Ever wondered what it would be like to lay on your back and look up through a glass table that someone happens to be cutting and swishing cocaine around on? That’s the concept behind Pusha T‘s artsy new black and white video for “What Dreams are Made Of,” the latest track he’s pushing from Fear of God II, and we’re frankly surprised that Marilyn Manson didn’t think of this first.
“My music starts in the streets, but when you reference something like cocaine so many people can relate to what you’re saying,” Pusha T recently told Hive about the drug’s aesthetic appeal. “I’m using it artistically, I’m painting pictures.”
Directed by Jason Goldwatch, the video certainly mirrors this sentiment, as hypnotic patterns and images are created from copious quantities of white powder. At times the footage resembles an edgy interactive Japanese video game more than a flashy rap video. But before the high-class coke imagery, the song opens with a voice sample of legendary wrestler Ric Flair hollering, “You’re talking to the Rolex-wearin’, diamond-ring wearing’, kiss-stealin’ … whoo! … wheel and dealin’!” Come to think of it, Flair’s outrageous boasts sound a lot like rap lyrics.
Pusha T’s Fear of God II: Let Us Pray is out now via G.O.O.D. Music.