Rick Ross "Hustlin" (2006)
DGainz: “I remember I originally fell in love with the song because of the producers. I remember hearing the first song I heard from the producers, The Runners, was Lil Wayne, ‘Money On My Mind.’ I remember hearing the song and I was like, ‘This sounds like the Lil Wayne song I heard.’ I just looked up the producers and I remember just playing the song every day.
“I think the video came out on Spring Break, I remember watching MTV, and it’s like, ‘World Premiere: Rick Ross, “Hustlin”.’ I’m like, ‘Damn, that’s my song!’ I remember just watching the video, it went from glamour to the hood. It starts off in a nice part of Miami, then he took the beat up with The Runners’ signature sound. You hear the ‘Ahhh,’ the refreshing sound. It turned into like a grimy gold, a real grimy feeling. It made like the hood is gold, like it’s worth something.
“He ain’t really got a lot of crazy angles in the video but just the overall feel. I think that gold texture he put on the video really stood out to me. I think that’s the first video I’ve seen that gave grains with the gold color correction on it. It matched the feeling of the song perfectly.
“I don’t know why but when I hear a song, I automatically think of a color. That color went perfectly with the vibe of the song."