Bas has teamed up with J Cole and Lil Tjay for a new single, “The Jackie.”
The song’s title was inspired by the Jackie Robinson Highway in New York City, where Bas and Tjay both hail from. In the accompanying music video, Bas gets picked up by his rideshare driver, played by Dreamville label boss J Cole, and the rappers ride around NYC in a drop-top.
The visual’s carefree and summery energy is matched by Cole’s relaxed lyrics: “You see the drop-top, bitch, stop playin’ with me / She say she wanna let the waves splash down on me.” Lil Tjay appears later in the clip to deliver his own laid-back and boastful bars. “I was 17 comin’ through Porsche’d up / Now it’s Bentley truck, AMG, more stuff,” he spits over T-Minus’ production.
Perhaps the highlight of the video comes at the end courtesy of Mark Phillips, the social media star famous for creating a meme about Cole. Phillips sees Uber-driver Cole and recognizes him as a famous rapper, asking his viral catchphrase “Jermaine? Cole?” in disbelief. Phillips asks for an autograph but gets a Honey Bun from Cole instead, replying, “I’mma eat it.”
On social media, Phillips gushed over the experience of shooting the music video. “I still can’t believe this! Cole treated us like true friends, man, first time ever meeting him!” he tweeted. “Truly one of the best moments of [my] life man! Mama we in a music video, thank you Bas!”
Watch the video for “The Jackie” here: