By Rob Markman
Nobody puts work in like Wale. This past year the DMV rapper dropped the Self Made, Vol. 1 compilation with his Maybach Music cohorts, then he went on to drop his own The Eleven One Eleven Theory mixtape and of course his sophomore LP Ambition. Yes, Wale is still grinding, but with his new video for “Slight Work,” the MMG MC, Big Sean and the clip’s co-director Chris Brown are just having a good ole 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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