YBN Cordae and Anderson Paak release the video for the hit single from The Lost Boy, “RNP” in perfect old-school fashion.
When YBN Cordae dropped The Lost Boy back in August, the attention for the album was well-warranted. Now, “RNP” picks up steam after several performances from the two the artists on shows like Jimmy Fallon and on the 2019 BET Hip-Hop Awards most recently. The video stars YBN Cordae and Anderson Paak as stone-cold drug dealers by day and stars of the imagined 1975 YBN Summer Classic by night.
“Big Play” Cordae and “Sweet Shot” Anderson both serve their comedic purpose throughout the visual with an effective acting job. Appearances by comedians Hannibal Buress and Jay Pharoah contributed to the atmosphere as well. It was essentially five and a half minutes of fun that synched flawlessly with the tone of the track.
It’s not difficult to understand why both artists have been busy lately. YBN Cordae brought Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers superstar guard, on stage for a performance during his set. The surprise came during a set at one of the shows for Logic’s “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” tour that Cordae has been featured on.
Paak recently visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform “Make it better” alongside the legendary Smokey Robinson. The vision was a smooth and pure as the music emanating from the violins behind them. The single comes from Ventura, which is Paak’s fourth studio album that features musical talent like Andre 3000 and Lalah Hathaway.
YBN Cordae continues to score points with hip-hop fans as his music is geared towards experience, reflection and fun. It stands square in the opposition of what some have come to expect from someone just old enough to drink. The stage has been set for the young king to continue this evolution amongst his peers. The “RNP” visual is a simple step in the right direction.