Why it's great:
Now that the Juice is officially loose (well, come October 1), Jay-Z's "The Story of O.J." somehow takes on added depth despite the fact that there are approximately 13,763,982 hours of documentary and fictional adaptation footage available about the O.J. Simpson case.
As with all things O.J., "The Story of O.J." only uses Simpson as a jumping off point, a symbol. By reminding the audience of the horrible racist caricatures presented in children's cartoons, Jay-Z's new single helps paint a fuller picture of the violent, despicable legacy of slavery in America. Generations of children were inoculated with the kind of playful stereotyping present in cartoons like Dumbo.
I've long considered Jay-Z to be a cynic, and maybe there's an element of that side of him in this video... but he's not wrong, especially considering the next entry on this list.