Just a couple of days after the surprise release of Frank Ocean's Endless visual album, fans woke up on Saturday morning to see that Frank had dropped another visual to a previously unreleased track "Nikes." Directed by Tyrone Lebon, "Nikes" is packed with symbols, references, and guest appearances that are made evident by Frank's lyrics.
From Trina to Trayvon Martin, here are all the people featured in "Nikes."
A Pair of Virgin Marys
I got two versions... I got two virgins.
The appearance of a naked woman riding a white horse references Lady Godiva, an English 11th century noble woman.
A$AP Rocky and A$AP Yams
Frank sings, Pour one for A$AP (rest in peace), while A$AP Rocky holds a picture of his late friend and collaborator, A$AP Yams.
A figure in the crowd then holds a picture up of Pimp C, the legendary rapper and UGK co-founder who passed away in 2007. We already know Frank's a big Pimp C, Bun B, and UGK fan from his Lonny Breaux cut, Acura Integurl.
Frank is shown holding a picture of Trayvon Martin, as you hear him sing, RIP Trayvon, that nigga look just like me. After the murder of Trayvon Martin, Frank paid his respects by posting a picture of himself on Tumblr wearing a black hoodie.
A Rapping Chihuahua
Perhaps inspired by vintage Taco Bell commercials?
A man dressed as the devil jumps around the theater as Frank sings, Devil be possessin' homies/ Demons try to body jump.
Frank wearing what appears to be a Balmain jumpsuit
Frank is shown on stage wearing a white beaded ensemble as he sings, We only human and it's humid in these Balmains. The last time the French fashion house was featured in a music video was in Kanye's "Wolves" visual.
What appears to be Kanye West's jaw
Although the shot is cropped, Ye's laugh is undeniable. Could that really be Kanye's cheek covered in glitter? Watch and decide for yourself.
The FADER has reached out to representatives for Kanye West and Def Jam for comment.