All Drake cares about is money and the city that he’s from, and in his “Headlines” video Drake puts both on full display. Standing center field in Toronto’s Rogers Centre, Drizzy adjusts his black Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap as the stadium’s scoreboard is lit up with the title of his October 24 album, Take Care.
The Young Money soldier released the clip on Sunday through his October’s Very Own blog, three weeks before his sophomore LP is set to drop. Directed by OVO crew members Lamar Taylor and Hyghly Alleyne, “Headlines” doesn’t necessarily follow a narrative but instead places Drake in a few different scenes, performing his rhymes for the camera and contemplating his comeback.
“I might be too strung out on compliments, overdosed on confidence,” the MC spits as he emerges from a blockade of his stoic-looking crew members. From there, we see Drake rapping in front of a rundown building with the letters “OVOXO” sprayed in graffiti on the wall, and then spitting his verse in a high-rise elevator.
Interestingly enough, no other members of the Young Money team appear in the video; no cameos from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj or Cash Money’s Birdman. It is a family affair, however. By the start of the second verse, Drake sits at the head of a dining table, puffing on a cigar with an assortment of wine bottles scattered about. Members of his team sit with him in a “Sopranos”-style, La Cosa Nostra scene.
It isn’t the over-the-top video Kanye West directed for Drizzy’s “Best I Ever Had.” Instead “Headlines,” like the previously released “Marvins Room” video (also from Take Care), is set in Canada and gives a more intimate look into who the superstar rapper really is.
As the clip comes to a close, Drake is once again standing center field in Roger’s Centre as the stadium’s dome opens to reveal Toronto’s skyline. Who says you can’t go back home?
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