Two of hip-hop’s fastest rising stars, and the duo come through with their first collaborative video, taken from Rocky’s LiveLoveA$AP mixtape.
Most fans of the tape may have overlooked this grower of a track, no crime given that the tape had many more immediately-likeable songs, and hence this visual will help bring it back for a few more listens. Q was recently quoted by MTV saying “We kind of live the same lifestyle. I’m a little more gangsta than him. He’s a little more swagger than me. We’re kind of the same, but from different places.” This track is perfect evidence of that, with Rocky’s cool, confident verse opening things before Q runs through with aggression and tenacity, and they come together for a closer that has them coming closer stylistically, with Rocky getting a touch more intense and Q going for a little more style.
The video fits well with the audio, building on the slow, winding production with a dark palette and plenty of nighttime scenery. It’s a simple and effective hip-hop clip that doesn’t pack in any pretence, and instead focuses on the performance of the raps, bringing the charisma of both acts to the fore. Grab the full mixtape over here.