Lil Uzi Vert Gets a Claymation Treatment for "Baby Pluto" Music Video

Featuring a callback to the Heaven’s Gate cult and their rare Nikes.

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Lil Uzi Vert isn’t letting the current coronavirus pandemic and coinciding quarantines get in the way of releasing new visuals. If anything, it’s allowed for the Eternal Atake rapper and his collaborators to release unique new concepts while dealing with the limitations of social isolation. For his new “Baby Pluto” lyric video, Uzi returns in full claymation form not too far off from William Child’s work with PARTYNEXTDOOR and other artists in the past.

“Baby Pluto” kicked off Lil Uzi Vert’s long-awaited project with a bang and follows other recent visual offerings from the rapper like the Backstreet Boys-infused “That Way” lyric video and the LONEWOLF-directed “Bean” lyric video in honor of Kobe Bryant. At the end of April, he also delivered a new single referencing the last surviving members of the Uchiha clan in “Sasuke”, a track that celebrated his love for Naruto.

“Baby Pluto” keeps things simple, with cartoonish and minimal animations of Uzi’s claymation doppelgänger. There’s references to the Heaven’s Gate cult, an aesthetic that has played heavily into the early Eternal Atake aesthetic rollout. A direct callback comes in at 2:33 with the long-since discontinued black and white Nike Decades sticking out from a purple sheet. Lil Uzi Vert also recently took part in PlayOn Fest’s livestream festival to round out last month, joining other artists like Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa, Coldplay and more.

Watch the full video above. In more music news, 645AR teamed up with BRTHR films for his trippy new “Yoga” music video.

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