Drake "Best I Ever Had" from kwest on Vimeo.


Directed by Kanye West.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Best I Ever Had

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foxxy said...

Ahem... TITTIES. That is all.

Young Son said...

I will be real and this is coming from a huge fan who as a rapper himself might say you are his favorite emcee right now and have been since 2006 when I heard the line"the time you took to get cool was a massive delay".

This video was quite boring and corny. Even though I can rock with the ladies who “threw some D’s on it”, it almost was just tasteless and not put together well. IMO, you would have been better off doing a Degrassi themed video with the actual characters and non-mutated women. Where is Melissa Mac when you need her? LOL

This is coming from a true cat that rocks with your music bruh...I wasn't feeling this. No hate...I just wasn't. I'm hoping your cinematic creativity grows in the future for your future vids.

Thanks for hearing my opinion.

-Young Son, The Hip Hop Dreamer

http://www.youngsonmusic.com

SoPastElle said...

Foxxy said it all.

Eliza~Love said...

Ok so... this isn't what I expected at all...

chriscuretoncom said...

Haha Kanye Dope. Remix of this:

http://www.chriscureton.com/ChrisCuretonYouTheBestRemix.mp3

reply to chriscuretoncom@aol.com if you like.

OliviaShanaye. said...

could have been alot better.

Shakira said...

Not my favorite, cuz.

Donte` said...

lol.. i thought it was OVER FUNNY... it wasnt the best video but i can tell its cut from a kanye cloth.. he never gives you what you expected

beattyboi33 said...

I expected Drake to be on some next level shit this wasnt the best i ever had i thought i was gonna see..i mean its cool and it's kinda funny but he suppose to be talking to like alot of girls going through each verse talking to each of them or summn like that not a bball team coach...thats lame yeezy

AP said...

Not really feeling the video. The ending was funny, but in general I kind of expected something more singularly focused and a little more tasteful... just my opinion.

eknowsnas401 said...

so...bouncy breasts and skimpy outfits? novel idea! ahh i'm really upset right now. whatever, better luck next time!

remedy said...

meh, nothin' special. i expected more from kanye.

Hyphenated Illnizzy said...

Fucking thing sucks! I am so disappointed in this video, you guys, Kanye, and Drake. How could you give this the fucking thumbs up>

Young Son said...

Hahaha. Hyphenated Illnizzy channeling that Bill O'Reiley!

EPIK said...

I fucks wit you my dude... this isn't it.. Bouncing titties always gets em though LOL..

vivalajuicy said...

the irony and the comedy is what got me.
but basically this is wasn't the best way to introduce yourself into everything.
i think even though you have such a great buzz now your stuff still be top notch.

this is good yes, but i think it can be SO much better.

=\
i'm still a drizzy fan no doubt but it has to get better.

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vivalajuicy said...

to lilgagstagirl i think the point was to throw you off.
like the irony of the video idk thats what i got from it.

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pdg said...

I had to watch this three times before I got it. Even though they lost, they're still the fuckin best! I love it. "But Drake all you ever taught us how to do was stretch!" - made me laugh. Definitely not what I expected, sooo much better. Love it Drake

scorpiofasho said...

When dey put dat D on u take it like the champions you are! Take dat D!!! LMFAO Dat ish was great but cmon Drizzy, Oliver, 40, all yall!!! Yeezy ain't do da song any justice wit da video. I mean da girls are good look all day but da song touches errbody on a deeper level ya feel me!!! I think I speak for all of us fans in requesting a reshoot of the video!!! Please and we really will thank you later!!!

lamar832 said...

drake i love u as a fan of your music but this video sucks ass i mean what the hell is this it has nothin 2 do with the song but since im a true fan i will always listen 2 u

xhikxa said...

Not my favorite video..the second speaking segment was kind of funny.

Overall a huge disappointment.

Nicollette said...

