“Slight Work,” indeed. After dropping a Maybach Music compilation, a mixtape and sophomore album Ambition over the course of the past 12 months, no one can question Wale’s work ethic.
It isn’t all about the grind, however. On the Huntington Park, California, set of his “Slight Work” video, Wale, guest Big Sean and director Chris Brown were just having a good time.
“Man, this video is just fun,” Brown told MTV News on Thursday. “I mean, we’re young, so it’s only right to just do what we wanna do.”
“This is for the fans,” Wale added.
The Diplo-produced club track is easily the most energetic song on Ambition, and it seems its video will be just as upbeat. In one scene, Wale and Big Sean — wearing a fur and multiple gold chains — rap to the camera as scantily clad models dance in a graffiti-laced background.
“You don’t understand, man, we were just those young players looking at the OG’s like, ‘Damn, that’s what we’re trying to be,’ ” Big Sean said.
Brown, who is co-directing with Godfrey Tabarez, seemed most excited about the collaboration. Yes, he was working the camera, but Breezy was thrilled to be kicking it with his friends too. “They done gave us a budget now,” he laughed about how the trio grew from young aspiring artists to professionals with enough money to carry out their vision. “We can just play around and have fun on set.”
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