Drake gets to work in the moody video for his Rick Ross collab “Money in the Grave.” Literally: The black and white clip directed by Drizzy’s photographer Theo Skudra open with images of the rapper pulling up to a construction site in a luxury SUV as a foreman digs a giant hole in the ground.
“Still on top like I’m scared of the drop,” Drake raps, while the track drops out for a few seconds amid images of clouds lit up by lightning. The scene then shifts to the 6 God on a private plane, and then alone on a basketball court.
Ross eventually joins in, sharing some drinks and a cigar at the bar of an Italian restaurant, sharing some laughs and paying their respects in a church filled with coffins. The party then rides over to Drake’s recent OVO Fest in Toronto, where he took the stage in a Raptors jersey and held his beloved team’s NBA championship hardware high as he rocked the crowd in front of a towering replica of the Larry O’Brien golden trophy.
The strobing live footage of the dynamic duo performing on a pyro-lit stage ends with a fireworks display and Drizzy ominously rapping, “I used to save hoes with a mask and a cape/ Now I’m like, ‘Nah, love, I’m good, go away’/ Ain’t about to die with no money, I done gave it.” Drake recently achieved his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new archival compilation album, Care Package, with 109,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 8, according to Nielsen Music.
“Money in the Grave” dropped in June as part of Drake’s Best in the World two-pack, with the song helping him achieve the chart feat of landing 35 singles in the Hot 100’s top 10 — besting The Beatles and homing in on Madonna’s 38 top 10 titles.
Watch the “Money in the the Grave” video below.