Today, Talent Harris reveals the video for his new DJ PForReal-produced single "Ride or Die," from his upcoming third mixtape, The Birth Of Cool Again. The Long Island raper parades his quick wit and deft wordplay all over the laid-back track: Looking for action from a big booty distraction that know how to handle a mic just like Toni Braxton.
In the video, Harris is boxed in a room with his love interest where they display sweet and sour behavior towards one another. It is evident that Mary Jane is the only thing that keeps the two content. He even makes a Little Rascals reference when he's picking a flower apart. It might look like just another love story, but listen close for the twist.
"At first glance one would probably assume this song is about a specific love affair I've experienced," Harris told The FADER. "But it's not. This song is about life and the love and hate relationship that we all have with it. The first verse is the pain and the second verse is the pleasure. The ups and the downs. A roller coaster that we could either choose to ride or die. Life's a bitch and she is my ride or die."
"The basic idea was to portray the love/hate relationship which the song is based around," video director Tyler Milliner told The FADER via email. "Along with that, Talent had the idea of bringing in the classic she loves me, she loves me not flower scene which fit perfectly with the narrative and really helped tie the video together. Julie Parra, who plays Talent's love interest, brought such a great energy to the role and really killed it. The whole experience was really effortless, and collaborative, and ultimately got us a great visual."
In-Tune Ent. will release Talent Harris's new mixtape, The Birth Of The Cool Again on May 5.