Young Thug

Wyclef Jean



by Ryan Staake & Young Thug


On October 4, 2017, Ryan and his team began a day of production that would end up resulting in a piece of Internet history – a music video shoot for Young Thug. He would never show up, cops would threaten to shut the whole thing down, and the label would scream at the crew all day. It was a complete and utter disaster. It wasn’t until Ryan returned to New York with the footage that he began to concoct a backup plan that would turn the focus on the process of making the video itself—creating a meta-video that documents its own inception.

The viral spot resulted in a wave of awards, including a UKMVA (Video of the Year, Best Editing, Best Urban), MTV VMA (Best Editing), D&AD (Creative Excellence), Creative Circle (Gold – Best Music Promo) and a Silver at the 1.4 Award (Brilliant Filmmaking).