Video Review: Bilal “Soul Sista”

In black-and-white, a twentysomething woman exhales smoke. Wearing headphones, Bilal sings into a microphone as he sits at a table. A a second naked twentysomething woman, her arms covering her breasts, lies by the speakers. The twentysomething woman turns her head as she listens to the radio.

A naked Bilal touches the twentysomething’s bare shoulders. He rests his head on her chest. Bilal performs with his band. The naked twentysomething woman with her hand on her cheek rises in the air by the speakers. A third naked twentysomething lets her foot touch the naked twentysomething woman’s.

Bilal cuddles with a fourth twentysomething woman in the bathtub. The third twentysomething covers her breasts as she lies naked in the backseat of a car. The second naked twentysomething woman stands by a car. Wearing headphones, she sits on a chair. Bilal stands by the speakers. He talks to two naked twentysomething women. He continues to sit at the table, singing into the microphone.

Rating: 4/5

Bilal takes some calls during his radio show. He tells a twentysomething woman he could listen to her all night. She says she’s having a lovely evening and he’s helping her get through it. He says he’s available to talk with at anytime. During the break, he continues to talk with her and exchanges information with her.

In the bathtub, he touches the twentysomething woman’s skin and tells her she’s beautiful. She says his presence is calming her. He kisses her and holds her. She exhales and dreams in his arms. He takes out for dinners and to the museum. She visits him on the morning show. He was drawn to her, even though he didn’t know why.

A third twentysomething woman lies in the backseat. She and Bilal had made love on their way to a concert. He had been single for awhile. She had noticed the the twentysomething woman’s voice missing in the morning. He tells her they have time. She asks him how much. He responds fate will determine it.

Director: N/A Year: 2000

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.