Post Malone, 21 Savage’s ‘Rockstar’ Video Reaches 1 Billion Views on YouTube – Billboard

Everybody wants to see a rock star, at least a billion people and counting. Post Malone and 21 Savage’s 2017 music video for their hit single “Rockstar” surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube, becoming the former’s third and the latter’s first to reach the milestone.


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Taken through a slightly blurred camera lens, the Emil Nava-directed visual features Posty and 21 Savage rapping about the abundance of girls and drugs in rock stars’ lives, while battling a group of harrowing enemies using gear. samurai martial. The two rappers ultimately emerge victorious and triumph over their opponents, with the final shots of the video showing them looking into the camera with their faces and white clothing covered in thick blood.

Of the four Post Malone tracks that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Rockstar” has had the best performance thus far. The lead single from the rapper’s second album of 2018, Beerbongs & Bentleys, stayed atop the chart for eight weeks and held a spot there for 41 weeks in total.

Ahead of Beerbongs & Bentleys’ release, Post, whose music videos for “Sunflower” and “Congratulations” previously joined the billion-views club, spoke with Billboard about how “Rockstar” came to be in the studio. “We were at Quad Studios,” he began. “A kid came in, and I guess he was in the next session and said, ‘Hey? Can I play you some rhythms? I’m like, ‘I guess so.’”

“You know, I’m a nice guy, I like music,” he continued. “I will listen to your heartbeat. She played the rhythm and it was amazing. We were vibing and the melody was sick. I finished my part and sent it to [21] Savage… I feel like he has a lot of attitude. You know, he really has his own lane about him and he doesn’t really give a damn, so I thought he embodied that perfectly. He recorded the record and I don’t think he could have come out any better.”

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