Juicy J kicked off the fall by unleashing the Buddah Bless-produced single “Neighbor,” featuring a cameo from Travis Scott. Less than two months later (Nov. 14), the “No English” collaborators returned with a goth-inspired visual for the song.
The dark clip is helmed by RJ Sanchez, who has worked closely with Lil Uzi Vert and Nav in the past. La Flame and the Taylor Gang artist exchange rhymes as chains hang from the ceiling and a torrential downpour dampens the grim set. Both artists are laced in blacked-out attire to properly accompany the unwelcoming tone.
During a recent interview with Billboard, Juicy J detailed the origin of “Neighbor.” “Travis called me up and reached out about hearing some new beats when he was working on Astroworld. We vibed out in the studio,” he explained. “On my way out, after we had been in the studio for three hours, I was like, ‘Yo, Travis, let me get a record for my new album.’ He went into his files and pulled up ‘Neighbor.'”
“It was like a long verse, but I thought it was hard as fuck. I told him to play it again. The beat was already done and he had everything on there,” the Memphis native added. “It didn’t really have a format to it originally. When I got to the studio the next day, I took the track and chopped it up.”
Give the “Neighbor” video a look below.