By far Batistuta’s most ambitious music video to date, ‘The Magician’ sets up the rapper as a nefarious magical villain, draped in flowing black robes. The video begins with the ominous line “Attention: All symbols you are about to see in [this] video are real spells as they were written by an expert. The creators of this artwork warn you [against] using these symbols for your safety,". Intricate glyphs and facial markings, inspired by the middle-East’s deep historical connections with superstition and folklore, adorn the rappers face, and it’s safe to say Batistuta succeeds in giving off an incredibly intimidating aura over the course of the video as he aggressively spits over an intense trap/shaabi beat by producer Rashed Muzik. The video currently sits at number 6 on Youtube's top trending in Egypt.
Drawing together artists across a wide range of disciplines the video for ‘The Magician’ which was produced by Maha Hamada features a host of rising talents in the world of music video production from Mohamed Sherif's art direction and Abdelrahman Hany's direction to Mohamed Rabei's visual effects and the stand out work of dancer/choreographer Bebo.
Released alongside the music video is a three-minute mini-documentary about Batistuta. The rapper — speaking directly to the audience — details the healing power of music, the frustration of early struggles to be noticed, and the euphoria of recent success whilst insisting his best work is yet to come.