HipHopDX Premiere – Joell Ortiz and Apollo Brown are back with the first video from their recently released collaborative project, Mona Lisa. Titled “Cocaine Fingertips,” the visual is directed by Bela Attila Kovacs and begins as expected — with a man chopping up lines of cocaine.
As he sits back to watch the news, a report comes on announcing the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar has escaped from prison.
From there, it’s back to business for Escobar whose character in the video is played by the Slaughterhouse vet.
“‘Cocaine Fingertips’ was one of the joints on the album where I decided to have bar fun over Apollo’s raw production,” Ortiz tells HipHopDX. “I knew it needed a visual once we listened back. I felt like the video should be both fun and raw. Lotta fun filming this. Hope you all enjoy.”
Brown adds, “‘Cocaine Fingertips’ called for a video as soon as it was recorded. It was completely visual from the point the beat dropped. Joell went in super raw on this joint and gave you the content and wordplay deserved for this type of sound. We laughed pretty much the whole session. We also laughed pretty much the entire making of the video.”
Cop Mona Lisa here and watch the Cocaine Fingertips video up top.