Suicide Squad fever is at melting point with the highly anticipated summer flick having finally hit the big screen this week. Reviews have been tepid with critics berating the motion picture for weak characters and an unconvincing story line but that hasn’t quelled moviegoers’ appetites (number crunchers say it will top $125 million on its opening day). Atlantic Records will be hoping this hunger for all things SS will translate to ‘Suicide Squad: The Album‘ which was released earlier today (Aug 5). A number of singles from the 14-song compilation were already in the public domain prior to its release including Kehlani’s ‘Gangsta‘ and ‘Sucker For Pain‘, which united Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and the Imagine Dragons. Out before both these songs was ‘Purple Lamborghini’, made possible by the unimaginable collab between electronic spin deck master Skrillex and trap god Rick Ross. Nothing can quite prepare you for the burst of energy unleashed by this eardrum-shredding fusion of hip hop and techno.
Grammy-nominated music video director Colin Tilley captures this combustible combination superbly in the newly released Purple Lamborghini video. He does this while paying homage to the movie that inspired the music, giving ample camera time to Jared Leto in his Joker regalia. The opening scene is a devastated club that’s a cordoned-off crime scene but Rick Ross stands tall amid the rubble in a crisp white suit and glistening wrists. He’s spitting bars that could provoke a tsunami but no one is dancing or even bobbing their heads; the ‘revelers’ gathered there are all dressed in black and can kill with their stares. The crew then hit the streets, painting the town red in pimped-out convertibles. Watch how the story ends below.
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