Lawyer-slash-rapper debuts music video set in Nevada ghost town

Mike Lickver filmed the video while in Las Vegas for a bachelor party
Mike Lickver filmed the video while in Las Vegas for a bachelor party

If you thought you’d heard the last of lawyer-rapper sensation Mike Lickver, you were wrong.

The second-year associate at Bennett Jones LLP just released his latest music video. Lickver co-wrote the song, Hangover, with Brian Notice, a Toronto-based R&B singer, and shot the video in Las Vegas while attending his law-school roommate’s bachelor party.

The three-day video shoot took Lickver all over Las Vegas, from off-roading in the desert to a ghost town an hour outside the strip. Lickver credits the director, his high-school friend Antoine Biko, for executing such a complex video on his own.

“Biko is a one-man film crew and that’s how we got it done,” he says. Together, Lickver and Biko have also started a film production company. (How he finds the time for three careers, we’re not exactly sure.)

The new song is a shift in tone for Lickver. While his earlier music is known for its satirical take on law-school culture, Hangover deals with the comedown after a rough breakup.

At his firm, Lickver says he gets a lot of support for his musical interests, particularly from his own generation (see our article featuring Lickver in the latest student issue for more on that).

You can also check out Precedent‘s coverage of his previous videos Law School Husslin’ 2 and Law School Husslin’ 3.