A big “Woo!” for WWE legend in latest video for “Ric Flair Drip”
Legendary wrestler Ric Flair might as well call the shots, since becoming an iconic rap muse in some of the catchiest hooks throughout the years.
The beloved warrior’s name could be heard in a medley of verses from the likes of Kanye West, Pusha T, Migos, Iggy Azalea, and many, many more.
Now the 69-year-old’s legacy is put on the highest pedestal possible in the track “Ric Flair Drip,” off the album Without Warning by 21 Savage, Offset, and producer Metro Boomin.
The retired wrestler makes a guest appearance in the video, becoming the leading star surrounded by chart-topping rappers in the music industry.
Flaunting around in a blue plaid suit, snazzy jewelry, a golden watch, and a pair of chic shades to complete the look, he’s stepping into the hood in literal flair.
The visuals show a happy-go-lucky Flair dancing about without a care in the world.
The video sets in a gaudy mansion, with a bevy of beautiful women styling the wrestler, giving him back rubs, and enjoying an evening of fine wine and dining.
Without a doubt, the wrestler is stealing the show but nobody is complaining. Taking in the finer things in life, is what the 2017 track represents the most after all.
So what makes Ric Flair so inspirational in the hip-hop world? Is the simple fact that he’s been so relatable to those who looked up to him as kids. According to Snoop Dogg the wrestler has appealed to aspiring rappers in the making for generations.
“As a kid growing up watching Ric Flair, he was very inspirational to myself and a lot of other hip-hop artists because he represented what we wanted to be,” he explains in ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary
“We wanted to be Ric Flair; we wanted to be flamboyant and the ‘kiss-stealin, wheelin-and-dealin,’ we wanted to be all of that.
He was a part of our culture and our life. That’s why we love him and we cherish him. We’ve always held him high in the black community, because Ric is one of us.”
The video currently has over 1.5 million views since its release yesterday, and is expected to go beyond. If one thing is clear it’s how captivated long-time admirers are when it comes to Flair’s legendary success.
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Watch: 21 Savage, Offset, Metro Boomin Ric Flair Drip