On Saturday, Stunna and Rozay got together in Miami to shoot the video for their new collaboration "50 Plates," a new song off Birdman's Rich Gang compilation album. Baby's hitting "RapFix Live" on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET to promote it.
"I think it's one of the hottest songs on the CD, which all of them hot," Birdman boasted while the MTV News cameras rolled.
"With '50 Plates,' that's a term — that's actually a street term for a certain way you get money," Ross added, trying to explain a bit of the song's cryptic meaning.
On the song's hook, the Maybach boss raps "I'm dying to fill this empty safe," while he peppers his slow-rolling verses with plenty of gunshot and money-machine sound effects. "We dying to fill this empty safe, that's something that I'm pretty sure everybody that's trying to get money and stand on their own two has said to their selves or most definitely relate to."
Video director Dre Films was tasked with bringing the song's menacing film to life, so he flipped over a few trucks, outfitted Rick Ross, Bird and Ace Hood with hockey masks and bulletproof vests and then supplied them with prop machine guns. It was an attempt for the Maybach Films director to remake one of his favorite films of all time. "We just trying to do it blockbuster style with this one and pay homage to one of my favorite movies 'Heat,' " he told us, acknowledging Al Pacino and Robert De Niro's 1995 crime drama.
There was a long day of shooting, but for Birdman it hardly felt like work at all. "My man Ross is family, it's never called work to me because we always do work. When we first hit the town they showed us so much love. He's just been 100 with me and I've been 100 with him," he said. "If it's Double-M-G then it's YMCMB and if it's YMCMB it's Double-M-G. For us to get together and just do music that just comes from our lifestyle and what we do, but it's real family for real."