D-WHY grabs his passport and heads to Italy in the picturesque video for “Macchiato Music,” the first official single off his upcoming mixtape Don’t Flatter Yourself. The West Virginia University grad, who earned a spot on Rap-Up.com’s 10 Artists to Watch, shows off his sharp skills and style as he performs the T-Minus-produced song against the beautiful backdrop of Venice. The 23-year-old lyricist navigates the canals in a gondola and models his designer wardrobe in cafes and colorful alleyways. But shooting the Rex Arrow-directed clip wasn’t as glamorous as it looks.
“Savings accounts were emptied, frequent flier miles were used up, and nine days were spent adventuring throughout four countries,” explained D-WHY. “We slept on floors, got cursed at in foreign languages by hotel maids, spent the night in airports, dealt with border security, and of course, got crazy looks while shooting all of the videos completely guerilla-style with no permits or licenses.”
Voyage to Venice with the hip-hop freshman by watching the premiere below.