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Fat Joe, Melle Mel Team To Advertise Bacardi

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Terror Squad leader

Fat Joe and rap pioneer Melle Mel recently wrapped up shooting for Bacardi Superior’s

TV and print advertising campaign.

Shot in Harlem,

New York City, the spots feature Joe rocking a

custom diamond encrusted "Bacardi Bat" necklace worth almost $100,000

and designed by Jacob the Jeweler.

The story line

follows Joe in a Harlem bodega as he purchases a bottle of Bacardi. He and some

friends hop on the subway en route to Brooklyn, where he meets up with his friend,

legendary rapper Melle Mel, of The Furious Five.

The commercials

were shot by Hip-Hop video director Philip Atwell. Those who read credits will

recognize Atwell’s as the director of videos for Dr. Dre, Eminem and 50 Cent.

He also co-directed

2001’s sleeper hit comedy “The Wash,” which stars Dr. Dre,

Snoop Dogg, Eminem and others.

"What we tried

to accomplish by bringing these two artists together is, old school meets new

school of Hip-Hop," Bacardi representative Stacy Druker told AllHipHop.com.

The commercials

were shot by well known Hip-Hop video director Philip Atwell. Those who read

credits will recognize Atwell’s name from his early work Dr. Dre, Eminem and

50 Cent.

"We believe

Atwell gives the spot even more credibility,” Druker added.

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