After teasing the song a month ago, French Montana finally released the visual to “No Stylist” featuring Drake. The Toronto artist appears throughout the Glenn Michael and Christo-directed video alongside Young Thug, A$AP Rocky, and famed designer Dapper Dan.
Within the lavish reel, the rappers adorn high-end clothes that were most likely imported straight from the world’s top fashion houses. “No Stylist” also adds to the everlasting marriage between fashion and hip-hop, a notion that reached one of its many pinnacles in the genre when Harlemite Cam’ron wore a pink mink coat. The “Dip-Set Forever” artist also appears throughout the video with a similar coat.
In a 2016 interview with GQ, Cam’ron shared why he started wearing the color pink and how it shifted hip-hop and fashion. “When I first started wearing pink, it wasn’t nothing I planned on doing or strategized,” he said. “But people showed me so much love for the pink mink I wore, I had to go out to Pantone and create my own color which is called Killa Pink. Then I got with Reebok and said you know for the next sneaker let’s make it Killa Pink.”
Growing up in Harlem, Cam’ron also revealed that the fashion game was just as competitive as the rap-sphere. “My brother Huddy Combs and I would always make it a challenge to go outside the box and travel for clothes,” he said. “We’d travel to Banana Republic when nobody was wearing Banana Republic. We’d go to Delancey Street and get jackets with tassels before anyone wore jackets with tassels. We used to get on buses and trains just to go to different places to get clothes that wasn’t in our neighborhood. It was so hard to compete.”
Watch “No Stylist” above.