Drake hit Toronto’s hood for his homeboy (and rumored artist) P Reign’s videoshoot. Drake took time out of touring to come show his support.
Drake and I have been good friends for a while now and he’s a big supporter of my music,” P Reign said. “He’s like a brother to me. I know he’s real busy with his touring and promo, so I’m glad he was able to come out and show love.
Here are a full set of photos from the video shoot that iluvlola.net took exclusively. Look out for a behind the scenes video clip to be released later on this week as well. Also look out for P Reign’s mixtape hosted by DJ Holiday When It Reigns it Pours coming soon!
This is a unofficial reference music video for Drake’s “Killer” featuring Nipsey Hu$$le. Produced & directed by Tony Billz. Not only does he create dope visuals to add to ‘Killer’, but also notice his original artistic interpretation of the song.
‘I just wanted to laugh,’ Drake says of clip featuring women’s basketball team.
Some fans liked it, some fans were scratching their heads after the debut of Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” video last month. Some in the blogosphere said the clip’s buxom female basketball team did nothing but cater to the male audience without matching the theme of the song; others just thought it wasn’t all that creative. And a couple of bloggers even went so far as to suggest that director Kanye West sabotaged Drake’s production.
In fact, Drake told MTV News that West offered to shoot another video for the song, and he declined. He noted that receiving mixed reviews of his clip was a great lesson. [Read more →]
Complex: Everyone’s been waiting on this video. Can you take us through the making of it?
Drake: Yeah. The video is directed by Kanye West. Basically we decided, as opposed to taking ourselves super serious, we just wanted to have some fun with it. Myself, being a young man, a young single man at that, I kind of wanted to be real about the way I function with women at this current point in my life. Which is, I don’t have one woman that I call my girl. There’s different girls in my life that play different roles and I see at different times, but collectively they kind of make up the roster of happiness for me [Laughs].
Complex: Understandable. So what’s the concept?
Drake: The concept of the video is, I’m a coach at a high school and the girls of my life are all on my high school basketball team. Throughout the video you see us prepping for this big championship game, and my team ends up losing. You see the looks on their faces at the end of the video, but the moral of the story, I guess, is win or lose, you can still be the best to somebody. When women see the video and see all the breast and ass, hopefully they don’t take offense. Hopefully they see the real meaning.
Read the full interview here.
Drake released his debut video, “Best I Ever Had,” video to little fanfare today from female fans and industry alike, “I am appalled as a female in the music industry. I was a huge fan of his music before I saw this. He’s not your typical hip-hop artist so why would he film a typical late night BET video. Trash I call it,” says an employee from Giant. Fans are upset at Director Kanye West, “man kayne f**ked diz (this) man video up…bet if it was jay-z video kayne wuld (would) make sure it was on point,”
What do you think of the new music video?