December 07, 2007 09:14:31 GMT
The first music video from Rick Ross' 'Trilla' that is due February 2008.
Although his album, 'Trilla' is bumped from December to February next year, Rick Ross premiered the music video of its first single on BET. The rapper, with Gil Green (DJ Khaled's 'We Takin' Over') as the director, shot the clip for 'Speedin'' that features vocal guest from R. Kelly.
'Trilla' is a reference to the album by Michael Jackson, 'Thriller' because Ross wants his album to be as "intense" as the 1982 album. Other collaborators in the album are Jay-Z, Trick Daddy, Akon, T-Pain and Lil Wayne. It will be dropped on February 19 via Slip-N-Slide Records.
Meanwhile, Ross paid tribute to fellow rapper Pimp C who died on December 4, saying "We lost one of the greatest icons in music, period. He's one of my favorite lyricists that inspired me, Ricky Ross, that pushed the boundaries of Southern hip-hop. I felt like Ridin' Dirty was one of the best three albums in the history of Rap. And just to see the loss of life, it's a sad thing. He won't be forgotten."
Rick Ross, 'Speedin'':