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Los Angeles-based rapper Kid Ink turns up the heat in the video for 'Bad Ass,' his first official single as an RCA Records signee. Before the clip arrives in full on March 4, PopCrush and TheDrop.fm offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the effort.

Shot in L.A., the Alex Nazari-directed visual is set in a warehouse filled with fire engines and beautiful women dressed in firefighter gear. Fellow rhymers Meek Mill and Wale join Tha Alumni Music Group head honcho on the track as fire blazes around them.

I’m feeling like the man of the hour, tear down the house / Throwin’ this money like it’s no running out," Ink rhymes over the Devin Cruise-produced song.

'Bad Ass' originally debuted on the tattooed rapper's lauded mixtape, 'Rocketshipshawty,' released in November 2012.

In January, Kid Ink and his Tha Alumni Music Group teamed up with 88 Classic/RCA. "We achieved so much last year independently but we just felt it was time to team up with a major in 2013 to take it to the next level and RCA is as excited as we are about the vision and possibilities," Ink says.

He's currently crafting his debut album with the guidance of J. Grand, SVP of A&R and Marketing for RCA and 88 Classic.

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