Video Review: Liam Payne & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie “Stack It Up”

A young man holds a “Stack It Up” against a mustard background. Two large floaties twist on the sides of him.

Liam Payne stands behind the counter at the prize counter at the arcade.

Payne and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie stand together against a peach background.

Payne sits on a giraffe teeter-totter. He plays with a stuffed unicorn head behind the prize booth.

They dance in the hot pink lit arcade. A young woman pushes Payne’s arm away at at the pinball machine.

The background rotates to lime green as they dance.

Payne puts his arm on her shoulder as she plays. On the Stack It Up game, an animated Payne and Boogie Wit Da Hoodie perform. Tickets pop out of the machine. A second young woman stands at the Claw machine. A stuffed kitten winces at the claw moves around. The claw picks up the stuffed kitten.

Payne dances by himself against the neon pink background. Boogie Wit Da Hoodie raps against the rotating backgrounds.

Payne and the young woman redeem her tickets at the prize counter. She chooses the stuffed teddy bear.

Payne turns the “Stack It Up” sign.

Rating: 1/5

Liam Payne punches into his shift at the Stack It Up arcade. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie hands him some eye drops and tells him he’s an hour late. Payne explains that he was smoking weed and forgot he had to work until he texted him. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie tells him he was able to cover for him. However, their boss didn’t believe he was stuck in traffic. Payne starts giggling at the word traffic. Payne walks to the snacks and tears open a bag of chips. Slipping pieces of chips over his shirt, he says he’s so hungry.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie cashes out a customer. Payne points out a young woman and exclaims that she’s hot. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie says there’s a line forming. He says he has to help her with the pinball machine and remarks it seems to be broken. The young woman asks him what he’s doing as he crowds her. He says he wants to see her play.

He hands her extra tokens as he talks to her. She says that she has at least a hundred tickets but not enough for the teddy bear. Payne tells her to give him a moment. He finds more tickets behind the counter and says she should be able to get it now. She gives him a kiss on the cheek as the clerk hands her the stuffed teddy bear. Payne asks her out on a date. She says “sure” and he gives her cell phone number.

Payne returns to the booth. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie says he’s going on his break. Their boss walks on the floor and asks about A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. Payne says he went a break. Their boss shakes his head and says A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie was reported talking to some young woman. Payne shrugs and plays a game on his phone.

Director: Nathan R. Smith Year: 2019

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.

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