No Games

Album: single release only (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This club banger was released as the lead single off Rick Ross' Mastermind album. The song features Future on the hook whilst the beat was supplied by the Miami native's frequent collaborators, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League ("Magnificent," "Maybach Music 2").
  • The song's black and white music video finds Ross paying homage to Scarface protagonist Tony Montana. The clip was directed by Colin Tilley, whom The Bawse previously worked with on the visual for the Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made 2 cut, "Bag of Money." "I'm always on the streets with my records, I'm always in the hood," Rozay explained to MTV News, "I'm always taking you back to that struggle side of the city, so I wanted to do something a little more artistic so I let the homey just run with it."

    Ross added that he was surprised when Tilley outlined his vision for the video, but he was still down to run with it. "He sent me the treatment, I looked at it, I said 'this look like some Terminator s--t, some Michael Jackson s--t'. I've never done this. I'm with it. Let's go."
  • The song only made it to #49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. As a result of the weak reaction, "No Games" was clipped from Mastermind.

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