Grammy-nominated rapper, songwriter, and producer Belly has returned with a new music video for “Requiem” featuring XO labelmate Nav, who also produced the track.
This is the first release since his acclaimed album See You Next Wednesday, which received praise from Variety, Rolling Stone, GQ, E! Online, Pitchfork, and many more.
The “Requiem” video, directed by Cam Busby, channels the glossy, atmospheric aura of the track in which Belly emotionally recounts how far he has come while immersing his audience in his dream world.
See You Next Wednesday marks the triumphant return of the Palestine-born, Canadian-raised rapper after a hiatus from the music industry. The album features some of the biggest names in music and standout single “Better Believe,” which was the No.1 most added song at Urban radio, and earned Belly a late night TV performance of “Flowers” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The album features The Weeknd, Nas, Young Thug, Moneybagg Yo, PnB Rock, Gunna, Nav, Big Sean, Lil Uzi Vert, and Benny the Butcher – allowing raps biggest names and standout newcomers a chance to collaborate.
The album title pays homage to acclaimed movie director John Landis, who often incorporates the ‘see you next Wednesday’ phrase in his fictional works. In celebration of the release, Belly had a star studded album release event at Tao LA alongside The Weeknd, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Gunna, London on da Track and more.
Coinciding with the release, Belly dropped visual for “Die for It” with The Weeknd and Nas – which initially premiered on BET broadcast television. Before the album arrived, Belly dropped “Zero Love,”which he self-produced, “Money On The Table,” which has over 2.3M streams, and “IYKYK.”
In 2020, Belly made history when he co-wrote The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” which just broke the all-time record for longest charting song in Billboard Hot 100 history at 88 weeks. His total streams as an artist have reached 1 billion and combined as a songwriter/composer hit 6 billion.