Toronto's Ramriddlz links up with Nemesis to deliver the official visual for their 2015 release, "Call Me."
The island-tinged, steel-drum banger produced by Chillaa and Jaegen is a breezy flow about love and weed, so it only makes sense that the pair would post up in the middle of the Jamaican jungle to set the vibe for the video while paying tribute to the rapper's love of dancehall. Ramriddlz leans into his bars against the lush backdrop of towering trees and he asks girls to come through before Nemesis arrives on the scene with some women at his side to bring his Jamaican-inspired sound on the bridge. Of course, there is plenty of sexual innuendo on hand, with the girls biting into some sweet pineapple pretty much every chance they get.
The whole thing caps off with a weed-induced twist that transfers us from the dank floors of the jungle to the bedroom and back again with a clip of "Mr. Ramrod," which he dropped earlier this year, sliding in at the tail-end.
The Drake co-signed rapper dropped his P2P EP last year and returned with his nine-song EP, Venis, this past March. The end of the video actually also includes the Venis cut "Mr. Ramrod." It's definitely unorthodox for the song to get the video treatment a year after its initial release, but "Call Me's" heated flow is a clear reflection of our summer attitude, so we're happy for any reason to revisit the track.
For Ramriddlz, it sounds like it's about staking his claim to the now-popular trend of melding hip-hop with dancehall. "'Call Me' was one of the first tracks to start the dancehall and Hip hop fusion wave," he told Complex over email. "I feel like I'm the originator of this sound surfacing in the game right now."
Watch the premiere of the "Call Me" video from Ramriddlz and Nemesis above. Toronto, you can also catch Ramriddlz at his first all-ages show in his native city August 19 at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club.