Multi-platinum rapper 2 Chainz has released the music video for his latest single “Money Maker” featuring Lil Wayne, off his forthcoming studio album So Help Me God.
The video pays tribute to marching bands at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) including Louisiana’s Southern University, home to the world-renowned Human Jukebox marching band that’s sampled in the track.
Other HBCU shoutouts on “Money Maker” include Morehouse College in Atlanta, Texas Southern University in Houston, and Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi. 2 Chainz also shows appreciation for his alma mater Alabama State University, where he played basketball from 1995 to 1997, before the Georgia-native became a Grammy-award winning rapper collaborating with everyone from Kanye West and Big Sean to Drake and Kendrick Lamar.
“As a musician from Baton Rouge, it feels great to put the Jukebox out there like that, because from 6th grade until I graduated, I was in the marching band,” said “Money Maker” producer Playa Pizzle in an interview with Genius.
The Lil Wayne-assisted track was originally released with an animated visual to hold fans over while the Bryan Barber-directed music video was still in the process of being created. The track had been previewed during the broadcast of 2 Chainz’s head-to-head Verzuz battle with Rick Ross on August 6.
2 Chainz and Lil Wayne have a long history of collaborating on musical projects, including 2 Chainz’ 2016 release ColleGrove, on which Lil Wayne is featured on 8 of the album’s 12 tracks. In 2017, the two rappers shared a Grammy win for Best Rap Performance for their contributions to Chance the Rapper’s hit “No Problem.”
So Help Me God will be 2 Chainz’s sixth studio album, following 2019’s Rap or Go to the League, which debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.