There’s a reason why Atlanta is one of my favorite cities when it comes to emerging artists. Everyone shares influences with each other, but no one bites anyone else’s style completely, and some artists mash up a few different sounds to make it their own trademarked style. SahBabii is one of these artists, as he utilizes lighthearted beats to showcase his one of a kind flow that reminds me pretty much of Young Thug on steroids. His words can be hard to understand as he mumbles and spits rapid-fire, but his voice is so intriguing that I really don’t concern myself with his lyricism. Although some of his lines can be beyond raunchy, to say the least, I find it somewhat comical as opposed to unpleasant.
I haven’t kept up with SahBabii too much over the last couple of months to be candid, but I don’t think I missed much as it seems as if he has been relatively quiet. Thank goodness that this silence has come to an end today with the release of his latest song and video combination for the amusingly titled single “Double Dick”. The beat is comprised of climbing and almost mechanical sounding synths, simple hats and snares, and a sort of humming that adds another background melody. Sah uses his voice as an instrument to heighten the otherwise simple yet catchy production as he contorts his voice in ways that only he can create. He pretty much follows two main themes throughout the song and goes into excruciating detail about them. One narrative is all about guns, including the fact that he has one clip in his pants and the other is in the gun itself. The other, and much more graphic theme, discusses a bodacious woman he is involved with, mentioning how he buys her nice things for all the “favors” she gives him in return. It’s obvious that this is one of the less family-friendly songs that’s posted on Lyrical Lemonade, but it’s still a hit either way and you haven’t seen anything truly vulgar until you check out the music video that accompanies it.
For such a simple and not very intricate song, the video is pretty elaborate. He recreates Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood as his own, including the red cardigan and all. Things rapidly change as he takes off his sweater and throws on a Fendi blanket, greeting a beautiful milkwoman on his porch. Out of nowhere, an entire lineup of females takes over his front lawn, dancing and twerking in almost no clothing like no one’s business. About halfway through, the video cuts to an actual scene of the police responding to very valid complaints from real-life neighbors about the activities taking place on the front lawn. The video crew’s only response was that this was a student film and the fact that this was taken seriously by the cops is absolutely hysterical. As soon as this scene ends, the song cuts back into extremely cheesy green screen visuals of Sah and his girl driving an invisible car, evading the cops chasing closely behind. The following scene brings the video back to its origins as SahBabii can be seen closely observing the miniature town he created within his home. Looking even closer, tiny ladies can be seen dancing around and on the little figurines sprawled throughout the landscape. Finally, Sah randomly appears on a beach fishing, reeling in a woman in a shiny purple bodysuit that proceeds to chase after him.
This video is all over the place but to be truthful, its randomness is what drew me in and kept me interested. I do honestly almost feel somewhat bad that I’m the one potentially exposing young kids to this kind of content, but I still think it’s humorous how much thought and effort must have gone into this wild and crazy video. I’m not saying it’s the greatest thing I’ve ever watched in my life by any means, but I will say that I’ve seen much worse music videos from artists that have more notoriety and should do better. I’m not forcing anyone to watch this because it might shock and confuse you more than you’re expecting, but I personally found it entertaining and hilarious, so check out the visual for “Double Dick” by SahBabii below if you feel courageous enough.
Words by Danny Adams