There are plenty of legal ramifications to selling dope off your iPhone, but in their new video for “9 Piece,” [artist id="2000082"]Rick Ross[/artist] and Lil Wayne throw caution to the wind and put their devices to work.
The video opens with Ross orchestrating a narcotics transaction from the driver’s side of his car, negotiating prices while speaking on his cell phone. Not even nearby police officers can dissuade the Maybach Music Group CEO from his high-tech trafficking. The track, which first appeared on Rozay’s 2010 Ashes to Ashes mixtape, originally featured T.I., but Ross added Weezy to a new version of the song this past April. As it stands now, the track is slated to appear on Ross’ upcoming fifth solo album, God Forgives, I Don’t.
On the “9 Piece” hook, the rotund Ross gives a nod to Memphis hip-hop veterans 8Ball & MJG, as he raps referencing cocaine measurements and the celebrated duo simultaneously: “Nine piece, straight eight balls, MJG, bitch, I got eight balls.” The group makes a cameo in the clip, but it is Wayne who steals the show as he performs his verse from the inside of a nightclub while shooting pool. The eight ball on the pool table provides yet another not-so-subtle parallel to the drug measurement.
Weezy raps into his phone as well, spitting, “It’s Lil Tunech, what up, though?/ I’m talkin’ white girl, Marilyn Monroe.” The video then goes NSFW, as the next scene takes viewers into a strip club, where women dance topless for Ross and his crew.
Cameos are in abundance: DJ Khaled, Birdman, French Montana, Gunplay and Torch from Ross’ group Triple Cs all make appearances. As the video wraps, there is no grand finale or great reveal, just Ross and Wayne reaping the spoils of a drug dealer’s lifestyle, minus the pitfalls.
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