Rick Ross’ Shiniest Moments in the “Yella Diamonds” Video

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    Rick Ross' Shiniest Moments in the "Yella Diamonds" Video
    <object style="height: 390px; width: 620px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/MUbNmjc_jeg?version=3&feature=player_embedded"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/MUbNmjc_jeg?version=3&feature=player_embedded" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="620" height="360"></embed></param></object>On Wednesday (February 8), Rick Ross premiered his excellent new video "Yella Diamonds," off his <em>Rich Forever</em> mixtape exclusively on XXLMag.com [watch above]. If you haven’t peeped it by now, the abundantly entertaining clip offered all of the staples from Ross’ music that his fans love. There was skeezy looking drug dealers, violent goons, enormous, blinged-out jewelry, and, most importantly, a dope storyline—pun intended. The <i>XXL</i> staff can't stop watching it. Whether it's the literal interpretations of Rozay’s lines or simply the acute spelling used in the subtitles, there's just so many aspects to enjoy. Oh you missed that, did you? Well see for yourself.— <em>XXL Staff (<a href="http://twitter.com/xxlstaff" target="_blank">@xxlstaff</a>)</em>
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    The Fuchsia Suitcase
    The video starts with this colorful gem. Ross knows that the drug dealers in Miami don't stick to the typical black suitcase when it comes to the transfer of money. No, no, no, no. Papi is a stylish cat. His luggage always has to match his Hawaiian shirt.
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    Ross' Infamous iPhone
    Ross knows that consistency is king. Remember his famous line, "I'm selling dope, straight off the iPhone," from "9 Piece." Well the double R doesn’t falter. Let’s hope the feds never get a wire.
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    Great Usage of Captions
    Like any true author, Ross understands the importance of capturing the everyday vernacular of his subjects.
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    Ross Spending Most of the Video Sitting Down
    Though he does stand a few times, for a majority of the video, the MMG general is on his derriere. All jokes aside, the comfortable disposition speaks volumes. What better way to flex your gangsta than by sitting while you put a price on a foe's head?
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    The Home Invasion Scene
    This video might arguably the most succinct of all of Ross' visuals to his lyrics. Exhibit A, the Bawse's chilling home invasion verse. It literally captures <i>XXL</i>’s absolute favorite lines, “<i>You know they talkin' home invasion nigga/Seein' your daughter scream can be very persuasive nigga/First question, 'Where the safe at nigga'/All up in your woman’s face, fuck up her makeup nigga!</i>” Ouch!

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  • otownsfinest

    dear xxl,
    why the fuck are you so obsessed with this video?….the song is pretty bland, the lyrics are mediocre, and the beat is quite generic. Why don’t you support a video and a song that is actually unique and authentic. Get real.

  • atown don

    dear otownsfinest,

  • otownsfinest

    i’m a pretty bitch.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com hiphoplover

    Seriously though, i like Ross music, i’m not hear to speak on what the brother did in his past. I also have to admit thought XXL yall be doing some silly articles on him that doesn’t really mean anything. I mean come the on shiniest moments? Like let’s be for real about this, what’s so shiny about the video? It’s a typical Rick Ross video. This is reaching at it’s best.

  • Pete

    william has the best internet marketing team EVER

  • http://www.vipeakgroup.com/Jaw.html Jaw crusher

    the song is pretty bland, the lyrics are mediocre, and the beat is quite generic……………

  • francis nasim

    im tellin you ross,be cool-breeze!