By Amanda Wicks
Rick Ross is back with a new music video for “Buy Back the Block” featuring 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane.
The video is more like a short film at over eight minutes long. In the opening scene, Ross and Gucci wash cars at a local business where they’re both employees, but they get to talking about buying back the block to really start turning a profit and help their community. “If we buy the carwash, we might as well buy the gas station,” Ross tells his colleague. Gucci responds, “You know what? We need to buy the block.”
The video switches to scenes of a rough neighborhood that has fallen prey to hard times because crime has replaced viable businesses. Ross, Gucci and 2 Chainz stand outside convenience stores and apartment complexes to rap about their plans to transform the block by focusing on property investments.
“Buy Back the Block” marks the first single off Ross’ forthcoming ninth album Rather You Than Me, which arrives in early 2017. Watch the explicit eight minute video on Radio.com.