When Fredo announced his second album, Money Can't Buy Happiness, on January 21, 2021, he also unveiled its lead single, "Back To Basics." The soul-bearing freestyle sees the West London emcee rapping about his come-up from his Mozart Estate roots since his 2016 breakthrough with "They Ain't 100." He flexes about his newfound wealth, his designer clothing and jewelry, and his women.
Dave supplied the dark, foreboding instrumental under his Santan moniker. The South Londoner is a frequent collaborator of Fredo, including on their joint UK #1 hit "Funky Friday." He also executive produced Money Can't Buy Happiness.
The Suave-directed video sees Fredo relaxing with his team. As well as enjoying the fine life, we also see him playing dice, demonstrating he's still the same Marvin "Fredo" Bailey from the streets.
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.