By Ezra Marcus
Nothing like a tropical vacation to clear your head in a stressful situation.
Cheated on your girlfriend despite her recently giving birth to your son? Time for a head-clearing vacation down to the warm sands of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands with your friend Jeezy.
Well, in reality, the location and lyrical content of Future and Jeezy’s “No Tears” video probably had nothing to do with Future’s split with Ciara, but it’s interesting to imagine. Nayvadius’ warbled chorus certainly fits the bill — “I can never let a tear fall down my face, I’m losing all my friends like every single day.”
The “rappers go to the islands” video trope is an old one, and this an excellent addition to the canon. There aren’t any butts or cars in the background — fitting the song’s melancholy tone, we’re instead treated to images of stoic locals, and gorgeous slow-motion footage of fish preparation.
Head to iTunes to pre-order Young Jeezy’s album Seen It All, out Sept. 2.