Emerging L.A. rapper Kid Ink has teamed up with a veteran of controversy, Chris Brown, and a bevy of beauties for his flashy new video for “Show Me.” The track is the first single from Kid Ink’s upcoming second studio album, My Own Lane, due for release in early 2014.
The video opens with Kid Ink waking up from a THC-induced slumber on a couch to find himself in the middle of a massive house party with Chris Brown holding court on the dance floor. Ink and Brown are seen enjoying the attention of the dozens of beautiful women strewn throughout the raging house party, with the rapper conspicuously showing off handles of Cavoda vodka, the brand best known for illuminated bottles that come in an array of glow-in-the-dark colors.
(There are two versions of the clip, with the YouTube edit coming with an extended intro that depicts Kid Ink and friends getting stoned on a giant vaporizer pen before he passes out. The intro is snipped from the Vevo version of the video).
The smooth, pop-flavored track is produced by DJ Mustard (best known for creating such popular club beats as Tyga‘s “Rack City” and “I’m Different” by 2 Chainz), and features a sample from 1990 dance hit “Show Me Love” by Robin S.
While the “Show Me” video is the first time Kid Ink has worked with Chris Brown, the up and comer has something of a long-standing connection to Brown, with the two looking so much alike that they’ve often been mistaken for blood relatives. It’s a comparison Ink says “I’ve been getting since high school” (via All Hip-Hop).