Hate To Say “I Told Ya So”, but… Drake – “Best I Ever Had” {Dir: Kanye West}

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Now I promise I will lay off the Drake and Kanye posts. Shit, I promise I will post more period. But I just wanted to take this moment to let you know how displaced my mood was after I watched this video. I think Kanye is going for this whole Jonzesque episode of boyish, tongue in cheek humour… which is cool …trust.

Unfortunately though, for both Drake and the buying listening experiencing public, I think the non-eventiness {my word, don’t bite..or matter of fact…go head and bite} of the piece, which I know was totally calculated, really does a disservice to what WAS one of the biggest breakthrough singles to hit mainstream Hip-Hop in years. Kanye gonna say it was purposefully crass. He’s gonna say its sensibility is what makes it “art”.  He’s probably gonna say it in all lowercase {because he’ll be on some new shit}, and the trendhounds will probably eat it up.  But it’s going to be hard to get over on people on their fifth and fifteenth and fiftieth viewings. Yeah, you’re thinking bout it now, right? Not poppin, huh?

All that said, I liked the opening. The slowmo entrance was very Spike/Hype (c) ’94, and those dudes and that year get me every time.  And I’m a heterosexual male.  And it was filmed around the corner from my crib.  And I’m a heterosexual male.  And uhh, I like the lighting.  So it gets a pass… A 5 minute “go to talk to the principal out in the hallway” pass.  So [Yung] money better start getting his “stadium status” on quickfast.

Oh yeah… I told you so.

Shouts to those demons in the NMC for the …everything…those guys are good. Real good.

And just in case you are too cool to click the link to see what I was referring to as far as that opening is concerned, here is the G.O.A.T. slow mo intro to a breakthrough single.


2 Responses to “Hate To Say “I Told Ya So”, but… Drake – “Best I Ever Had” {Dir: Kanye West}”

  1. i hate to say this, but i like the video better when it’s on mute. i love the song, but the video doesn’t go with the song. the music and the video are much better separate rather than together. let’s hope drake drops a better video to a dope song

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