Don't worry: Although it seems like the private show that T.I. and Chris Brown locate in a Norwegian catacombs is a set-up for a Hostel sneak attack, but it turns out to be exactly the underground sex club that the hostesses promise.
The obvious move would have been to shoot at the legendary Electric Lady Studios — and the stickier idea would have been to pay homage to the alternate NSFW Electric Ladyland album art — but Janelle Monae does not do the expected.
Sometimes things come full circle... Iggy Azalea first got her shot when T.I. ushered in her first mixtapes, adding a seal of approval to "Murda Bizness" and other early tracks. Now Iggy has two songs lodged at the top of the Pop charts and returns the solid by guesting on this new T.I. video. Shot on-location in Brazil, where the rappers add some high-fashion gloss to the Favelas while riding the DJ Mustard beat — interspersed with an even glossier Blurred Linesesque performance bit.
Last time 'The King of the South' came around these parts with a track of his own, he was dropping a video that seemed more like a mini-movie. This time out, T.I. keeps it as grimy as can be: b&w photography, down home locations and a gang of locals (aka: free extras) jostling and jumping in the hopes of being seen on 106 & Park. The clip is narrative-free and focused on the kind of charismatic performance that we saw from T.I.