Notes and Shots: Pusha T’s “Numbers on the Boards”
Pusha T’s new video “Numbers on the Boards” was recently released. There are a few strange things about this video:
1. It was filmed in Paris, but the city isn’t used as a symbol of foreign glamour. The most obvious markers of being in France are the out of focus roofs seen in the background of a few shots and the screenshot above - Pusha T standing in front of the neon storefront of a porn shop.
On Rap Iconography
One day I will write a long piece on representations of America(n flags) in contemporary rap videos. Until then, look at Pusha T saying “this shit sound like God, don’t it?” in front of a window that sort of looks like an American flag.