Lil Wayne, with the help of Big Sean, brings the weird to the suburbs in ’My Homies Still.’
Not content with letting Odd Future be the only rap crew terrorizing the suburbs, Lil Wayne packs up any loose YMCMB-er’s just hanging around the pool, and hits the cul-de-sac for a cartoonish bath salts trip in the video for “My Homies Still.” Just like the ludicrously NSFW first verse, this video goes from zero to full-on Pee Wee Herman mania pretty damn fast. Lil Wayne party-rocking up and down the block (in what could only be described as a criminal amount of zebra-patterned attire) is already a lot to deal with. Now throw in a real live, Banksy-style pink elephant, white mannequins strewn over people’s lawn like a psycho high-school prank, a dog switching heads with its owner (why not?), and a dinner party where the animals eat people. This video is really starting to harsh my mellow.
Watch Lil Wayne’s “My Homies Still” video featuring Big Sean after the jump.
Lil Wayne is no stranger when it comes to “borrowing” imagery for his videos, and I’m sure this one is chock-full of such interpretation (feel free to school us if you’d like). Aside from the obvious “Rella” influence and Supreme hat, the only one that stands out to me is DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s “Summertime” video, when Big Sean shows up chilling in some mobile lawn furniture for two whole verses (but this sounds more like a Big Sean track anyway, so at least Wayne got his money’s worth). If you’re looking for a fun-for-the-whole-family activity that includes watching the “My Homies Still” video, I suggest you hit mute on Tunechi and put on the Benny Hill theme. Here, I did it for you (sorry about the curses, that’s fun for like no families). And this should be family fun. Lil Wayne brought his daughter (from when he wasn’t “Always Strapped”) with him, as well as his own daddy who brings his patented “Birdman hand rub” with him, which makes any video worth the price of admission.
+ Watch Lil Wayne’s “My Homies Still” video featuring Big Sean. (NSFW lyrics)
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