"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
Keenan Cahill is a young modern day hero. If you don’t know him by now you’re obviously not on the internet and need to crawl out from under your rock. He lip syncs to some of all the greatest pop hits and is so well choreographed, hilarious and animated with what he does, he never gets less than a Million hits per video.
So it’s no wonder why he even caught the attention of 50 Cent, and the two decided to make their own video for Jeremih‘s song “Down On Me” which features the rapper who has the 9 lives of a cat, one for each bullet he’s taken. But what they didn’t know was that 50′s version with Keenan was the video that actually made “Down On Me” a true bona fide hit. Keenan and 50′s video was posted 5 months ago and now has 30 Million views. The official video with Jeremih and 50 was posted to YouTube about a month later, and is now sitting at 25 million views… still quite impressive, but nowhere near Keenan’s version in his bedroom, and that’s not even counting the copycat video posts that also have views in the millions.
Let’s do the math… out of their collective total, Keenan MORE THAN DOUBLES what would have been the 25 Million plays alone, bringing the grand total to 55. And let’s not mention the fact that Keenan’s video already made the song a more well known hit than radio had at the time. He probably boosted 10 of the 25 Million plays they got.
When you consider Keenan and 50′s version cost $0 and some time, versus Jeremih and 50′s version which probably cost upwards of $500,000… Keenan and 50′s version is one of the best video / music single marketing tools of all time.
What makes it even more gangster, is Keenan didn’t even clean up his room… NOT EVEN FOR 50 CENT !!
Check out the two videos below, and you tell me which one is more entertaining.