Vegas Baby

The Dreams Are Way Bigger Now

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Feb 02, 2014

Vegas Baby 2: The Making Of

A behind the scenes experience of what went into the making of “Vegas Baby”.
Director: Kevin Hasenkopf


Jan 28, 2014

Vegas Baby 2: Airplay

Vegas Baby 2 is spreading around the world! It’s been heard on Internet radio in over 30 countries including United Kingdom, Japan, Spain, Germany, Taiwan, Philippines, Chile, Switzerland, Serbia, Singapore, Australia and Trinidad to name a few.vegasbaby10

Here in the States, it’s been heard on internet radio and music streaming stations everywhere as well, including an interview on WMOB, the Florida Pandhandle’s No. 1 Station, and WiLD 107.5‘s Northwest Breakout Show hosted by Cool Nutz, an affiliate of iHeart Radio.

Download the Radio Edit of Vegas Baby 2 NOW on iTunes!


Dec 27, 2013

Vegas Baby 2: Official Music Video

© 2013 Music video by Champagne Duane performing Vegas Baby 2 ft. Cee Goods and Elin Skei
Director, Kevin Hasenkopf for V1 Creative

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Vegas Baby 2, the newest installment in the series of anthems inspired by Las Vegas, Nevada. The dreams are way bigger now as the excitement expands beyond the Las Vegas Strip, and once again leaves room for the imagination to decide what actually takes place. “The bright lights, the skyline, the nightlife, the ice shines”… this is Vegas, Baby!

Locations:
Rooftop/Jet: VideoPoker.com HQ/ McCarran International Airport
Las Vegas Blvd: Harmon Ave between Cosmopolitan and Planet Hollywood
Mansion: BestVegasViews.com

Edited version

Special Thanks to:
Prince Reese, Elin, Neli, Santana, Victoria, Ashley, G Lawson, Leo, Leo’s mom, and the random girl dancing on the bridge


Dec 26, 2013

On Site: Vegas Baby 2 Location

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“The strip was cool, but now it’s infinite pools…”

Situated on Sunrise Mountain, “Vegas Views” is the impressive luxury home used in the filming of Vegas Baby 2. It provided stunning views of Las Vegas and the perfect back drop for Champagne Duane and the Vegas Baby video production crew. The modern design, in it’s own gated 1.5 acre compound, overlooks the entire Vegas Valley. The award-winning property boasts a breathtaking 180 degree view of Mount Charleston, the strip, and downtown. ‘The bright lights, the skyline’ was never more appropriate than for the scenes filmed here.

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“Mansion so big take a bath where the sink at…”

Filming began right before sunset, and the Vegas Valley delivered a captivating desert sky. As night would fall, ‘the bright lights’ began to steal the show as the picture-perfect panoramic scene framed the Vegas Baby action. Adding to the experience was the presence of TF-1, a national French TV channel. Their segment on lavish Vegas homes aired on October 19, 2013, and featured the making of Vegas Baby 2.

Visit bestvegasviews.com for more information.

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Baby Steps: Vegas Baby 1

Vegas Baby
Let’s go back… to the beginning… to where it all started. Vegas Baby. The music video.

Capturing the mystique of the strip, Duane’s reflective delivery introduces you to your own aspirations. With lines like “the Trump Tower gives me hope, like, I can be on that level/ money is the root, should I just meet with the devil,” his mind goes from success to life’s guilty pleasures. The video was shot and directed by Kevin Hasenkopf. He highlights those possibilities in a dark montage that fits the monologue. He cinematically depicts the ambition of lines like “or should I just work harder/ that dream, of owning a team, maybe the Clips/ moving it to Nevada/ renaming it The Strip” with long shots of the glamorous light show.

“It [Vegas Baby] came together perfectly. It was November 2 (2012) and I was in Vegas when my cousin sent me the track. Right away I knew what to do with it. As soon as it came on, I said ‘it’s that all too familiar feeling’ and I just let what I saw fall onto the beat. By the time I left Vegas I had experienced every high, every spiral, every disappointment the song called for.”

Vegas Baby was recorded by November 5, 2012 and plans to shoot the music video were put in place soon after. On a chilly December evening in Sin City, the crew cruised down Las Vegas Blvd, performed under the Fabulous Las Vegas sign, and filmed the magic from the window of their 70th floor… room. The grace of the Bellagio Fountain meshes phenomenally with the classy sounds of Vegas Baby.

Style
Champagne Duane
Letterman baseball jacket by Criminal Damage (London)
10Deep Victory vest
Jeans – Jack and Jones (www.jackjones.com)
Shoes – Drive Nation Official Hi

Agent Jay
Sweater – SLVR
Jeans – Diesel (Larken Fit)
Shoes – Converse: Chuck Taylor Lupe Fiasco [RED] Edition
10Deep Leopard beanie

victoryDid you know? The original version of Vegas Baby actually referenced staying at the Palazzo, and fittingly, the establishment’s  ‘Champagne Check-In’ as opposed to the Cosmopolitan’s VIP Check In.

Director: Kevin Hasenkopf for v1creative

Monster truck provided by G Lawson

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Dec 17, 2013

Vegas Baby 2: Lyrics


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Vegas Baby 2

Yes… Welcome back to the time of your life…
The dreams are way bigger now…
There’s more money on the table…
And the fantasies, (laughs) the fantasies…
As wild as they’ve ever been…

(verse 1: Champagne)
UH! Back again like we never left/ yes/
Deadly sins where the devil rests/ yes/
Just gettin’ in, gotta get some rest/ fresh/
Convertible sweats, Prada vest rests against my chest/
Tell the refs/ it’s so foul how we keep it/
The way I ‘rock the boat’ shoes Aaliyah would be seasick/ whoo!
It’s just me ‘n 6/ of my closest homies/
“This town is a great big p*ssy” and I feel like Tony/
Montana/ tell the fat lady to sing Soprano/
Tell the skinny girls the vodka is in my cabano/
Cabana/ Tupac, no shirt, bandana/
Spittin at the camera/ like I left the mike Tyson fight/ (uh!)
Let’s roll some dice tonight/ variety’s the spice of life/
So if the price is right/ I’ll find a couple wives tonight/
You know the kind I like/ Rihanna-like/ but not as crazy/
Let’s make a Vegas baby/ this is Vegas, baby/

Hook
The bright lights, the skyline,
The nightlife, the ice shines,
The wrong places at the right times (yeah)
This is Vegas Baby
One shot, one kill,
One shot, one spill.
And we got, y’all still (yeah)
This is Vegas Baby
It’s the city of sin (Vegas Baby)
The bigger the bet, the bigger the win (Vegas Baby)
It’s the tip of the brim (Vegas Baby)
One sip and you in (Vegas Baby)
It’s the city of sin (Vegas Baby)
The bigger the bet, the bigger the win (Vegas Baby)
It’s the tip of the brim (Vegas Baby)
One sip and you in (Vegas Baby)

(verse 2: Cee Goods)
Hey, yo I just touched down from that sunshine state/
My n*gga met me at the gate/
Now I’m coolin’ wit my people watching views that’ll change your life/
Don’t blink for a second, this may never happen twice/
I’m rolled up, sippin’ slow, watching Vegas strip/
Met her on the Vegas strip, my life is like a movie script/ ha!
Take two if you lookin’ for dat action/
My cup is on full, I’m just tryin’ to get it crackin‘/
I’m on my John Legend sh*t, I’ma legend, sh*t/
Got these girls yellin’ preach on that reverend sh*t/
Dressed like I don’t give a f*ck, where the drink at/
Mansion so big take a bath where the sink at/
Pool side puffin/ *ss like a muffin/
Sin City is the spot, you know she down for somethin’/
I put it down nice like a real n*gga does/
I’m headed back to LA, but Vegas always show me love/

Hook

(verse 3: Champagne)
The strip was cool/ but now it’s infinite pools/
Slippery dude/ I never stick to the rules/
Sickest of shoes/ and the lenses is new/
Champagne is what’s popping, stop sippin them brews/
Life is what you make it, who you living it through/
This life is so stellar (Stella) I could give you the groove/
I got millions to move/ you, billions to prove/
Nowhere better than the desert to come risk all your jewels/ (money to burn)
Lose it all like a naked lady/ or
Bet it all n then make him pay me/ for
Me to spend it all, you know Satan’s waiting/
40/40 two nights in a row… 80/80/ (shut it down)
I ain’t talking bout the bar, but the amount we spent/
Go home or go hard, you know how we went/
This how we vent/ when ya life is so crazy/
And you amazed that you made it/ only one way to phrase it/
Baby, this is Vegas/

Hook


Dec 13, 2013

Vegas Baby 2: Single


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“The bright lights, the skyline, the night life, the ice shines… This is Vegas Baby!”

How many times have you been to Las Vegas and every night feels like it could be the best night of your life? “Vegas Baby” is a portrayal of that very excitement. From the opening keys to the captivating drums, Vegas Baby 2 captures Sin City in a jazzy, melodic bounce. With lines like “let’s roll some dice tonight/ variety’s the spice of life/ so if the price is right/ I’ll find a couple wives tonight” Champagne Duane bottles his aspirations- from success to life’s guilty pleasures- in a smooth flow that puts us right on The Strip. Cee Goods’ is the perfect compliment as he vividly describes the magic of Las Vegas: “now I’m coolin’ with my people watching views that’ll change your life/ don’t blink for a second, this may never happen twice.”

One shot, one kill. One shot, one spill. This is Vegas Baby!

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Dec 11, 2013

Vegas Baby 2: Snippet

Promote it! Download the Snippet Instagram video and copy and paste the following caption:

Official Vegas Baby 2 Instrumental on [vegasbaby2.com], Co-Produced by @theintangiblez (@therealjayham and @jmanny12) and @ceegoods #vb2 #vegasbaby2 #vegasbaby Single by @champagneduane drops Friday, Dec 13!


Dec 08, 2013

Vegas Baby 2: Instrumental

Las Vegas Baby! The instrumental to the second installment of Las Vegas’ newest anthem. (Co-Produced by: The Intangiblez and C Goods Productions)

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Official Vegas Baby 2 Instrumental on [vegasbaby2.com], Co-Produced by @theintangiblez (@therealjayham and @jmanny12) and @ceegoods #vb2 #vegasbaby2 #vegasbaby Single by @champagneduane drops Friday, Dec 13!


Dec 06, 2103

This is VEGAS Baby!

The minute you touch down in LAS VEGAS, your mind is brought to a place of BLISS. A place where cares and concerns are at a minimum; where DREAMS and ambitions become ATTAINABLE. All walks of LIFE are there for one common goal – to have a good time. ‘VEGAS BABY’ seeks to introduce you to your own ASPIRATIONS – from success to life’s guilty pleasures. It reminds you to keep after your GOALS, that possibilities are ENDLESS, and that the OPPORTUNITY LIVES in this very moment.

One shot, one kill. ONE shot, one spill.
THIS is Vegas, baby.

Champagne Duane has returned with the second installation of the Vegas Baby saga.  This sequel compliments the original adventure nicely, with the tagline ‘the dreams are way bigger now’. Follow as the story unfolds, with snippets, behind the scene video footage, and downloads of the upcoming single.