WATCH: 'PURPLE LAMBORGHINI' MV TRIES TO SELL US SKRILLEX, RICK ROSS AND 'SUICIDE SQUAD'
Okay, I feel a little cheated that this music video doesn’t even feature a purple Lamborghini.
In what appears to be a last ditch effort to sell Suicide Squad, Skrillex and Rick Ross team up in Purple Lamborghini, a polarizing production that has few merits.
Combining elements of aggressive horrorcore hip hop and OG trap courtesy of Skrillex, the lead single from Suicide Squad's soundtrack delves into the culture of urban crime and the subversive.
Over the years, Skrillex has proven himself to be a highly versatile producer with an eclectic style in countless collabs with the likes of Diplo as the duo Jack Ü and Justin Bieber in Where Are Ü Now. This time, it's a walk down memory lane as he returns to his signature sound from his previous works, which deal with the art of WUB-WUB-WUB.
What I personally find is that Skrillex’s work can vary from hit-and-miss to an acquired taste depending on the individual (and this is discounting all the internet dial-up Skrillex memes). However, in Purple Lamborghini, his recipe for a hardstyle dance banger is admittedly on point, along with Rick Ross’ provocative delivery of lawless lyrics such as "Forgive me for my wrongs, I have just begun."
At first glance, the music video is visually stunning as we’re introduced to highly stylistic shots of Jared Leto as the Joker in his maniacal get-up, Skrillex as his minion and Rick Ross pontificating in a darkened room filled with party lights that’s been sectioned off with crime scene tape (so edgy). Oh yes, and they’re surrounded by scantily-clad women who are pretty much there to be pretty decorations wearing questionable makeup – real progressive. There are a few close-up profiles of grizzly characters and several of Jared Leto making funny faces at the camera. Then Skrillex and Rick Ross (and co) go on a rampage through Gotham City and we see the Joker standing on a boat. And that’s it.
Honestly, this video is quite underwhelming. Just like in Suicide Squad, the Joker is more bark than bite. He doesn’t actually live up to the terror in the lyrics, rendering Skrillex and Rick Ross’ collab disappointingly try-hard and possibly too ambitious.
Besides, there isn’t even a purple Lamborghini to be found in this music video.