It was three months ago when we shared the exclusive premiere of ASAP Rocky and Famous Dex’s collaborative record “Pick It Up.” Since then, the track has received a gold certification, racked in more than 93 million streams, and appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. And, now, the FKi1st-produced track has received the visual treatment.
The fast-paced video, which dropped Wednesday, pairs perfectly with the upbeat song. It features Rocky and Dex hitting up a New Jersey flea market where they flex their cash, browse through goods, and mingle with beautiful women. You can check out the video, directed by AWGE/Hidji Films, above.
Dex spoke about the track and his initial hesitation about it during an interview with Complex last year. He revealed that he didn’t really like the song until Rocky unexpectedly provided a verse.
“‘Pick It Up’ was something very different for me. Especially getting ASAP [Rocky] on the record is a big, big look for me,” Dex said. “[…] Zeke and Wayne [Famous Dex’s managers] could tell you, I didn’t want the song. They kept coming to me. I’m like, ‘I don’t like it.’ […] They played it again. Guess who is on there? ASAP Rocky. I freaked the fuck out. Oh hell nah. It sounded 10 times better and everything. It was a great, great look, and it’s a great, great record. It’s a great look for me and my fans. I feel like this record right here will show the world and everybody that I accomplished something. It’s hard to get a track with ASAP Rocky.”
Dex is now gearing up to release his debut album, Dex Meets Dexter. Though he has yet to announce an official release date, his team says the project is expected to drop this spring.
Rocky is also expected to drop new material in 2018. The 29-year-old rapper previewed a new track on social media earlier this month, fueling rumors that his next full-length album is right around the corner. Though Rocky hasn't provided an expected release date for the project, he shed a little light on what fans can expect.
“My new album is really about testing new sounds. People are scared to test new sounds, so they go with what's current 'cause it's the easy thing to do,” he told GQ in October. “The top 100 songs sound a certain way. People cater more to that because it's a bigger demographic behind that, or it's a guaranteed demographic behind that. I prefer to experiment and have my crowd grow with me and to reach new crowds. I don't just rap—I actually make music. That's why it takes time. These sonics represent me.”