Are times hard for the Maybach Music Group? They say money can’t buy you taste, but in Rick Ross’s case it seems like his M.M.G. millions can’t even buy a non-dilapidated residence, what with the video to his new “Bag of Money” track suggesting that the House of Rawse has fallen into chronic disrepair. Perhaps after leaving his young house boys Wale and Meek Mill alone and unsupervised for the weekend, Ross’s once palatial playground is now full of rubble, broken fixtures, and exposed beams in the non-gentrified way. For his part, Ross himself looks horrified while gazing at his newly ruined property, as witnessed at the 40-second mark of the video where he struggles to hide his displeasure after walking through the now cavernous entrance.
As for the song? It’s the first offering from the upcoming group compilation Self Made Vol. 2 and it’s archetypal, if somewhat low-key M.M.G. business as usual, perked up by a T-Pain warbled guest hook (remember those?). And if Ross is on the market for a new abode, he’s come up with a fresh form of alchemy to pay for it, as the song features him repeating, “my bitch bad looking like a bag of money.” We’re sort of at a loss on what to make of that, so best just leave it alone.