Virgil Abloh’s Mercedes-Maybach concept has made a cameo in Drake’s new music video, ‘Sticky’.
It comes after the rapper dedicated his latest album, ‘Honestly, Nevermind’, to the late fashion designer.
In the music video, which has already amassed almost three million views since its release on August 3, Drake pays tribute to Abloh, who died from cancer in November last year.
Drake Virgil Abloh
Dressed in beige camping gear to match the off-road concept, Drake raps about the Off-White founder, saying “off-road Maybach, pyrex trap, Virgil came back through the boy, damn, that’s something to me”.
Sticky is the seventh song on Drake’s Honestly, Nevermind album, which was first released in June.
You can watch the Drake Virgil Abloh music video here!
Virgil Abloh Mercedes Maybach off-road concept car
Designed before his death, Abloh – who was the creative genius behind fashion giant Off-White – worked with Mercedes to make the two-seater coupe.
Built from scratch, it has eight spotlights, massive off-road tires, a roof rack, and a full external roll cage.
The concept is completely electric and comes with a solar panel under the transparent front hood of the car.
Inspired by the “great outdoors” it comes with a giant compass on the dashboard and an axe (yep!) which was designed to match the sandy-colored interior of the car.
There are only two seats inside but Mercedes has thrown everything it has at making them as lux as possible.
Both seats are covered in leather and can be folded back into beds, designed so passengers can lay back and stare up at the night sky through the glass roof.
Mercedes called the concept a “design unlike anything that has been developed by Mercedes-Benz”.
The automotive giant said it was a “humble contribution to Virgil Abloh’s vast legacy”.
“Mercedes-Benz is devastated to hear of the passing of Virgil Abloh. Our sincere thoughts are with Virgil’s family and teams,” the company said.
“We want to respectfully celebrate the work of a truly unique design talent, who created endless possibilities for collaboration through his unbridled imagination and inspired all that knew his work.”
Mercedes also launched its Mercedes-Maybach S680 – inspired by high fashion.
Off-White also launched a range of sand-colored T-shirts, crewnecks, hoodies, baseball caps and racing gloves, which all bear the Maybach name and logo.
The suede driving gloves are a standout, with blue velcro straps and showing Abloh’s name.
The Maybach by Virgil Abloh marks the late designer’s third collaboration with Mercedes, following the Project Geländewagen and Project Maybach concept vehicles.
Who is Virgil Abloh?
Abloh was an American fashion designer who worked as the artistic director of Louise Vuitton.
He was also the creative genius behind the fashion house Off-White – which he founded in 2013.
Before he transitioned into fashion, Abloh was a trained architect.
He was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018.
He died from cancer on November 28, 2021 aged just 41.
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