Song of the Day #3,485: ‘Wyclef Jean’ – Young Thug

Today’s video is the ultimate example of a director turning lemons into lemonade.

Director Ryan Staake actually shares those duties with Young Thug himself, but as you’ll see when you watch the video, he was pretty much on his own. I won’t give away more than that, because this is best seen without much context.

The video has over 30 million views on YouTube and earned Young Thug a Best Editing trophy at MTV’s Video Music Awards.

[Intro]
Thugger
TM
This Actavis by the way I promise, on God

[Hook]
Okay, my money way longer than a Nascar race
I told her keep going on the gas, fuck the brakes
Only here for one night, let me put it on your face
Let a nigga nut, only way I’ll go to sleep
Boolin, rockin’ all the Franck Muller
I know some hoes with good head, fuck a tutor
So many hundreds how the hell I’m going to lose ’em
Put me in the Jaggy or the Wraith and now I’m coolin’
Play with my money, I’ma let them niggas do you
Play with my money I’ma let them niggas do you
Play with my money I’ma let these niggas do you
Play with my money
Play with my, play with my money

[Bridge]
I do lie, yeah, I do
I do lie, yeah, I do
I do lie, yeah, I do
I do lie, yeah, I do

[Verse 1]
Play around with my cash
End up in a body bag
End of story, dig that
Pull up, hoppin’ out a cab
She know she got a nigga bad
She know she got a cute back
She know I gotta keep me some cash
She know she gotta hop on top the dick
She know you gotta ride that motherfucker
Her mama done walked in, but it’s too big
She can’t hide that motherfucker
Even if she divided the motherfucker
Man even if she minused the motherfucker
Join in get demolished motherfucker
I ain’t gon’ disguise it motherfucker, nah
Shop at Saks Fifth, flow on DatPiff
Yeah I’m that swift, ask her and him
Yeah ask ’em, put a bone in them
Put a choker on ’em, let ’em choke and all
All my children spoiled yeah, they got it all
Daughter sexy and my son got the broads
Spent racks on my son and his squad
Daddy boy, never play with toys
Better not play with ’em boys
New AK with them boys
New feng shui with the boys
Drippin’ all day for the boys
Bitch you ain’t ready for the boys
I’m in that Wraith homeboy
If you ever play with the boy
I’ma turn the blade on ’em boys

[Bridge]
I do lie, yeah, I do
I do lie, yeah, I do
I do lie, yeah, I do
I do lie, yeah, I do

[Hook]
Okay, my money way longer than a Nascar race (slatt)
I told her keep going on the gas fuck the brakes
Only here for one night, let me put it on your face (slatt)
Let a nigga nut, only way I’ll go to sleep (slatt)
Boolin, rockin’ all the Frank Muller (slatt slatt)
I know some hoes with good head, fuck a tutor (slatt slatt)
So many hundreds I done added, I’m going to lose ’em
Put me in the Jaggy or the Wraith and now I’m coolin’

[Verse 2]
Nigga watch that dog, watch
Nigga plottin’ on the boy, spot ’em
Put the target on they head, dot ’em dot ’em dot ’em
And I’m good, got a rabbit’s foot in my wallet
Tell ’em pick it up, then drop it, drop it
Do some sit ups, then show your body
Got her bent up, I done took a gram of molly
Her car dented up like she rent to everybody

[Bridge]
I do lie, yeah, I do
I do lie, yeah, I do
I do lie, yeah, I do
I do lie, yeah, I do

[Hook]
Money way longer than a Nascar race
I told her keep going on the gas fuck the brakes
Only here for one night, let me put it on your face
Let a nigga nut, only way I’ll go to sleep
Boolin, rockin’ all the Frank Muller
I know some hoes with good head, fuck a tutor
So many hundreds how the hell I’m going to lose ’em
Put me in the Jaggy or the Wraith and now I’m coolin’

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4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,485: ‘Wyclef Jean’ – Young Thug

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    This is very funny. I wonder if the director will ever work with Young a Thug again.

  2. Maddie says:

    Truly a masterpiece

  3. Amy says:

    Okay, I know I’m probably not supposed to get hung up on the “bad bitches” and “hoes,” but come on. I so appreciate the director’s not so subtle take down of the ridiculously misogynistic lyrics and video ideas, though, had “Young Thug” gotten out of the damn car, I’m fearing this would be just another video where scantily clad women eat sausage while a man sings about living his life objectifying women. Somehow I don’t think the 30 million viewers are going to appreciate what Staake is doing here.

    However, I just did a quick scroll of comments for the video, and the vast majority of them are there in support of the director and critical of the missing artist. When I dug a bit deeper into Ryan Staake (after seeing one comment suggesting that Wyclef Jean/Young Thug was the true director/editor of the video featured today), I found this collaboration with Lil Wayne and Charlie Puth – in it, the bodacious Instagram models/video vixens are revealed to be cardboard cutouts. – http://ryanstaake.com/Lil-Wayne-ft-Charlie-Puth-Nothin-But-Trouble

    I’m still uncomfortable with the way women are objectified in so many music videos, but it’s good to see a director such as Ryan Staake who recognizes and pokes fun at that tired practice.

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