The clip, directed by Ben Williams, features lots of celestial imagery, scenes of a black version of Adam and Eve and traditional rap video fare like superstar recording artists tooling around in expensive cars. Although those three different subjects never come together, their juxtaposition is nevertheless fascinating.
“Aries (YuGo) Part 2,” which was released in January, features verses from a murderer’s row of hip-hop luminaries including Mike WiLL’s frequent collaborators Rae Sremmurd, rapper and producer Pharrell Williams, Detroit-based MC Big Sean and Migos founder Quavo. All performers featured on the track make appearances in the video but as a concession to their respective busy schedules, never all at once. Still, they all manage to look really cool, and when it comes to cameo-filled music videos, coolness is much more important than logistics.
As “Part 2” is the sequel to a song from Mike WiLL’s 2017 debut album Ransom 2, there’s a good chance its release may signal a 2018 launch for the producer’s next record.