Exclusive: Pusha T and Tyler the Creator's "Trouble On My Mind" Video Shoot
This is for the critics who doubted the chemistry
Two different worlds, same symmetry.
-"Trouble on My Mind," Pusha T
Leaning on a sticky table in a hotel room stained the color of urine, director Jason Goldwatch scrolls through photos on his iPhone and smiles as he flips the screen towards us. Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator, stands against a Skid Row storefront in his standard attire: baseball shirt, cutoff shorts, striped knee socks. He has a double, but not--since he did break his foot at last Saturday night's House of Blues show--for stunts. Nope, his mirror image is Pusha T of The Clipse.
"No one's poppin' more than Pusha, or more than Tyler. It's pretty fuckin' rad that these fools got together and brought these two worlds together, so the idea was to bring them into each other's worlds. So when it's Pusha's verse, he's rapping and Tyler's dressed like Pusha- gangsta shit. When it's Tyler's verse, Pusha's dressed like a skater. Pusha was even on crutches. We're tryin' to bring the rager out of Pusha, and that gangsta street solid shit out of Tyler," Goldwatch says.
Andrea Domanick Hos before bros.
"The best videos to me are when I can tell you the concept in four sentences, and you get it, and now we're both thinking of shit. I take this shit mad personal," Goldwatch says. "When I get the song, it's my life for a couple of days. Get a big sack of weed and turn my phone off, and just listen to the song--or other Clipse. This shit's art to me."