Big Sean, who will perform at Virgin Mobile FreeFest's Festival Stage at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, just dropped his video for "Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay ." It's a party track from Sean's debut Finally Famous, featuring hookman-for-hire Roscoe Dash and Sean's mentor, Kanye West (who supplies some of his weakest bars in a long time).
The Crayola-inspired video was directed by Hype Williams, the veteran director who has struggled creatively ever since the days of big-budget videos evaporated. "Marvin Gaye" recalls the Twista clip for "Give It Up," another Williams-directed video known for its use of color. The real hero of the video is the casting director, who deserves kudos for not only picking beautiful women but picking a wide variety of models of different backgrounds and striking, unique looks. That might not seem like a lot — eye candy is eye candy in a hip-hop video — but in a clip otherwise driven by performance and bright colors, you take what you can get.