T.I. & Iggy Azalea Lounge In Brazil For “No Mediocre” Video: Watch

Christina Lee | June 18, 2014 8:52 am

T.I. escapes to Brazil for his video for “No Mediocre” – what could be his answer to Snoop Dogg and Pharrell‘s 2003 smash “Beautiful.”

Like that dynamic duo, he wastes no time getting to know natives a little, erm, better. He invites them for hookah at a bachelor pad, then leads a dance party with Grand Hustle affiliate Iggy Azalea in a neighborhood courtyard. These scenes make for the perfect settings for the minimal steel-drum rhythm by producer DJ Mustard, who’s become just as ubiquitous as the Neptunes were a decade ago.

Based on how quickly the Director X-helmed video followed the single’s debut, T.I. could just be gunning for “No Mediocre,” also his latest single, to be a last-minute Song of the Summer contender, despite Azealia Banksbeef with its premise. His forthcoming album, Paperwork: The Motion Picture (executive produced by Pharrell, because duh) will drop in September on Columbia, although on June 17, he previewed his new album and answered questions from fans in a private New York screening hosted by VH1.

Watch T.I. and Iggy Azalea get down the new “No Mediocre” video up top.

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