Manolo Rose Leads a Marching Band in New “I Get Money” Video
Manolo Rose has returned with a new song and video, "I Get Money," that finds the Brooklyn rapper channeling 1990s crime thrillers and 1970s soul.
The track itself chops the endlessly sampled O'Jays classic, "For the Love of Money," into a celebratory groove, over which Rose chants jubilantly about money. The hook is an appreciation of diversity among $100 bills. "I get money/Blue-strip hundreds/Big-faced hundreds/Little-faced hundreds," he raps.
The Nimi Hendrix-directed video conjures the spirit of gangster cinema, as Manolo explained in a statement. At various points, the rapper parades through Brooklyn with a jazz band, flips on unsuspecting crime partners and poses with a red BMW sporting a Paid In Full license plate.
"I used New Jack City and King of New York movie themes as references because I feel like it doesn't get any more New York than those two movies," he said of the video. "You can see the New Jack City perspective just in the overview of The Carter. You can see the Jimmy Jump reference from the style and attitude of the video. BBS ON DA Cherry red BMW gives the money making Rich Mitch vibe from the movie Paid In Full. This is my way of showing how my city looks when it's at its best."
The drop follows Manolo's January mixtape Road to the River Jordan, his first since 2015's Concrete Rose. The rapper signed in 2016 to Memphis Bleek's Warehouse Music Group, in partnership with Roc Nation. He's expected to release his major label debut this summer.
Watch Manolo Rose's "I Get Money" video below.
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