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With only a couple more days to go before his God Forgives I Don’t album is released, Rick Ross has dropped the music video for his “Hold Me Back” single. As we have grown to expect from the MMG leader, he is (of course) topless in the video, directed by Taj, and featuring cameos from the likes of Wale, Swizz Beatz, and Mia X.

Ross headed to The Big Easy for the shoot. “We went to New Orleans to capture that essence. I feel like New Orleans been through it a lot, more than the majority of others, and they’re still strong, they’re still standing, they still got that pride,” he told MTV News. “We went out to New Orleans, no permits, just pulled up in the Calliope projects and jumped out.

The highly anticipated release features appearances from Usher, Wale, Drake, Jay-Z and more. On the production side, Ross linked with Rico Love, Pharrell Williams, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, among others.

God Forgives I Don’t drops July 31.


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