Migos just took it all the way back to the 70s for their new music video for “Walk It Talk It”. The track features Drake, and was included on the Migos’ most recent album, Culture II. The music video dropped on Sunday, and has gained over 3M views on Youtube in just one day.
The music video is themed after the hit TV series Soul Train, which originally aired in 1971 and featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip-hop artists. The mock-TV show in the music video is called “Culture Ride”. Jamie Foxx plays the role of the host, “Ron Delirious”, which is a play on the name of the original host of Soul Train, Don Cornelius.
The Migos are all fitted in ruffled shirts, bell-bottoms and platform shoes to complete the ‘70s look for the video, and the afros weren’t forgotten. Drake seemed to be channeling Michael Jackson, decked out in Jheri curls, white top and bottoms, and a glistening jacket. The rappers showcased their dance skills in the video, mostly in a dance line that draws on the popular dance lines seen on Soul Train.
Halfway through the video, the music cuts and “Ron Delirious” kicks off a game portion of the “Culture Ride” show by asking, “which way does the Culture Ride go?”. Two contestants rush to unscramble magnetic letters and arrange the answer, which turns out to be somewhat obvious to those hip to the game: “Dat Way”.
For those of the younger generation, HipHopMyWay has provided a YouTube clip of the original Soul Train to see where Migos are drawing their inspiration from. Check out the Jungle Boogie dance line below.