The clip features Tip living it up in Los Angeles. Over a sample of Aaliyah’s “Rock The Boat,” Tip watches some some scantily clad women “make a movie” and raps with the City of Angels skyline as his backdrop.
“S—, I’m high as a motherf—er / Don’t ask me s—, make me lie to you motherf—er / Man truth is for real, feel like Dre for real / Mixed with Eric B. and Rakim, shawty hell on the scale / And still the game enticing me like every time I see her,” he rhymes.
And with Hollywood only a few minutes away, it was only right that the video serve up some A-list celebrities. In a club that’s filled with some “dope” high-tech gear, Big Sean, Nelly, Killer Mike, and Travis Scott all show up for cameos throughout the visual.
At the end of the day, the Trouble Man decides to join the lingerie-wearing ladies in bed — but not until he counts his money. “Life ain’t like this for you,” says T.I. with a laugh before giving out some advice. “You should pray more,” he said.
“Dope” serves as the first single from T.I.’s forthcoming album. It will be his first LP off Roc Nation.
Check out a preview of the T.I.’s “Dope” video above and catch the full version at Tidal.com.