It looks like nothing can keep Young Dolph from grinding. Not even being shot, placed in critical condition, and hospitalized. The Bulletproof rapper recently dropped a powerful new video for "Believe Me," a track off his upcoming Thinking Out Loud album. While the song itself is a certified banger, the video paints everything in a sobering light. In fact, the entirety of the clip was filmed during Dolph's stay in the hospital, and the rapper spends a portion of it decked out in some hospital johnnies.
The clip begins with a slow-burning and dramatic intro, in which news anchors report on Dolph's shooting. It soon becomes evident where we are, and by the time you realize that Dolph actually shot this video while in the the hospital, he's already going off. Dolph never stops keeping it one hundred, even when confined to a bed. His face lights up when his jewelry is returned to him, and he may very well be the first rapper to spit bars beside his own life-support machine. As it stands, Thinking Out Loud was recorded prior to Dolph's shooting, so the musical content won't address his thoughts on the matter. However, this video provides insight into Dolph's head space, and he seems to be emerging from the trauma with more resolve and strength than ever.
The scene eventually moves from the hospital to Dolph's backyard, where the rapper spends some quality time with his son. It's an endearing look at a softer side of Dolph, yet he never deviates too far from his street persona. "Instant money, bury it for my son and I can't wait to tell him, Lil' n***a you got a million dollar shovel" raps Dolph, before concluding the track with a triumphant line: "everything I'm getting right now, I deserve it."
Instant money, bury it for my son and I can't wait to tell him
Lil' n***a you got a million dollar shovel
In the streets, felt like I was dancing with the devil
Made a lot of money, lost a lot of friends though
Your homies loyal 'til the one time you tell 'em no