t’s that time of the year; all the year-end awards are declared by Billboard. Drake won two awards, Hot Rap Song of the year for “Best I Ever Had” and Top New HipHop/R&B Artist of the Year. He is also listed in some other charts that you can peep below (but they don’t make any top 10s). Billboard Charts are calculated using custom formulas collecting sales, streaming and radio play. Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers don’t.
A month ago, Drake was in New York for a photoshoot with VIBE Magazine. He will be on artist featured on the December 2009 issue.
Here’s the mastered version of JD Era’s song featuring Drake.
JD Era feat. Drake – Rock and Roll (Produced by Boi-1da)
Following the arrival of an on-set clip and several pictures taken from the shooting location of Drake’s “Successful” music video, another behind-the-scene footage for the video has just been shared. Unlike the previous one which gives a look at Trey Songz’s cameo appearance, this new clip mainly takes its focus on Drake.
Though this footage doesn’t feature Trey’s part, it does provide a commentary from the R&B singer. He mostly talks about what the upcoming video is dealing with. When asked about the premiere date of the full-length video, he said “ASAP” when it’s completed.
“Successful” actually has Lil Wayne’s vocal on the hook in addition to Trey Songz’s. But, its music video has been filmed without Weezy’s verses. The song comes off Drake’s mixtape “So Far Gone” which has been confirmed to get a re-release treatment across U.S. on September 15.
Writter Ivory Sherman explains… Drake’s new music video was not very good and for such a talented artist, he needed a better video.
Rapper Drake’s video for his first single, “Best I Ever Had,” was released on July 1 and it’s his first single from his third mix tape, “So Far Gone.” I admit that I have recently become a Drake music fan. I have supported Drake since he was on “Degrassi” so I decided to support him with his music. But his new music video may have changed my mind. The music video is not good. It is not because it was poorly produced but rather the theme of the music video does not correlate with the message of the song.
In the music video, Drake is coaching a woman’s basketball team. Their uniforms are pink and skintight and they lose to the opposite team (who are not wearing skintight uniforms). My problem with the video is not that the camera is using its slow motion feature to highlight that these women are well endowed. My problem with the video is that it does not match with the song but most importantly, Grammy-winning artist Kanye West produced it. Kanye West is a talented music artist and producer, but he did not do a good job on Drake’s video (everyone has their bad days, right?).
I would like to know what Kanye was thinking about when he believed that a women’s basketball team would go great with a song called “Best I Ever Had.” I expected to see Drake on a college campus talking to a girl on his cell phone saying, “Sweat pants, hair tied, chillin’ with no makeup on/that’s when you’re the prettiest, I hope that you don’t take it wrong.” Instead, I saw women with huge breasts wearing skintight uniforms asking Drake, “But I thought I was the best you ever had?”
Final Thought: Drake is a new and upcoming artist but his music video should have been better. Best I Ever Had? More like the worst I’ve ever seen. I hope that the next music video will be better and it would also help if it would make some kind of sense.
Source: The Celebrity Cafe