May 25, 2019
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"PRBLMS" By 6lack: Music Video Outfit ▷ Style Check!

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lack's Style in "PRBLMS"

It’s been three years now since 6LACK (pronounced “black”, which seems to confuse many) came out with Prblms, the single that vaulted him into mainstream fame and recognition.

The video for this song without a doubt played a big part in the track’s success, as it perfectly embraced the rapper’s sexy-yet-minimalistic aesthetic (and it featured an actual bear!). In the clip the rapper can be seen dealing with women in various situations, with plenty of black-and-white and analog distortion filters, fitting with the song’s nostalgic mood and its heartbreaking lyrics.

When shooting a video in black and white the choice of outfit is possibly more important than ever, as an extremely colourful outfit would be basically wasted. 6LACK realizes this, and his fashion choices in the context of this clip are nothing short of impeccable, so let’s take a better look!


Outfits from the Music Video

0:03 - The video kicks off with 6LACK in a full black outfit, in front of a white backdrop. He wears a black longsleeve and black skinny jeans.

003 PRBLMS by 6lack
Official Music Video (00:03)
Black Long-Sleeve from zara.com
Black Long-Sleeve from zara.com
Skinny Black Jeans from zara.com
Skinny Black Jeans from zara.com


White T-Shirt & Distressed Denim Jacket

0:14 - Now in the backseat of a car, the rapper can be seen wearing a distressed denim jacket over a white T-Shirt.

014 PRBLMS by 6lack
Official Music Video (00:14)
Distressed Denim Jacket form amazon.com
Distressed Denim Jacket from amazon.com
White T-Shirt from zara.com
White T-Shirt from zara.com


White Long Sleeve Shirt & White Jeans

0:27 - Now in a darker room, 6LACK goes for a white long sleeve shirt and white jeans, inverting his outfit from the first shot. 

027 PRBLMS by 6lack
Official Music Video (00:27)
White Long-Sleeve from zara.com
White Long-Sleeve from zara.com
White Jeans from amazon.com
White Jeans from amazon.com


Biker Jacket & "F.A.M.E." T-Shirt

0:56 - Here the rapper pays a subtle homage to R&B icon Chris Brown, wearing a T-Shirt from his “F.A.M.E” tour, under a biker jacket.

056 PRBLMS by 6lack
Official Music Video (00:56)
Biker Jacket from zara.com
Biker Jacket from zara.com
FAME T-Shirt from ebay.com
F.A.M.E. T-Shirt from ebay.com


Moschino Belt & Old Skool Vans

1:22 - Going shirtless leaves some room for some extra flex, such as this Moschino belt. A classic pair of Old Skool Vans completes the look.

122 PRBLMS by 6lack
Official Music Video (01:22)
Moschino Belt from farfetch.com
Moschino Belt from farfetch.com
Old School Vans from vans.com
Old School Vans from vans.com


"LVRN" Hoodie & Ankle Boots

2:55 - A hard spot, but here we can see 6LACK leaving the sneakers for a pair of ankle boots. His own merch, in the form of this “LVRN” hoodie, also makes an appearance.

254 PRBLMS by 6lack
Official Music Video (02:54)
LVRN Hoodie from poshmark.com
LVRN Hoodie from poshmark.com
Ankle Boots from zara.com
Ankle Boots from zara.com

Style Conclusion

As mentioned above, 6LACK definitely took his time to carefully design his outfits to work within the aesthetic of the video. The clothes in this one are much more than just apparel, they work with the rest of the imagery to create a piece of art.

In particular it stands out how the rapper creates contrast between the different backdrops and himself by inverting the colors of his clothes.

This makes him stand out more, and at the same time by following the colors you can gain some insight into the narrative he’s trying to create. Try to give the video a rewatch keeping in mind white usually represents purity, while the opposite goes for black.

Even if you’re not going to star in a black-and-white video anytime soon, 6LACK’s style is definitely one to try and imitate for those of you who enjoy more minimalistic looks, with his combinations being simple yet mesmerizing.