This month visiting Australian shores for the first in a very long time for his tour, today A$AP Rocky features in the video for French Montana’s remix of his hit, Off The Rip.
Originally released as part of his latest mixtape Wave Gods, released on February 19th, Off The Rip was originally a track Montana did alongside Queens rappers Chinx and N.O.R.E. However, Chinx was tragically shot dead in his car in May 2015, and so the remix acts in memory of him. Rocky also pays tribute to his own friend, A$AP Yams, who died in January of last year. At first it seems like a generic rap video clip, with the boys sitting around having drinks. However, when you’ve got some context, you realize that they’re actually having a talk about their friends that have passed away. Projections and visuals of both Chinx and Yams hover over Montana and Rocky throughout the clip as the track becomes an homage to them.
“RIP to Chinx and shout outs my nigga French; Met a bitch with this nigga Yams tatted on her tit” – A$AP Rocky
French Montana’s Wave Gods is available for free download here, with Mac & Cheese: The Album set to be released later this year. Rocky still has two shows left in Australia (more info here), playing sold out shows at the Hordern Pavillion in Sydney tonight, and Perth’s Metro City on Sunday.
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