In lieu of recent deaths at one of the Mad Decent Block Party locations and a ton of media attention for the producer, Diplo, Yellow Claw, and LNY TNZ released a possibly controversial video to their song “Techno”. The video depicts two storylines: one of some sort of drug being manufactured, sold to dealers, and eventually brought into a club – the second storyline depicts an innocent-looking girl move into an apartment with her father, go to a club with some friends, and buy the drugs shown in the first storyline. The video ends with said girl becoming sick and being rushed to the hospital by EMTs. Her father visits her and strokes her head as she lays on a hospital bed.
I’m not sure if the video’s goal is to gain attention, or if it doesn’t matter at all, but it’s interesting that they would choose to include this content in their video. The contrast between Waka Flocka Flame’s lyrics and the video is almost sarcastic with lines like “We sellin’ kush not white boy” and “the club is in molly’s world”. Is the video anti-drug, or facetious? Honestly, the video isn’t even particularly interesting and seems lazy, but hey, diplo clearly gives zero fucks.
Watch the official music video for Techno ft. Waka Flocka Flame: