Drake released two new videos today, both from 2011’s Take Care.
The first is for the title track, featuring Rihanna, and sampling Jamie xx and Gil Scott-Heron’s excellent mix of “I’ll Take Care of U“. It was directed by Yoann Lemoine, and it absolutely nails the atmospherics while highlighting the themes of the song. It’s a beautifully shot clip.
The other is for “HYFR (Hell Ya Fuckin’ Right) (Ft. Lil Wayne)”, and was directed by Director X. It shows footage of Drake getting “re-bar mitzvah’d as a recommitment to the Jewish religion”, and it looks like one hell of a party.
Check them both out below.
“Take Care (Ft. Rihanna)”
“HYFR (Hell Ya Fuckin’ Right) (Ft. Lil Wayne)”
Almost surprisingly, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for this Rihanna tune. It probably has something to do with Calvin Harris being on board, because as far as musicians that can hit a beat go, he’s well and truly up there.
So I jumped at the chance to check out a remix of the track, by none other than Star Slinger – the UK producer who’s been making waves since mid-2010 – and who it’s taken me far too long to notice. This glitchy reinterpretation (not a remix, but a “refix” according to his SoundCloud page) singles out Rihanna’s chorus while putting a much more dominating beat behind it – one of those exciting beats that encourages dancing, but still has that dangerous edge that could throw you.
Check it out and grab a download below!
Also worth checking out is his Childish Gambino remix!