The worlds of mainstream rap and stock cars finally collided in the strangest way imaginable: NASCAR serves as the backdrop for Post Malone’s new music video, “Motley Crew.”
I don’t know what else to say, so I’ll let you watch for yourself:
The song was officially dropped on Friday by the six-time Grammy-nominated artist who also won 10 Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. The video, which was directed by Cole Bennett and co-produced by DreVision Media, features stellar cameos from NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace alongside stars like Tommy Lee, Big Sean, French Montana, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ ign and several other names that I don’t recognize.
This was mostly a collaboration with 23XI racing, the team owned by Hamlin and Michael Jordan and for which Wallace races. Wallace’s Root Insurance car is featured in the video, alongside a 23XI wrapped car designed to look like Hamlins, a traditional NRE No.43 car, and a car with Raising Cane chicken wrap.
Here are a few more from the NASCAR website:
“The Post Malone video was a good time,” Hamlin said. “I’m a Post Malone fan and being able to represent NASCAR and 23XI Racing in his last clip was awesome. We experienced their side of things, now I’d like to take these guys to a race and show them our team and the ins and outs of NASCAR, take them to the track in one of our Camrys and let them feel our cars . It was a good day overall. Can’t wait to see the finished video this week with everyone.
“It was a really cool experience,” Wallace said. “It all fell into place quite quickly, but a great opportunity and a lot of fun. These are the things we need to keep doing to bring new eyes and new fans to our sport. Since meeting Post Malone, everyone involved, being in the video, seeing it all come together, a 24 hour whirlwind, but great weather.
Wallace and Malone have a story; in 2018, Wallace invited Malone and Drake to play with him. It’s unclear if this actually happened, but Malone responded to Wallace’s tweet.
I’m not a rap fanatic so I can’t really comment on the quality of the music, but the video is… actually pretty awesome.