Counter-balancing absorbing drama and electric and exquisitely choreographed musical performance, YouTube/Lionsgate seriesStep Up: High Water is a worthy addition to the successful Step Up franchise. Providing new viewers with a taste of Season 2’s central conflicts and high-quality performance scenes, Step Up: High Water presents the official music video for “Take The Throne.”
Produced by Timbaland and rapped by Terrence Green, in character as High Water lead role Rigo, “Take The Throne” is a slice of triumphant trap–the sound of Rigo declaring that he will reach the top by any means necessary. Delivered with outrageous confidence by Green, who had never rapped or sang before joining the cast, “Take The Throne” illustrates Rigo’s life-changing decision to take over his father’s criminal enterprise. The video is a shot of pure adrenaline, combining dramatic scenes from the series and mind-blowing original dance scenes, culminating with Rigo’s realization that his choice to embrace street life is driving away the people he cares about most.
Season 2 of Step Up: High Water premiered on Youtube Premium this Wednesday with an all-star soundtrack. With musical direction and production from Timbaland and musical supervision from EMMY-award nominee Jen Malone (Creed II & Atlanta), the new soundtrack is diverse and dramatic, providing an important element to the series with songs that work equally well in and out of context.