Ayo by Chris Brown, Tyga
The friendship between Chris Brown and Tyga, noticed in the case of ‘Loyal’ (2013) is continued with ‘Ayo’, the first single promoting their studio album ‘Fan of a Fan: The Album’. The song is an attractive competition between the two rappers, willing to express their personal richness, so that the other one should be envious.
The debut of the video represents the two artists teasing each other with their richness. Chris Brown, dressed in a fuchsia casual outfit, prepares to take a picture, asking to the workers to discharge into his pool the money load in a truck. He sends the glamorous picture to his friend, praising his performance. Simultaneously, Tyga replies with a selfie highlighting his Egyptian golden throne.
The two artists experience a luxurious lifestyle, living in opulent houses and driving the recent models of cars. Everything around them expresses richness as golden pillows in the pool, thoroughbred horses, a tiger lazily walking in the living room or fencing-fighters amusing the artists, while playing chess or the fur coats worn on the roof of a skyscrapper.
The artists’ interaction is an opportunity to mark their identity. While playing golf, each artist is represented by a particular horse, white and black, additionally while racing on the highway, they drive differently colored cars, blue and red, to be remarked and never confused with somebody else. The funny moments of the video are represented by the interference of the police patrol, eating donuts, while the artists pass them with the speed of sound.
The policemen follow them, but aren’t able to face the tremendous speed of the artists’ cars. The final scenes of the video display the artists singing on the roof of a skyscraper, transformed into a bright runway.
‘Ayo’ is written by Chris Brown, Tyga, supported by the Californian rapper Nic Nac and the songwriter Mark Kragen, creating songs for Sean Kingston, Jeremih, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne. The song, released in January 2015, is based on hip hop with electro-pop influence, being the second collaboration between the two rappers, after ‘Loyal’ (2013). ‘Ayo’ was produced by Mark Kragen and Nic Nac, previously mastering ‘Loyal’.
‘Ayo’ was promoted by a video directed by Colin Tilley, a current collaborator of Chris Brown as in ‘No Bullshit’, ‘Don’t Judge Me’ or ‘She Ain’t You’. The video, released in January 2015, was shot in Los Angeles, the comedian Mike Epps and the dance band Les Twins being invited to play the roles of the policemen.