In anticipation of his major label debut Gutta, due out in just one month, We The Best Music/Def Jam rookie Ace Hood recently shot a new video in Atlanta, for his second single Ride, drawing the support of some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop.
While the original version of the song and its accompanying clip was released two months ago, a remix featuring T-Pain, Juelz Santana and Rick Ross was released last week.
The new video will feature that extended version as well as cameo appearances from some unexpected name.
Advantageously scheduled for taping in Atlanta on Sunday (October 19), Ace Hood, DJ Khaled and video director Rage benefited from the draw of the BET Hip-Hop Awards, held the day before an impressive list of guests.
In addition to the artists featured on the remix, the new Ride video will also feature Akon, Trey Songz, Jim Jones, Jadakiss, Shawty Lo, Soulja Boy, Kardinal Offishall, Pusha T, Gorilla Zoe, Rock City, Young Buck, Jody Breeze, Ray J, DJ Drama, and producers Bangladesh, Don Cannon, Drumma Boi, and Ron Browz.
Busta Rhymes, who coincidentally shot his video for Arab Money on the same day and at the same location, also graced Ace Hoods shoot and landed some of the same cameos.
It was a real big look, we had a very special situation out here, Ace Hood told AllHipHop.com. The videos gonna come to you real soon, its gonna be crazy. We got something special at the end of the video, a new record off the album called Get Em Up.
Asked about the support his first artist has received in the industry, DJ Khaled responded that the accolades are a true blessing.
God is so good, added the Miami producer and entrepreneur. Ace Hood is the future.
Gutta is set to hit stores November 18 and includes guest appearances by Trick Daddy, Flo-Rida, Rick Ross, Akon, and Plies, as well as production by Cool & Dre, The Runners, Danja and the J.U.S.T.I.C.E League.
I feel great about the situation, Ace Hood concluded. My label is behind me a 100%. They hold me down, so Im feeling good about everything right now.