Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Musical Interlude: Friends & Family (2001)

Trik Turner only came up with one big hit single, but it has a riveting message.

"Friends & Family" got a ton of airplay on MTV & VH1, back when those channels actually played videos, as well as other outlets, in 2001. The band released two separate videos conveying the same theme.

The video opens with a prostitute getting busted, and it turns out she just had twins and is trying to make ends meet for them. The children are put up for adoption, and are separated but eventually are reunited.

One version posits the twins as boys, the other has twin girls. The boys' version was the one I saw more often back in the day, and it's the one we'll use here, courtesy of VEVO:

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