The Anderson .Paak-assisted “RNP” is not only a standout from YBN Cordae’s breakout album The Lost Boy, it’s a musical highlight of 2019. The sharp and funky production, playful lyricism, and unmatched chemistry between Cordae and .Paak makes it a song that deserves all the praise it can get.
Luckily, the track is back in the spotlight with some fantastic visuals to accompany it, and just like the song itself, they pull out all the stops for this one. It stars ‘Big Play’ Cordae and ‘Sweet Shot’ Anderson in all their glory, who, throughout the video, prove to be brothers on the street, and on the basketball court. The video follows the two on their quest to the 1975 summer classic championship not only on the court but off the court as well.
This truly is quite the production. There are a number of different scenes throughout the video, with various different costumes, all of which are phenomenal. The story depicted here matches the sentiment of the song and really brings a whole new light to the track. It’s truly a blessing to see this video, starring .Paak and Cordae, come to life, due to the infectious and seamless nature of the track, as this truly tops it all off and proves the track’s greatness further. The five-minute length of the video gives viewers time to get invested in the story, and to be honest, has us itching for a mini-series to see what happens next in the saga of ‘Big Play’ Cordae and ‘Sweet Shot’ Anderson.
I’ll stop myself there before giving away too much, but this truly is one for the books. Check out the music video for yourself down below and stream Cordae’s album here!
Directed by Fredo Tovar, Edwin Tovar, and Scott Fleishman