Music video by Mayer Hawthorne performing Crime. (C) 2014 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
R&B dude Mayer Hawthorne has returned with a new video for his swanky, sexy Kendrick Lamar collaboration "Crime."
The clip was directed by former Parks & Rec star Rashida Jones, who offered a statement on the video's concept:
The video is a parody of ridiculously exclusive parties which are made nearly impossible to get to but tout themselves as 'the party of the year.' I liked the idea of the video starting as a sexy getting-ready video and devolving into a messy, very unsexy, unexpected trek. And the final realization is that YOU are the real party! I'm just starting to realize that about myself (which is why I stay home most nights). I am a HUGE fan of Mayer, Kendrick and of the song 'Crime' and it was an honor to work with Mayer.
The video is certainly fun, as it showcases Hawthorne traverse the elements in search of a good time, even getting his suit wet while he hits a paddleboat. Kendrick Lamar literally phones his verse in, and there are a ton of Mayer Hawthorne clones, too.
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