish are passing the money they made on investing to their family.

  • Jamaal Eastmond

    If 2Pac was still alive, this would’ve been the song that made him look beyond the issues they had and probably reach out to do something together (history in the making) just a thought.

  • KumarHD

    I know for a fact ill be coming back to this song in 10 Years. I will come back and find my comment and reply to my self! Love this song so much!!

  • raven the demon

    Why have I been sleeping on Jay-Z for so long exactly

  • Destined Return

    Who else loves coming back to videos with an obvious message to see people in comments acting enlightened for knowing what a video is about when it’s pretty obvious

  • Stacy Richardson

    Jay Z!!!!..Can you pleeeeease talk to Floyd!!..Please

  • Shaunak Karkera

    you wanna know what more important that throwing away money at the strip club 2:33

  • Bh Zae

    Jay-z a god damned genius

  • strawberry !!!

    this video is really deep.

  • Cruz pac

    Is it just me or is this song Deep🙇

  • Dragon 99

    Bro it black history month 2019

  • killa icy

    This beat goes super hard holy shit!

  • The Modern Investor

    The realest song in the world

  • Vitez

    I remember this coming out a year and a half ago and being absolutely blown away by this masterpiece 😤🔥

  • Bobby Robertson

    I have to say "Nickel" a lot when singing this song to myself .. light nickel, dark nickel ...

  • Billy Boy

    The animation is so dope

  • Don Picasso

    After analyzing and thinking about this video it’s all clear to me now. This message jay is portraying is that of Sambo (Jaybo) sambo was a slave that is today often confused with Uncle Tom. Sambo ratted out his own people for his personal benefit. Now if you pay attention to the symbolizing in the video jay is portraying how he sold out his own people starting with selling drugs to his people to gain Capitol to build his empire. So much that he identified and is respected by the oppressor. I used to jam to this song and play it loud in my car. Never again. I will only occasionally come to the video to further analyze the symbolism and think about what NOT to do.

  • IsaiahChavezCA

    "I'm tryna give you a million dollars worth of game for $9.99."He's dropping life gems all throughout this entire album. Life advise. Financial advise. This isn't a Jay-Z album. This is a Shawn Carter album. One of his best. Grown folk rap.

  • el grado smokio

    my black friends dont like it when i sing along with this

  • Kapri Sun

    I watched the video without listening and I got a strange message that made me uncomfortable with Jayz 😂

  • Krptic Unknown

    "Financial freedom my only hope. Fu Living rich an dying broke"

  • Dick Jones

    I wish more people would hear this and feel this song.

  • J Trammell

    Wow... Haven’t felt like this since Spike Lee’s Bamboozled.

  • InDue Time

    Homage to Nina Simone ❤❤❤

  • Charblastaur

    I like how OJ is the only one that isn’t animated like the stereotype because he’s not black, he’s OJ.

  • Marlon The Nobody

    Minecraft ParodySpruce Wood, Oak Wood, Dark Wood, Still Wood

  • Versace91

    This shit too damn good on LSD!

  • Lu Del

    HOV still one of the greatest in the game

  • Ofentse Mwase Films

    No one is gonna mention how he hasn't posted to YouTube in 6 years? This is my time to shine!He hasn't posted here in 6 years!

  • I am autistic

    3:33 gotta hit em with that default dance

  • pikachu 4207

    IM NOT BLACK IM OJ... OK

  • Nico Reveco

    Sad that Jay is rapping the truth with a very importabt message. And the most some are taking away feom this is the ”you holding money to your ear, theres a disconnect we don’t call that money over here” line

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