Drake Celebrates Talented Women Of All Colors In His Latest Video
Last night (April 6), Drake released “Nice For What,” a song that may be the first single from the new album he announced he was finishing, earlier in the week. The New Orleans bounce record features a prominent sped up sample of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex Factor,” and instantly packs feel good vibes.
Less than 24 hours later, Drake has released the video for “Nice For What,” and, like the song, it is a celebration of beautiful independent women. While Drake appears in the visual, he takes a backseat to what is a veritable who’s who of women of all colors who are accomplished in various sectors of life. Those featured include Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Michelle Rodriguez, Misty Copeland, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones, Olivia Wilde, Syd, Emma Roberts and more.
“Nice For What” is the second powerful video Drake has released in 2018. In February, his visual for “God’s Plan” showed the Toronto MC using the million dollar budget he had been allocated for the clip to give lavish gifts to fans and capture it on video. He took unsuspecting people on shopping sprees, delivered cars, gave scholarships and even just handed out wads of cash.
For an artist who has had lyrics that focused on himself over most of his catalog, this is a welcomed side to Hip-Hop’s biggest star.