“How many cameos do you want in your music video for “Motley Crew”?” was Cole Bennett’s question for Post Malone. And “Yes” was his answer. The star-studded music video features some big names from the entertainment industry to truly emphasize the ‘crew’ element of the song. In this article, we will dive into the meaning of this song.
“Motley Crew” is the first song from Post Malone’s upcoming fourth studio album, yet to be announced. This will be Post Malone’s return to music since his 2019 hit album ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding.’
On Apple Music, Post Malone dropped some backstory for the song; “What I remember most about making this song is that night in the studio. I was home thinking about people getting back in the mosh pits and partying again.”
The music video for “Motley Crew” includes cameos by BabySantana, Big Sean, French Montana, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin (both Nascar racers), Tyla Yaweh, SAINt JHN, SprngBrk, Trinidad James, Tank God, Dre London (Post’s manager), and Tommy Lee (an original member of the 80’s rock band, Mötley Crüe). The title of the song is inspired by the same rock band Mötley Crüe.
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Post Malone “Motley Crew” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Post Malone dedicates this song to good times and good friends. He calls his ragtag band of friends a ‘motley crew.’ The phrase ‘motley crew’ means ‘an odd and often mismatched assortment of people/a group of friends or teammates who don’t seem like they’d work well together, but somehow they do.’
However, Post Malone has been very lucky to make it work to immense heights with his crew. So, he boasts his luxuries throughout the song. Post Malone does own a bunch of expensive cars, so we know he is not too far from the truth in these lyrics.
My whip from Fast & Furious
Curtains with yellow interior
I get the commas, period
Covered in ice, Siberia
“Ice” is a reference to diamonds, which Post Malone should have access to aplenty. Also, literal ice covers Siberia, the northern-most region of Russia.
I’m at the top of the pyramid
B*tch, I’m a star, I’m Sirius
Whoever wrote the last line, needs to be given due credit. Post Malone says that he is a star, as in a big celebrity all around the world. He also says he is serious about it, and we can understand. But he spells it ‘Sirius,’ which an actual star. Not only is it a star, but one of the biggest and the brightest stars in the visible night sky.
In just six years of operation, Post Malone has amassed a net worth of over $30 million (2021). So, he definitely has the bragging rights as shown throughout this song. Even better yet is the relationships he has grown in the music industry. Looking at the star-studded music video, one thing that is evident is that the $30 million net worth or all the cars have not got in between Post’s friendships. That is the most important thing.
Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Who is in your motley crew? Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.