Celebrities come out as DJ Drama shoots a video for "5000 Ones".
DJ Drama filmed the video for the first single "5000 Ones" from his major label debut album Gangsta Grillz: The Album, at Atlanta's Compound nightclub during the BET Hip-Hop Awards over the weekend.
"This is just the beginning of my movement," said DJ Drama. "Willie Da Kid is on six or seven songs, and we basically felt as though we were giving a set up inspired by Chronic and Doggystyle. I look forward to a lot of big things off this album. The video has been crazy," Drama continued. "Under the circumstances, we're holding strong for TIP [since] he wasn't able to make it."
DJ Drama, who's T.I.'s official DJ as well as an artist on the rapper's Grand Hustle label, proceeded with the shoot along with Atlantic Records on Sunday, in order to get the guest appearances.
The previous afternoon, T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., was arrested after he was caught trying to buy machine guns during an 11-day, undercover investigation.
Rappers like Freeway, E-40, Twista, Young Dro, Big Kuntry King, Jackie-O, Princess of Crime Mobb, Jody Breeze, Gorilla Zoe, Jeezy, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, David Banner, Nelly, Jazze Pha, Lil Webbie, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey, Swizz Beatz, The Runners and others showed up to the video shoot.
"We've had a lot of release dates [for the album]," DJ Drama said. "My sh*t done been pushed back like hairlines. December 4th is the actual date," DJ Drama revealed.
"5000 Ones" is the first single from Gangsta Grillz: The Album and was produced by Jazze PHA, and features T.I., Nelly, Diddy, Yung Joc, Twista, Jeezy and Willie Da Kid.