Ice Billion Berg "On My Grind" Video; Q&A With Director Justin Lopez
New Times: Where are you from?
Justin Lopez: Miami, Florida, Hialeah to be exact.
How long have you been making videos?
Like four years. I used to edit in high school for fun and shit like that.
Who else have you worked with?
C-Ride, Young Breed of CCC's, a few other artists, and of course Iceberg.
How'd you link up with him?
I do a site called RealMiamiRapGame.com. We spoke with Berg's manager Coach and talked about making something happen, and that's how we made it happen.
You got anybody else you're affiliated with?
Matt from Smokenprofits.com.
How'd the video for "On My Grind" come about?
This song is my favorite track on his new mixtape album. The ideas came to me as I heard the song. Like the line where he says "Putting on my J's" gave me the idea for the opening shot, and the rest just kind of went from there.
Where did you film it?
His condo on the Beach, in the room, balcony, roof, parking garage, and downstairs. My friend Orlando's house for the game room with the stripper pole, and a few driving scenes.
Who's the girl?
Her name is Blanca Cabrera. She's basically a friend of mine and Orlando's, and she likes Iceberg. She was like 'let me know when you're gonna do that video' and basically we hit her up and she was down.
For more info, go to his production website Majesticvm.com.