Technically speaking, today’s official video for "Where They At" isn’t the first clip for the track. Recall if you will the visualizer from October, where Haisla rappers Darren “Young D” Metz and Quinton “Yung Trybez” Nyce piled into an animated convertible with Calgary MC Drezus and a dearly departed four-legged-friend named Chauncey. The mountains have never looked so good.
This December brings an official video.
This time the three collaborators find themselves at something from truly olden times: a house party. Remember those? And even though you’re currently doing the right thing for the good of us all, wouldn’t you love to be hanging and chilling with friends this December? Some day this will all be over. This is not that day.
As in October’s clip, this “Where They At" has roots in an art world beyond music. To bring the video to full colour-saturated life Snotty Nose Rez Kids reached out to animator Mike Babiarz and 16-year-old WSANEC & Snuneymuxw Nation illustrator Nora Stakaya Pape.
Emphasizing the importance of that work, Snotty Nose Rez Kids said this in a statement:
“We had originally planned to release this video in early November, just after we dropped the single, but we wanted to get the illustrations and animation just right. That work is really time consuming, but we were stoked to have Mike and Nora on board to make it happen. The visuals are dope and it really brought the video to life. We wrote Where They At to literally talk about where we are at in our careers. It’s a flex, but wanted to take a minute to be thankful for what we got.”
Here’s the video. Try not to get jealous—on all fronts.