Lauryn Hill Takes Her Beat Back From Drake & Adds A Nice New Verse (Video)
Drake is currently promoting his Scorpion album, due on an undisclosed date next month. In preparation, the OVO founder and superstar artist recently released “Nice For What,” a video single that has since topped the charts. The Bounce-inspired track, produced by Murda Beatz, Blaqnmild (among others) contains several samples—including those from Showboys, a Big Freedia performance, and Drake’s employer Birdman (care of an older Big Tymers single). Additionally, Drizzy and his team tapped into Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor.” It left some to wonder what exactly an artist of Ms. Hill’s caliber in the game may think about the #1 track itself.
Well, Heads may have an answer.
Last night (May 1) while performing the aforementioned “Ex-Factor” at the Apollo Theater in New York City, Lauryn Hill flipped the script on Drake, and ultimately herself, by playing a remixed version of “Nice For What.” With her band keeping the beat rolling, Ms. Hill rips a freestyle, providing a live representation of what it means to truly be “nice.”
“This is ‘Ex-Factor’ / He took the sample / My sh*t is classic / Here’s an example,” she begins and repeats several times. Lauryn adds that “so many wanna spice it up.” Ms. Hill gets back to L-Boogie form for show-goers at the Apollo.
#BonusBeat: Also last night, Drake was court-side for his beloved Toronto Raptors taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Based on audio, many speculate that a sideline confrontation took place between the YCMBR superstar and the Cavs’ Kendrick Perkins:
Online, Drake commented on Elliott Wilson’s Instagram page, “I just said I liked the hem on his capris.”