This past week, No Limit rapper Silkk the Shocker and R&B siren Mya went on location in Los Angeles to shoot the video for their duet "Somebody Like Me," the first single from Silkk's upcoming album, "Made Man."
The new record marks Silkk's second full-length release in less than a year, as his debut, "Charge It 2 Da Game," came out last February, and features guest appearances from the likes of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Mia X, Mystikal and Silkk's brothers, C-Murder and Master P.
During a visit to the set, Silkk talked with MTV News about the "opposites attract" message behind the video and explained why Mya was the only girl for him ... at least in the song.
"People go through this [situation] a lot," Silkk said, "and sometimes it'll be that people's perfect matches [come from] different sides of the track. It might be a good person-bad person or a good person and a not-so-well-liked
person that get together, and I think that we go through that a lot."
"So I just tried to express that with this song," he continued, "and I think that a lot of people are gonna appreciate the song, even if they don't go through something like that. I still think they'll appreciate it cause it's real. It ain't real between me and Mya, it's just what we're doing up there. I just thought that she could probably help me come across on it better, so that's why I chose her for the song." [28.8 RealVideo]
The video for "Somebody Like Me" is expected to begin airing by February, while Silkk's "Made Man" album is due out next week.