Last time a track (Feat.) Lily Allen got the vid treatment was Mark Ronson’s Kaiser Chiefs cover “Oh My God,” and Mark decided to set Lil’s voice to an animated Jessica Rabbit-type. But dapper rapper Common’s smart enough to know Lily’s cheek is best served in live-action, so forget the cartoon stuff — that’s really her in that astronaut gear! Just like that’s really Jeremy Piven giving Com some finger-wagging assists in a hip hop hallway. Kanye on Entourage, Ari Gold in a Common clip, West producing this track … may the circle of cool be unbroken.
Finding Forever is out via G.O.O.D. Music/Geffen.