When things don’t go according to plan, sometimes you’re forced to improvise. That’s exactly what Logic did for the “Homicide” music video — which released on Friday (June 28) — by calling on actor Chauncey Leopardi, who is more famously known as Squintz from The Sandlot, and comedian Chris D’Elia to play the roles of Logic and Eminem.
The James Larese-directed clip kicks off with Bobby receiving a voicemail from Def Jam’s Paul Rosenberg, informing him that Em wouldn’t be able to make it to the video shoot. A scrambling Logic is talked into giving Leopardi a call, who transforms in his best Logic impersonation to deliver his “Homicide” verses.
Logic and his business associate move on to track down Chris D’Elia, who’s in a precarious situation himself, and he’s more than ready to replace Slim Shady, blond hairdo and all. Em’s lone appearance in the visual comes later mocking D’Elia’s famous rapping impression of himself, which plays off of the comic’s viral clip that’s sampled in the record and received Eminem’s stamp of approval.
It remains to be seen if the promised rap battle between the Detroit legend and D’Elia ever ends up happening.
For now, watch the “Homicide” video below.