Director and camera: Dimo Boychev
Production manager: Felix Duncan
Art directors: Gabby Swift & Charlotte Lawrence
Actor: Philip Pasquel de Lee
XXXTentacion was murdered in 2018. His death was at the hands of someone looking only for monetary gain, which silenced one of the most powerful voices of our youth. During the course of his life, X released music that moved the hearts of millions and spoke out against injustice and wrongdoing. He began a cult following by creating striking music that had meaning behind it.
One of the most important songs that X released was “Riot.” The track might be an uncomfortable listen for some, but that’s the point. It is supposed to move you in a way that you are a voice of change, helping to bring down some of the main issues in America currently.
The music video took us a month to plan, record and edit. We followed the theme of time by having the background of every shot happen in reverse, whilst the main character is walking in real time.