50 Cent Protege Hot Rod Turns ‘Bass Down Low’ — Video
By his looks alone, it’s hard to imagine rapper Hot Rod claimed a gig as a mortgage broker before he was kicking rhymes. Obviously money is still a major issue for the California native, especially since he chose to sign a deal with one of hip-hop’s millionaires, 50 Cent, and his G-Note Records imprint. But a glance at the visuals for his new track, ‘Bass Down Low (Cook and Clean Remix),’ paints the rhymer in a picture less surrounded by flashy cars and glittering jewels and more in one as a working man on his hands and knees.
Hot Rod pulls out the paper towels and cleaning supplies in the clip, directed by John Colombo, as he raps over a bass-heavy beat pulled together by the Cataracs — think of the same sounds heard on Far East Movement‘s ‘Like a G6.’ Though the song originally belongs to West Coast singer Dev — her playful vocals of: “If you want to get with me there’s some things you got to know/ I like my beats fast and my bass down low,” are heard on the track — Hot Rod chose to add his own remix, albeit risqué.
Fif’s protégé takes to the bathroom to scrub a toilet and rubs hard at the grime on a kitchen floor while a pretty lady looks over him in a rather authoritative manner — she flashes a belt in her hands as he gets his Mr. Clean on. While some skin is shown as the female undresses, it’s Hot Rod’s words that deserve an NC-17 rating. Dev’s chorus may have the ladies singing along, but the rapper’s lyrical response might just shock them for its extreme explicitness.
Watch Hot Rod’s ‘Bass Down Low (Cook and Clean Remix)’