Vibrant colors, crisp, clean angles and beautiful models are just some of the ingredients that mark a music video as the work of director Hype Williams. From Missy Elliott’s “The Rain” and Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” to Kanye West’s “Stronger” to Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’,” Hype has produced some of hip-hop’s most memorable clips, and now he’d added Big Sean’s “Marvin & Chardonnay” to his videography.
“I feel like Hype Williams, he’s a legend. So it’s tight to have the legendary Hype with the colors and the beautiful girls,” Big Sean told MTV News of his video which debuted online on Wednesday. “Marvin & Chardonnay” co-stars Kanye West, Roscoe Dash and a handful of curvaceous models. Bright shades of red, yellow and blue pop on and off the screen in time with the song’s schizophrenic drum pattern, while Sean and his G.O.O.D. Music mentor, Kanye, trade verses.
The video was shot in July in New York City, and though Sean says that it took a little longer than he expected to get done, he was happy with the end result. “I like how it was classy but still cool as hell at the same time,” the Finally Famous MC said, clearly excited by the wardrobe he, West and Roscoe donned in the vid. “It was fun doing them suits, man. We kept it playa on set, so it was good. I’m glad everybody likes it.”
As happy as he is with the final cut, the Detroit rookie rapper admits that there were some things that didn’t make it in the end. “Yeah, it was a lot that didn’t make it on set, man. It was a lot of stuntation goin’ on, a lot of playa sh– that didn’t get to make the final cut of it,” he said. “I was really mad about it, actually. I really made a couple of calls like, ’Yo why this not in here, man? That was playa.’ I was keepin’ it G, but you know, it doesn’t matter, though. We got all that footage anyway.”