Waka Flocka Flame’s ’Round Of Applause’ video features Drake and Draya from ’Basketball Wives.’
The Mr. Boomtown-directed (obviously) video has a loose story about a good girl Flocka fell in love with (Draya from “Basketball Wives LA”) who turns bad after becoming “a fixture of the underworld” and “dealing with the wrong people” due to an escalating obsession with money (naturally). Storywise, it’s nothing we haven’t seen 1,000 times before, but a new Flocka video is always welcome on my Tumblr dashboard.
Watch Waka Flocka Flame’s “Round Of Applause” video featuring Drake after the jump.
After a few quick shots to set up the “story,” Flocka and #Squad hit the club where other than some slick body painting (sorry about the blurs, fellas) and a solid Mondrian patterned dress, we’re in real familiar territory. However, the “Round Of Applause” video is historically significant (in the internet rap nerd sense) because we see the debut of Flocka’s $150k FogHorn Leghorn “my chain’s got a chain” chain. It’s not on the level of the Fozzie Bear chain cameo in the Grove Street Party video, but it still puts a smile on my face. Also important to mention is the No. 2 Hottest MC In The Game, Drake, actually came through for this shoot. Probably hoping to avoid having another tall-ass Atlanta rapper calling him out on the YouTubes. Oh, and then the whole thing ends with my favorite rap video trope, “to be continued” (Hannibal Buress fans, you know what that is).
I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve heard “Round Of Applause” about five times a week since October when I hit the lunch buffet at Laces II erryday, and I’m still not tired of it. So cut the lights off, turn the bass up and get ready to throw next month’s rent in the air.