Shot in several locations around New York City with a cameo by rapper and actor Bodega Bamz, the video tells the story of Melymel as a mob boss who runs an operation with several stash houses including one in the back of a “bodega” in Washington Heights, the city’s most notorious Dominican hood. In the video, she masterminds a heist stealing a very high-priced piece of art for which the mob boss had already secured a buyer. The closing scene ends with Melymel getting crowned as she is bathing in rose water foreshadowing the aesthetic and vibe of forthcoming album Dragon Queen set to be released later this month via EMPIRE.
The visuals were directed by Rook most notable for his work with Rick Ross, Dave East, and Chris Webby amongst others. “Working with Melymel was dope. Things always flow better when there’s a mutual respect and the artist trusts your vision. The vibe and energy on set felt like we had worked together for years,” states Rook.
“This video was definitely what I envisioned when making the song, hands-down one of the best crews I’ve worked with. I’m so excited for what’s coming, can’t wait for you to listen to Dragon Queen,” says Melymel.
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