NOV 13 2013
DIRECTED BY PHOTOGRAPHER AND EMMY AWARD NOMINATED DIRECTOR FRANCESCO CARROZZINI
FEATURES ACTOR MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS AND MODEL JOAN SMALLS
Directed by world-renowned photographer and Emmy Award nominated director Francesco Carrozzini, the dramatic and stylish clip features actor Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire, The Wire) and model Joan Smalls (ranked #1 model in world according to Models.com) as a couple that gets into an intense dispute.
One of the more pensive and poignant songs on Rocky’s #1 debuting album LONG.LIVE.A$AP, the video captures the intensity of his lyrics as he explained to MTV News: “This tale of a Phoenix is it dies and is reborn in its own ashes. So metaphorically we wanted to manifest that into my video.”
Carrozzini adds: “Directing this video was like making a small movie with this amazing talent, a lot of my life went into it, it was sincere.”
The “Phoenix” video was written by Asia Argento and Francesco Carrozzini.
Check out the MTV News clip of A$AP Rocky and Francesco Carrozzini on the set of “Phoenix.”