Travis Scott and Kanye West recently teamed for “Piss on Your Grave,” an off-kilter, hallucinatory track from Scott’s debut LP, Rodeo. Now the G.O.O.D. Music duo have united for the song’s brooding music video, which features the rappers hanging out in an evil, foggy forest.
The clip, directed by Nabil, finds the duo delivering their bizarre urination boats (“I use your face as a urinal / then do the same at your funeral,” West rhymes) between shots of muddy skeletons and masked men. The track, which echoes the confrontational style of West’s 2013 LP, Yeezus, follows a disjointed path through sludgy, psychedelic guitar riffs and lumbering, flanged drums.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Scott told the video’s backstory while in the middle of boarding a plane. “I was in my hotel room in Paris, and we were just chillin’ and I just fucked around and was like ‘We need to do the video while we’re in Paris!,'” Scott recalled, describing the aesthetic as “lo-fi.” Scott also revealed that Mos Def is the man wearing a stocking on his head in the clip.
After describing the process of filming the new video, Scott offered a preview of West’s highly-anticipated Yeezus follow-up Swish. “That Kanye album…okay, let me hang up before it gets crazy,” Scott teased. “That ‘Ye album is nothing to sleep on. That ‘Ye album is coming very soon. It’s lit.”
“Piss on Your Grave” has an intriguing, though confusing, backstory. Last year, reports circulated about a West-Paul McCartney collaboration possibly titled “Piss in Your Grave,” rumored to be a contender for the rapper’s upcoming solo LP, Swish. The two tracks are assumedly connected, though a representative for McCartney previously declined to comment on whether the former Beatle performed on the Scott track.
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Rodeo, released in September, features contributions from several other high-profile producers (Pharrell Williams, Mike Dean) and guest performers (the Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Toro y Moi, Future, Schoolboy Q).