As a rapper, A$AP Rocky’s greatest gift is for creating a sticky bad-dream sort of atmosphere. And on Long.Live.A$AP, his debut album, only one song rips right through that carefully cultivated vibe: “Wild For The Night,” a blaring dance-rap banger produced by bro-step titan Skrillex. Rocky and the veteran rap video director (and auteur of the underrated T.I. vehicle ATL) Chris Robinson have now teamed up to make the video, shooting it in the Dominican Republic. It’s a delirious throwback to the days when record labels would happily blow seven figures on a rap video. The immaculately filmed video takes place in Dominican slums and clubs, and it looks amazing. Also, the sight of Skrillex attempting to look cool while perching atop a rubble-pile isn’t one I’ll soon forget. And: Bonus Skrillex bass drop! Watch it below.
Long.Live.A$AP is out now on RCA.