I'll be honest... I read your synopsis and didn't believe it... I watched it, and I still don't believe it. I only wonder, what that sequence had to do with Beats at all? It was basically a long music video (a horrible one at that) that had some product placement. If I was thinking about buying Beats, simply seeing that would deter me. I respect good advertising, but that was just... I don't know what that was, but it certainly wasn't advertising... It was like I was watching one of those drug commercials and the sequence was the effects of wearing the Beats line. Only I need a doctor because my ears are currently bleeding from listening to that.
OK apparently it was Dr. Dre's new music video. That still doesn't explain why it was on the front page, right when you open it. They did it right AFTER it ended with a link saying what it was, and presumably to the video.
Btw, was it me or did those "weights" fall like weighted pieces of foam rather than solid metal?
Ok I just watched the whole thing... and here's my synopsis:
Dr. Dre is at a cliff, watching the waves hit the rocks below. He has glimpses of his life, which are mainly some of his music videos and racial insurgence. Some gunfire and stuff like that. Then what appears to be either his or his son's childhood. Then he gets into his Porsche (bought thanks to all the Beats he sold), starts speeding up on a bridge, has a huge flip and crashes, nearly dead.
Cut to him in a steampunk-like operation room.where he is hanging dead by some steel wires (normal medical procedure), connected through some tubes to some machines and with an oxygen mask. Some half-naked greek Goddess-like woman is contorting above him. Eminem comes in, and starts rapping in the middle of the place, expressing his platonic love for Dre, showing clips of them being BFFs, and gets accompannied by the hot contortionist in the chorus.
While Dre is dying, Eminem is singing and the stripper is dancing; the doctors are showing around their gadgets, including iPads (with the HP logo in full view on the screen) and cellphones. Because it's not like they have better things to do, since that rap song is much more efficient than anything they could do.
Next the guy is submerged in a tank, with no breathing mask, while Eminem keeps rapping, so it's safe to assume he's pretty dead. More product placement: Eminem is wearing a white G-Shock, pratically rubbing it in the camera's lense. Dre moves his fingers, even though he's submerged with no oxygen available. What a guy.
Cut to another steampunk hospital room. Dre is waking up (apparently being hanged by wires and depraved of air really works) and Eminem is there. The doctors make motor tests on him, with a weird torture-like contraption plugged into a Beats laptop - stuff you can find in any hospital, really. Next it's Dre's turn to rap while he lifts weights, because he can't stop working out just because he was dead and stuff. Even more product placement: some energetic drink my mind failed to recognize, but must be available somewhere for 49.99$ a bottle. By now, he's just insulting people who let him down, with a lot of racial slur and homophobia mixed up. He also mentioned that Eminem is the only person he needs (I can't wait for these love birds to be on the cover of a Holywood magazine asthe new Jolie/Pitt couple).
Finally he exits the horror-house/medical facility and goes visit the grave for someone I didn't bother to research.
So all in all, a great example of what music has become. Ah, Cobain, your predictions hold true.