DJ Khaled remains Hip Hop’s top ringleader enlisting the genre’s upper echelon of stars for his collaborative albums for the past two decades.
JAY-Z and Nas link with “I’m The One” mastermind, producer James Fauntleroy and Harmonies by the Hive as the two New York City tycoons’ unapologetically expound their one percenter wealth in the “Sorry Not Sorry” video released on YouTube Thursday (April 29).
Also, “Sorry Not Sorry” is the fourth track in JAY-Z’s and Nas’ discographies they’ve have appeared on together. The first was “Black Republican” on Nas’ 2006 album Hip Hop Is Dead and second was “Success” from JAY-Z’s American Gangster LP the following year.
Nas, JAY-Z and DJ Khaled are in the video draped in flamboyant tuxedos, switching between two glimmering scenes in the Hype Williams-directed visual. That includes them stacking chips while gambling at a casino table and standing in front of a large vases of flowers as Fauntleroy sings the hook over the mellow, piano-laden cut.
JAY-Z begins the track’s second verse by pointing to his billionaire status and his wife Beyoncé, who some people on social media have speculated to be veiled on the track under the name Harmonies by the Hive. “Sorry, that’s another B/Haters still ain’t recover from the other B/Mmm, that’s a double B/Nah, that’s a triple B, can’t can’t forget ’bout the other Bey,” JAY-Z raps.