Just this past month, Riky Rick hosted guests alongside his longtime partner, Bianca, in celebration of Family Values. On Twitter, he encouraged people to be more interested in finding a partner that can weather life by their side. However, in the new music video for his latest single "You And I," Riky is everything but faithful and caring.
When the Cotton Fest founder dropped "You And I," the country was pleasantly shocked and entertained. Now fans have a music video to engage them further. In a three-set music video, Riky goes from his car to Onyx nightclub, and later back to his home. In the opening sequence, Riky promises his partner and the mother of his children, Bianca, that he's on his way home. Instead, the rapper makes a trip to Onyx nightclub, where he spends his "moola" on girls; contrary to his promise to his partner.
While Bianca prepares dinner and reads to the kids, Riky callously entertains dancers in the club. Whenever Bianca tries to call him, she is promptly sent to voicemail, and on one occasion Riky's love interest has the nerve to keep his phone from him when Bianca calls. While all of this is happening, Mlindo is strategically placed at the staircase of Onyx, featuring the sign that reads "If These Walls Could Talk." This framing could loosely relate to the fact that, while under the strobe lights of a nightclub, relationships are often checked at the door and temptation and desire influence poor romantic decision making. Granted, Riky does eventually make it home, however, he disrespects his bond with Bianca throughout the four-minute music video.
From a production point of view, the music video for "Young And I" is tlean. The shots were crisp throughout, and the storyline was strong. Seeing Riky's whole family in the music video only made the message of the song sweeter. Towards the end of the video, the rapper caps of the visuals with a "TO BE CONTINUED..." announcement. This only makes people think that another song or album may be on the way. Given that his favorite number is four and he notes that it took Michaelangelo four years to build the Sisteen Chapel, similarly to how he usually takes four years to drop an album, fans have reason to be hopeful.
In the meantime, watch the video to see how he concludes his philandering ways in the "You And I" music video below!