One of the dark horses for Song of The Summer™ this year has been “Magnolia,” the infectious trap-rap banger from newcomer (and 2017 XXL Freshman) Playboi Carti. The song’s been out for a good while now, and it’s been a popular song with the rap community and also a bit of an online viral sensation, showing up in memes, online videos, and more.
But now, it finally has its own official video, and… it sure is something. There is a lot going on here, the least of which the fact that while the video cycles back and forth through a few different locations and settings, a lot of it seems to be shot through a prism effect, with a few high-reaching camera angles thrown in for good measure. This is a fun video attached to a good song—in a way, it reminds me of some of those early A$AP Rocky videos, of just feeling like real, street-level rap. It’s raw, real, and unfiltered. Check the video out and join the milly rock for yourself.