Rick Ross and Jeezy were once two young, ambitious Southern emcees climbing the ranks of the rap game. They were both signed to Def Jam by Jay Z during his tenure as the historic Hip-Hop label’s President and were frequent collaborators, appearing together on the remix to Rozay’s breakout hit “Hustlin'”, again on Rick Ross’ Teflon Don album and again on DJ Khaled’s Victory LP.
Somewhere along the way, the two had a falling out. Subliminal disses were thrown in songs, tweets, and interviews. The rivalry became so heated that their two crews came to blows in a hallway at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
However on January 24th, Ross would post a photo of the two together in a studio side-by-side, foreshadowing a future collaboration on Rozay’s forthcoming 6th LP, Mastermind. The picture sent the rap world into a tailspin, eliciting both critical and assentive responses. The song, ironically entitled “War Ready”, would be released two weeks later to overwhelmingly positive reviews.
Now that all beefs have been settled, the duo have come together to shoot the visual for the groundbreaking record. The video’s director, TAJ, posted a picture of himself, Ross & Jeezy on the video’s set, calling the moment “history”.
Check out more pics and vids from the video shoot below and be sure to check back here when the official video is released.
— T∆J (@TAJ_TPK) February 16, 2014
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