Watching Tyla Yaweh's new video puts you at risk of a contact high. The "High Right Now" remix takes the L.A. rapper's assertion that "I don't think I'll ever come down" and runs with it. The action switches between a smoked-out house party, including guests Big Sean and Post Malone, and surreal scenes of Yaweh riding shotgun with Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.
Armstrong and Yaweh connected when Wiz Khalifa decided to open his verse on the remix by interpolating Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
Speaking to The FADER via email, Tyla explained further: "When you hear Wiz used a sample from Green Day we were wondering how the hell we were going to clear it. But then, I’m on tour with Post Malone and end up seeing Billie Joe Armstrong backstage. I played him the record and he loved it and said he was gonna clear it!! We needed up become good friends from there and we all ended up making this iconic stoned circle shot happen!”
Clearance headaches aside, Wiz was the dream collaborator for Tyla. “Getting Wiz on this record was crazy! I told my manager that Wiz was the only nigga I wanted on the record. He was on tour during the time we were making this record; but we stayed in contact and got blessed with the verse. I freaked out the day I heard it. Shit was crazy to be working with someone you looked up to for so long."
The original version of “High Right Now” appears on Yaweh's debut project Heart Full of Rage, released last year. Check out the video above.