Posts tagged "Dre Films"

Rick Ross – “If They Knew” (Feat. K. Michelle) Video

During most of the year, it’s extremely difficult for a major-label rap artist to get an album out. During the last six weeks of the year, though, those albums come fast and furious. I have no idea why that would be, but one of the biggest albums of this year’s fourth-quarter rap-album marathon is Rick… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 24, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Rick Ross – “Elvis Presley Blvd.” (Feat. Project Pat) Video

Rick Ross already released one album this year, the orchestrally grandiose Mastermind, and now he’s planning on following it up with a new album called Hood Billionaire before the end of 2014. First single “Elvis Presley Blvd.” works as an extended homage to Memphis rap and features a verse from Memphis original Project Pat, who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Rick Ross – “Supreme” Video

“Supreme” is one of the most sweeping, luxurious tracks on Rick Ross’ excessively sweeping and luxurious 2014 album Mastermind, and its new video practically drips with luxury-rap signifiers. Sports cars! Way-too-big swimming pools! Expensive alcohol spilled on the ground! Florida sunshine! Meek Mill cameos, and Ross smiles in this one more than he usually does. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Rick Ross – “Thug Cry” (Feat. Lil Wayne) Video

Rick Ross’s “Thug Cry” is a mellow, meditative song from Ross’s not-great new album Mastermind, and its new video, from longtime Ross associate DRE Films, intercuts footage of Ross and Wayne rapping with a larger story. Wood Harris, best known as Avon Barksdale on The Wire, plays a convict just getting out of prison, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Pusha T – “Hold On” (Feat. Rick Ross) Video

Pusha T released his awesomely stark and snarly album My Name Is My Name last month, and for months, he’s been making cold and minimal and effective videos for the album’s tracks: “Numbers On The Board,” “King Push,” “Nosetalgia,” “Sweet Serenade,” “Pain.” Now, he’s got another one, for the Rick Ross collab “Hold On,” which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2013 - 10:11 am

Gunplay – “Gallardo” (Feat. Rick Ross & Yo Gotti) Video (NSFW)

Gunplay is one of the greatest headknock rappers currently walking the face of the earth, and he’s also a part of one of rap’s most popular crews. And yet the closest he’ll come to a mainstream breakout moment might be this deeply NSFW strip-club video with Rick Ross and Memphis knucklehead Yo Gotti. Whatever, I’ll… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Rick Ross – “Ashamed” Video

Usually, I can watch a rap video without being reduced to a puddle of jealousy from all the trappings of wealth. But fucking hell, Rick Ross gets to play with a tiger cub? (That’s a tiger cub, right?) How much money does it cost to hang out with a tiger cub? What decisions can I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 9:16 am

DJ Khaled – “I Did It For My Dawgs” (Feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana, Ace Hood & Jadakiss) Video

DJ Khaled might not have too many talents in this world, but he’s better than just about anyone else at lining up hard-as-fuck rappers for overblown, triumphal posse cuts like this one. Songs like this have gotten a bit more exciting since Meek Mill’s rise to fame, and videos like this have gotten a bit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2012 - 9:13 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I spent a pretty good chunk of the week in transit to or from New York, or doing New York things while I was in New York, so I didn’t see a lot of this weeks’ videos before the massive video-watching binge I went on this morning. And I have to say: Lots of good… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Rick Ross – “911” Video

Earlier this week, Rick Ross released his tough and immediate “Hold Me Back” video, probably the best video of his career. (He doesn’t have that many great videos, weirdly.) He’s now followed it up with another video for one of the the more feral stomps from his absurdly opulent new album God Forgives, I Don’t,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2012 - 5:26 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you need a quick crash-course in why music videos are not what they once were, have a look at Alex Pappademas’s celebration of the great Hype Williams in Grantland. Plenty of great music video directors are working today, but none of them are bringing the sheer opulent visual verve that Hype had at hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Meek Mill – “Amen” Video (Feat. Drake & Jeremih)

In what has to be a nod to Ghostface Killah’s “Cherchez La Ghost” video, Meek Mill starts his video for “Amen,” the summertime-anthem standout from his Dreamchasers 2 mixtape, waking up after what appears to be a very fun party. Most of the video, though, consists of celebratory footage from Drake’s Club Paradise tour, with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012 - 10:53 am

Rick Ross – “Swear To God” Video

Rick Ross has lately been releasing a ton of quickie low-budget videos for tracks from his excellent recent Rich Forever mixtape, and the latest, for the booming “Swear To God,” is pretty much just him lip-syncing the song while looming next to a beautiful old-school convertible. It would be nice if Ross put as much… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2012 - 10:31 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This time of year, things in the musicverse tend to slow way down, and not too many people unveil their music videos. But in the past week, a few of them did anyway. Here are five of those:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2011 - 9:21 am