Burna Boy Parties Like It’s 1999 In ‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World’

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Afrobeats superstar Burna Boy is hotter than ever right now. He just won his fourth BET Award for Best International Act this past weekend, and he followed that feat up with the release of a music video for his latest hit “Sittin’ On Top Of The World.”

The infectious track is his second recent single to masterfully sample an R&B classic. Last year he dropped “Last Last,” which flipped Toni Braxton’s 2000 jam “He Wasn’t Man Enough” and was everywhere last summer. (Who are we kidding, it’s still everywhere.) For “Sittin’ On Top Of The World,” Burna Boy puts his spin on Brandy’s 1998 chart-topper “Top Of The World” featuring Ma$e and updates the track with a verse from 21 Savage.

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Burna keeps the nostalgia coming in the visual for “Sittin’ On Top Of The World.” Director Troy Roscoe taps into video tropes and the aesthetic of the late ’90s and early aughts for the clip. He gets his Hype Williams on with scenes of Burna Boy and his fly friends mugging for the camera in a photo booth. There’s a raucous rooftop party where he rocks an Avirex jacket, baggy jeans, Timbs and his hat to the back while surrounded by honey dips and classic whips. We also see Burna in some animated moments in outer space and joining 21 Savage on a stark white set while he spits his bars.

The “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” video is as fun as the song, and Burna Boy and company look like they’re having a genuinely good time. It’s also a spot-on homage to music videos from the turn of the century. This is our kinda throwback carrying on.

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“Sittin’ On Top Of The World” is Burna Boy’s first new single since dropping his album Love, Damini last summer. The catchy track and its 21 Savage-featuring remix are right on time for him to own this summer, too.

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