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The video for Jay-Z’s Moonlight only features maybe a minute of actual music in it, and instead plays out a poignant commentary about the representation of black people in entertainment and black people. We see an episode of the legendary sitcom Friends recreated line-by-line except with an all black cast, even re-doing the opening titles dancing around the fountain. The filming is broken up with a conversation between “Ross” (played by comedian Jerrod Carmichael) and Hannibal Buress, where they discuss the message behind the video –  talking about an all-black Friends, Carmichael says – “I was like, all right, this is something subversive, something that would turn the culture on its head,” Buress replies with “Well, you did a good job of subverting good comedy.”

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