Drake has released a star-studded video for his new song Nice For What. The superstar rapper told his audience that he has a “new single dropping” at his Toronto show on Thursday night, 6 April and now he’s delivered on his promise.
The new video for Nice for What features actresses including Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Tiffany Haddish, breakout Black Panther star Letitia Wright, Michelle Rodriguez, Insecure’s Issa Rae, Black-ish’s Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones and Emma Roberts – as well as singer Syd, ballet star Misty Copeland and Drake himself – dancing along with the new track in the video directed by Karena Evans, who previously shot the big budget video for Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’.
‘Nice for What,’ produced by Noah ‘40’ Shebib and Murda Beatz utilises a sample of Lauryn Hill’s ‘Ex Factor’. The rapper hinted in March that he was working on a song that made use of the track, which appeared on The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. Drake previously sampled Hill’s ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ for his one-off 2014 single ‘Draft Day.’
Drake also told his Toronto audience on Thursday night that he was back in his native city to finish up work on his next album, the proper follow-up to 2016’s Views. More Life, released last year, is a mixtape that served to bridge the gap between albums. Drake previously previewed the impending album with his Scary Hours EP, featuring ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ and ‘God’s Plan’, which charted highly on the Billboard Hot 100.
Drake presently holds the record for the most number one singles on the US Hot Rap Songs chart with 15 and as a rap artist, he has the most No 1 singles on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with 16. His first number US and UK No 1, ‘One Dance has since also become the most played song on streaming media service Spotify, with over one billion individual streams.
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