Lil Jon “Ain’t No Tellin'” Video Featuring Mac Dre: Watch
The Josh Fields-directed clip, premiered by XXL on Thursday (Sept. 12), was filmed in the Bay on July 5, what's known as "Mac Dre Day" there since it marks the birthday of the late Bay Area rapper. With posthumous vocals from Dre himself on the track, the visual pairs perfectly with the hyphy movement that he represented—all part of Jon's goal. "My inspiration is the Bay Area hyphy culture and the incredible legacy of Mac Dre!," he tells XXL.
The video for the song, which also received an animated version done by Shawty Putt last month, includes plenty of dancing, dread-swinging and Thizz faces in front of landmarks like the Mac Dre mural and the Bay Bridge, with popular Bay Area artists like Lil B, ALLBLACK, D-Lo, Prezi, producer Traxamillion and more making cameos. Mac Dre's mom, Mac Wanda, makes an appearance as well.
When Lil Jon initially released the collab in June, Mac Wanda shared her excitement for the record. “I’m more than excited for this record to come out. I’m grateful to Lil Jon and emotional about it as well,” she said. “I’m a Lil Jon fan, and my son was a Lil Jon fan, so when he respectfully approached me about this idea there was no way I was going to say no to him.”
As for Lil Jon, he's preparing even more bops to follow this one. "I’m finishing up a lot of new music," the rapper shares. "Mixing and mastering as we speak."
Watch Lil Jon's video for "Ain't No Tellin'" featuring the late Mac Dre below.
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