[artist id="1244169"]Diddy[/artist]‘s gone on record explaining that his Last Train to Paris album will revolve around a narrative that follows the hip-hop mogul as he embarks on a journey to reunite with a would-be love.
The excursion will take the Bad Boy Records CEO from London to Paris, with each record detailing his lovesick pursuit. So it’s only right that Diddy’s new video for “Hello, Good Morning,” the third clip from his Dirty Money project, would be a study in frenzied energy.
Featuring Rick Ross and T.I., along with a cameo by Swizz Beatz, the video premiered Thursday (May 13) on Vevo. While the visual is set in Los Angeles, with the exception of a passing shot of the Staples Center, the city is anonymous. Ross opens the clip, backed by Diddy, Swizz and Dirty Money’s Dawn Richard and Kalenna.
“Hello, good morning/ Tell me what the liq read/ Pretty face, thin waist, with the sick weave/ First time fishtailing in the six-speed,” Ross spits, in a club scene. “Real bad boy, tell them come and get me.”
Diddy speeds across the city in a bug-eyed Bugatti, with a helicopter tailing him ominously, as he recites the song’s chorus. Tip kicks his “5 Star” flow with two beautiful women draped over him in a hotel penthouse suite. Diddy ends the proceedings with a bang, literally, as he raps the third verse in a wide-open lot as fireworks go off behind him and his two female DM counterparts.
The Diddy-Dirty Money video follows clips for the singles “Love Comes Down” and “Angels.”
“We’re just trying to roll it out properly,” Diddy told MTV News last year about the long-awaited album. “I wanted a chance to lay out songs for you. A lot of singles we putting out now — that’s the introduction. We didn’t even get to that Train music. We’re hitting you with warning shots, letting you know we’re here.”
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