Rapper Future told Rolling Stone last month that he “got to relive the Eighties” on his track “Move That Dope.” So it’s fitting that the video for the song, which will appear on his forthcoming second LP Honest, is a period piece.
The clip features such Eighties signposts as a Ronald Reagan Halloween mask, a cucumber-sized cell phone and a boom box, as Future, Pharrell Williams and Pusha T tout their illegal stock in trade. There’s a loose storyline about a couple of drug dealers on the run, illustrated with several scenes of police cars with lights twirling and shots of Future rapping in front of a fiery, orange smokescreen. But mostly, it looks like Future’s love letter to decade in which he was born.
“When I heard the beat, I was like, ‘Man, this shit sounds like something in the Eighties,'” Future told Rolling Stone about the track. “That’s when I started doing push it-ahh-push it.” Once he got into it, Future said that the Eighties references just started pouring out of him. “[Producer Mike Will Made It] walked in the studio like, ‘I got this hard-ass beat, I got this hard-ass beat,'” he said. “That [beat] is vintage at its finest. That’s that retro shit. That’s all that B-boy shit. That’s BK, British Knights. This is Levi’s – dirty shoes – this is that music.”
Overall, Future told Rolling Stone that fans of his collaborations with Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber should not expect anything resembling a pop record out of Honest. “It’s gonna shock the world,” he said. “We’re gonna go so hood and so underground.”