COURTESY NOTE: LYRICS #NSFW SO BLAST IN THE WORKPLACE AT YOUR OWN PERIL.
Anyone who knows me IRL or follows me on twitter knows that my affinity for Young Money is likely worthy of some type of medical diagnosis. I won’t even talk about how it is one of my many dreams in life to style a Drake video (other than the fact that I just did) mainly because homeboy has been consistently KILLING IT without my help. Observe:
After the jump, a few style highlights from this trap masterpiece. Y’all don’t even know doe…This video dropped in late 2011 and Drizzy (Below) was already rocking the North Face x Supreme capsule collab (and you know filming wrapped before anyone else could get their peasant mitts on that), but he really won my heart with the multiple watches. SURE, I could be mad I was on that tip in early 2011 but my timepieces didn’t exactly have the same caché so I will give him a pass. Drake, I love you- call me!
Can we also talk about Lil Wayne‘s affinity for wild and crazy footwear (Below)? He has been papped wearing pretty much every kooky Jeremy Scott sneaker in existence, including the plush teddy bears and giant wings. I consider him an expert at fashion trolling, considering that if you google “Lil Wayne pants The Motto” pretty much every link talks about how “gay” his pants are (I am not condoning use of the term, FYI). Happy to hand the credit to Nick Grant over at Complex for identifying the boots here as custom-painted Terence Koh x Opening Ceremony x Forfex (customized by Gerlan?), which may indeed be the earliest documented precursor to burgeoning microculture Slimepunk.
Yeah, yeah. It’s cool to see Amoeba (Below) get a nod in a rap video. Moving on.
Last but not least, Tyga‘s King Tut medallion is seriously off the chain (LOL KILL ME 4 THAT 1)…for a video that is devoid of 1,000 superfluous costume changes, these boyz certainly get their point across.
Images: My screengrabs, Tyga Website