​video premiere: rat boy, fake ID

Following its first play on R1 last night, treat yourself to some magic from the young Essex talent who's telling it like it via his music.

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Aug 12 2015, 4:05pm

For those who aren't familiar with RAT BOY aka 19-year-old Essex bad boy Jordan Cardy, he has written what reads a bit like a primary school report in attempt to earn your friendship. "JORDAN IS A LOUD YOUNG TALENT. SPENDS HIS TIME RECORDING AND SKATING STREETS. HE'S A FAN OF AMERICAN HIP HOP AND BRITISH FILM. HE WANTS TO EXPLORE HIS BRAIN AND BE CREATIVE, TO NEVER SIT STILL. HE IS NOT INDIE OR GUITAR BASED OR GENRE BASED. HE TAKES INFLUENCE FROM PUNK GUITARS AND HIP HOP. RAT BOY IS AN ARTIST."

It seems, however, that RAT BOY is also a director, having teamed up with Sam Hiscox and Jonny 3socks on his second official music video for Fake ID. Having just put out the banging Neighbourhood Watch mixtape and covered Tyler, The Creator's Cherry Bomb complete with a seal of approval and "cool shit man!" from his Golf Wang king, we're stoked to present the premiere of the afore-mentioned visuals. Following a lovely opening shot of Jordan and his mates in drag (they look great), we're taken back to halcyon days spent listening to Jamie T as Jordan spins true tales of the trials and tribulations of being young and poor. Be sure to appreciate the best grill shot we've seen since Nelly's whole track/video dedicated to them, before RB escapes the inexplicably long corridor. On finding his droogs, he leads them through Chinatown in his pastel pink hoodie; a youth tribe of gangly musicians on skateboards. As you revel in just how great the whole thing is, try to remember these FUN FACTS: a group of rats is known as a mischief, and baby rats are called kittens. These young RAT BOY kittens are up to all kinds of mischief.

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