Irv Gotti Shooting Ja Rule, Bobby Brown, Charli; Reveals Remixes List

'Thug Love' duet is first single from The Last Temptation.

While he probably won’t be wearing the Gumby haircut or dancing in biker shorts, Bobby Brown will soon be back up to his old tricks.

Brown is set to make a full-blast return in front of the cameras alongside Ja Rule in the video for the rapper’s “Thug Love,” which is shooting next week in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The clip, which is the first from Rule’s The Last Temptation LP, due November 19, will be directed by Murder Inc. head Irv Gotti.

I.G. is looking to make the most of his time on the West Coast and keep his director’s chair extra warm and cozy. Right after shooting wraps on “Thug Love,” he’ll helm the video for “Hey Charli,” the lead cut off of Charli Baltimore’s December 3 release, The Diary … You Think You Know (see “Charli Baltimore’s Working All Night And Needs Pink” ).

All this comes in the wake of the completion of production on the remix video to “The Pledge.” According to a spokesperson for the Inc., that video features Nas and Ja Rule trading verses while standing at a podium in a mock conference. Clips of Ja’s next movie, “Half Past Dead,” are also shown in between shots of the two rappers.

“The Pledge” remix appears in the film as well as on Irv Gotti Presents … The Remixes, which drops October 29.

For a feature interview with Irv Gotti and Murder Inc., check out “Murder Inc.: In Gotti We Trust.”

Irv Gotti Presents … The Remixes track list, according to Def Jam:


  • Big Remo – “The Remixes” (Intro)
  • Ashanti – “UnFoolish”
  • Ashanti, Charli Baltimore, Young Merc and D.O. Cannon – “I’m So Happy (Remix)”
  • Ashanti, Ja Rule and Nas – “The Pledge (Remix)”
  • Caddillac Tah and Ja Rule – “O.G. (Remix)”
  • “Boss” (Skit)
  • Toni Braxton and I.G. – “No More Love”
  • Caddillac Tah, Ja Rule and Ashanti – “Come-N-Go”
  • Caddillac Tah – “Poverlous”
  • “Spanish Dancing” (Skit)
  • Mary J. Blige and Ja Rule – “Rainy Days (Remix)”
  • “Moreno” (Skit)
  • Scarface – “Baby (Remix)”
  • Young Merc, D.O. Cannon and Black Child – “Hard Livin’ ”
  • Caddillac Tah, Black Child and Ja Rule – “No One Does It Better (Remix)”
  • “Remo Back” (Skit)
  • Young Merc and D.O. Cannon – “We Dem Boyz”
  • Crooked I – “Baby (Remix)”