[SOHH highlights a hot record every week and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the smash in Singled Out. After Papoose broke down his “Michael Jackson” thriller, late rapper Chinx’s manager Biggs talks directing the tribute music video “On Your Body”.]
The funny thing about “On Your Body” is it started out as a record for Meet Sims, who is featured on the hook. He’s another artist we’ve been working and developing, he’s Chinx’s first artist.
I had heard him on the hook and he was about to do some verses for it and I was like, “Nah, bro, you gotta give that to Chinx because he can body that,” and this is exactly what we’ve been talking about in terms of going with the music, taking Chinx to that core audience.
We laid the record down, Chixn went in, bodied it, he did what he did and obviously after his passing, everything changes.
We had a treatment in mind for the video and we gave it out to some people and I sent it to quite a few directors and I just didn’t like what I was getting back.
The funny thing is I was with [director] Sergio, who was shooting footage of his mom and we were driving to his mom’s house and had a session with Serge and it came to me. I said, “Bro, this is what I see the video as,” and we immediately laid out the treatment in a car ride to his mom’s house and I explained it to his mother and it felt right.
I can’t think of another way to pay homage to him as an artist and his family and get people to understand what this is really about than what we did.
I try to make sure everything we do has a certain amount of integrity and tastefulness to it. I really feel like we accomplished it.
Anything else would have been cliché. It would have just been something for the sake of just doing a video and everybody who has seen it thus, it’s almost like a short film.
We shot so much, we ran out of space before we could actually put the full story in.
It’s a dope way to pay homage and make sure we keep the legacy strong because at the end of the day, we lost someone special and I think that’s what the song communicates with the video.