Rich Brian reminisces about his ex in “History” video

Remembering the good, the bad and the ugly.

Rich Brian has unveiled the official video for his latest single, “History.”

The clip, directed by Brian with the help of James Defina, is centered on a fancy cocktail party, where the 88rising rapper runs into a former flame. He tries to smooth-talk her, in hopes of winning her back, but ultimately fails. Elsewhere, Brian gets doused in champagne, argues with his girl and starts dramatically rapping in the rain.

In an interview with Genius, he explained that the song was inspired by a recent break-up. “You’re usually just lost and you don’t know what to do [after],” Brian said. “And once you see that familiar face again, you’re just kinda like, ‘Oh, wow. I’ve found happiness again.’ And you need to go back to that even though that’s probably not the right thing to do.”


“History” appears on Head in the Clouds, 88rising’s debut crew LP, which arrived in July. Brian and the rest of the 88 gang are currently on a North American tour, in support of the album, that will wrap up later this month.

Watch the video for “History” below:

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