Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne Hoop It Up in ‘Ballin” Video
Young Jeezy's 'Ballin'' video is a remake of the 1994 basketball movie, 'Above the Rim,' which stars the late Tupac Shakur, Duane Martin and Marlon Wayans.
In the clip, Jeezy -- who is portraying Shakur's character, Birdie -- is a ruthless drug dealer who wants Freddie Gibbs (playing Martin's Kyle Lee Watson character) to dump his street b-ball team Shoot Out and join his team the CTE World.
Jeezy sweetens the deal by giving Gibbs a bag full of money, which he initially accepts. But Gibbs chooses loyalty to his team over money and he turns down his offer just minutes before tip-off at the biggest streetball tournament in the city.
Hip-hop's MVP Lil Tunechi (aka Lil Wayne) makes a cameo in the clip, spitting materialistic rhymes atop a piano, like "So many cars / I'm like eerie meenie miney mo / so many colors in them thangs/ Kaleidoscope."
The Colin Tilley-directed video features some stunning visuals of Jeezy and Weezy spitting bars in a cavernous basement filled with smoke and pointed mountains. There are also face shots of the two in what appears to be in green florescent lights.
Young Jeezy's 'Ballin'' was produced by Lody Lucci and will reportedly appear on the rapper's oft-delayed album 'TM103.'
Watch the Young Jeezy 'Ballin'' Video Feat. Lil Wayne