In Drake’s newest music video, “Sticky,” the Mercedes-Maybach concept that was designed by Virgil Abloh may be seen in a cameo appearance. This news comes after the rapper paid tribute to the departed fashion designer on his most recent album, titled “Honestly, Nevermind.”Drake pays tribute to Abloh in the music video, which was released on August 3 and has already accumulated approximately three million views since its debut. Abloh passed away in November of last year due to complications arising from cancer.
Drake raps about Virgil Abloh, the founder of Off-White, while dressed in beige camping gear to reflect the off-road vibe of the song. He says things like “off-road Maybach, pyrex trap, Virgil came back through the boy, yeah, that’s something to me.”Sticky is the sixth track from Drake’s album Honestly, Nevermind, which was made available to the public for the first time in June.
This year saw the unveiling of the nearly 6-meter-long Project Maybach, which was created in recognition of fashion designer Virgil Abloh. The two-seater coupe was a collaboration between Abloh, who was the creative brain behind the fashion behemoth Off-White, and Mercedes. Abloh’s design for the vehicle was completed before his passing. It was hand-built from the ground up and features eight spotlights, big off-road tires, a roof rack, and an external roll cage completely enclosed.
The concept is a fully electric vehicle with a solar panel concealed within the vehicle’s transparent front hood. It was created with a big compass on the dashboard and an ax (yes! ), all of which were intended to complement the sandy-colored interior of the vehicle, which was motivated by the concept of the “great outdoors.”Although there are only two seats inside, Mercedes has made every effort to make them seem as luxurious as possible despite the limited space. Both of the chairs are upholstered in leather and have the capability of folding back into beds. This was done on purpose so that passengers could stretch out and look up at the starry sky through the glass roof. Mercedes described the idea as having a “design that is unlike anything that Mercedes-Benz has developed.”
The multinational automotive corporation stated that it was a “little addition to Virgil Abloh’s extensive legacy.” Mercedes-Benz was shocked to learn of Virgil Abloh’s passing, and their grief is palpable. The corporation released a statement saying that its “sincere thoughts are with Virgil’s family and teams.” “We want to respectfully recognize the work of a unique design talent who inspired all those who knew his work and generated unlimited opportunities for cooperation through his unconstrained imagination,” the company said in a statement. “We want to do this in a way that does him justice.” In addition, Off-White introduced a collection of sand-colored T-shirts, crewnecks, hoodies, baseball hats, and racing gloves, all of which bore the name and badge of the Maybach automobile brand.
The suede driving gloves with blue velcro straps and Abloh’s name displayed on them stand out as a unique accessory. Following the creation of the Project Gelandewagen and the Project Maybach concept vehicles, the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh worked with Mercedes-Benz once again to develop the Maybach by Virgil Abloh. A fashion designer from the United States, Abloh served as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton during his time there.
Additionally, he was the creative mastermind behind the fashion house known as Off-White, which he established in the year 2013. Abloh began his career as an architect before making the switch to the fashion industry. Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018 included him as one of the names on that list. On November 28, 2021, he was only 41 years old when he passed away due to cancer.