With each new song and video, Rick Ross unlocks new levels of luxury. In his latest, he’s so rich that he doesn’t need lights: his bright shirts, chains, and shining teeth illuminate any room that he’s in. Drake‘s verse isn’t on the song this time, but in its place, an intense fascination with gold, shadows, and peace. In lieu of an inspirational Ted Talk, watch “Gold Roses.” You’ll get the same amount of ingenuity for a much shorter time.
“Gold Roses” is one of the rare videos where you can pause it at literally any time and get a great snapshot. Whether it’s Ross immersed in shadows in a long hallway, a base of golden roses dangling upside down, or a cave wall with golden stalagmites made of these roses, with a woman lounging peacefully in a golden bathtub without a care in the wall, Ross makes it clear that this life is more than anyone could ever dream of. Drake’s chorus plays as a smooth transition from the four walls of an immense fortress of wealth to a night time ride in an old school car. Ross again spits a lullaby of sorts that soothes as he brags, letting you know that you, too, can have this lifestyle. But until you get it, it’s nice to hear, and see, just how awesome it is.
Watch Rick Ross relax harder than anyone ever in “Gold Roses” up above.