Drake Wows Fans With His Fantastic Song and Video for ‘Nice for What’
Drake has done it again. On Friday night (April 6), the rap superstar dropped another instant viral video for his latest single, “Nice for What.”
The star-studded clip, directed by Karena Evans, is a beautiful display of phenomenal women in sports, entertainment and the arts.
Among the women featured in the visual include Issa Rae, Olivia Wilde, a cigar-smoking Tiffany Haddish, Rashida Jones, Zoe Saldana (and her two children), fashion model Jourdan Dunn, Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, a zen Michelle Rodriguez and many more.
The song itself, produced by Murda Beatz, boasts a New Orleans bounce and a sample from Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” from her classic 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. On the track, Drake big-ups women who are independent and doing it for themselves.
"That's a real one, in your reflection / Without a follow, without a mention / You really pipin' up on these niggas / You gotta be nice, for what to these niggas," he raps.
"Nice for What" will most likely appear on Drake's next album, which he announced recently that he was almost finished recording it. The video is also a follow-up to his previous viral clip and single “God’s Plan,” which became only the second song in Billboard history to garnered 100 million streams in a week (Bauer’s novelty hit “Harlem Shake,” with 103.1 million, still holds the record over Drake’s 101.7 million).
On Twitter, fans are giving props to Drake for celebrating phenomenal women in his song and gorgeous new video.
"'Nice For What' is a nod to female empowerment. God’s Plan encouraged all of us to give back. Drake is doing everything he can to keep us positive in 2018," tweeted film producer Adam Best.
Another fan wrote, "Gods Plan was for everybody all ages, all races and genders, Nice For What is for the ladies who make the world go round, man what ah win!"
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