21 Savage’s release of his project “i am > i was” was one of the very high moments in rap in 2018. The production from longtime collaborator Metro Boomin, Wheezy, and others made it one of the best projects of the previous year.

The video for the very first track off of the acclaimed album shows 21’s family grappling with the realities of their lives all the while partaking in festivities inside of what looks like the home of a billionaire. It features J. Cole naturally, who appears as a sort of distant figure irrelevant to the powerful storyline, yet revealing his aura of wisdom through the delivery of his verse.