So .. i dont know what i was expecting. i dont understand this video? Big breasted women, and then the team looses?? I mean, this could possible be banned, or even more heavily censored. Butt cracks and boobs??
I get that Kanye be tryna be creative, and didnt want to the traditional Drake and girl, lovey dovey video.. but maybe that was what was needed. I mean, for Drakes first video.. im just afraid it might not get much air time. and that would really suck!
But shot out to Drake with all them Cameos. Trey, Fabo, Young Money?? Big ups!!
We'll see. Im glad you got a video Drizzy. Finally! You deserve it!

lilgagstagirl said...

this is wat i said before:
song is great and HUGE HUGE fan of Drake, but the concept of the video wasnt at all in synch with the song....can someone please explain to us wat the meaning and wat the concept of the video has to do with the song...im not tryna dog kanye west nd his directing but its off..the video was ok besides the fact that i am so thrown off....

But now thinking back i remember watchin a video where drake said that the video wasnt about the song...it still made me laugh but also still coulda been better

J.Ryan said...

Drake I really don't think you thought this was the best way to represent the song. I think you respected Kanye's vision and let him dictate and I wish you hadn't done that. Kanye has done some great things and he's established his name, but you're still establishing yours and rather than submitting to him I wish you had looked out for yourself.
While I'm sure plenty of guys will like the boob action, this completely excluded a major part of your fan base: Women. And even though the last minute was funny, it didn't make up for the rest of the video. What happened to making a video that would make the ladies feel special? I wasn't expecting Musiq Soulchild "So Beautiful" but I was hoping for something more inviting than this. Not only was the concept off, its execution was slightly off-putting since every girl on your team looked exactly the same. I look forward to your next project and I hope you have more input in the final outcome cuz this just doesn't feel like you at all.

fye said...

wish it was more of a real story or sumthing that has to do with the lyrics to the song. Im not tryna say the viddeo was bad cus anyone that knows me knows i go ham for drake. But i just wish the story was better the video was exactly what i wish it wasnt (full of Video chicks bouncing up and down basically flashing the viewers) but over all it was kinda funny and trey songz had a cameo in it so i give it a 3 1 for comedy 1 for trey and 1 just cus its drake

Naneazy the Young Chief said...

THIS VIDEO IS FUCKING GREAT. FUCK 'EM IF THEY DON'T LIKE IT. HOW CAN YOU TELL THE ARTIST THAT MADE THE SONG HIS VIDEO DIDN'T CONNECT TO THE SONG?

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breakyourcrayons said...

Alright, I'm disappointed.

The video was horrible! C'mon Drake, this was suppose to be for the ladies and its as tasteless as you can possible make it. Remake this shit ASAP.

-Koko

Yung said...

This should've been an alternative video...either way, the intellectual will still grasp the concept behind it, but it could've been dumbed down a bit more. I CAN SAY - you did break the mold and didn't do the traditional "Chris Brown - Yo" music video type thing.

Good looks, anyways.
-Stizzy
www.myspace.com/stizzythegreat

foxxy said...
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sha said...

uhhh. really?
it's aiight.

get 'em with the next one!

Yung said...

Ok!!

So I actually listened to it....The video was GREAT. I LOVE THE SEXUAL INNUENDO THROUGHOUT THE VIDEO LOL, I GET IT NOW. IT ALL MAKES SENSE!! "TAKE THAT D" "WE GOT 2 MINUTES"

GOOD VIDEO DRAKE!! DONT WORRY ABOUT IT, I SAY YOU RELEASE IT TO BET IMMEDIATELY! -STIZZY-

Tim E. said...

I thought the video was a metaphor for a relationship with a woman. Tell her she’s the best even when she may not be. Get her some clothes or uniforms in this case and hope that she steps her confidence up. I thought the whole basketball team thing was just a metaphor for a relationship with a chick. Could have been a bit more theatrical, but still a good showing Drake. He has come a very long way since I was first introduced at a studio back in 2004 to this young kid that raps & that is an actor on the new Degrassi t.v. show.

drizzy_love said...

.ughh drakee;everybodyy sayy dhatt dhiss videoo suckk,and i thinkk they are wrong;even though thiss video doesn't really go with the song.its still good;but you should have shown less girlss andd moree youu.you is soo freakinn sexii;&&im a huge fann of drake.lovee youu babee.keep dhaa musiq cominn.:-)

steven said...

YEA! THIS IS SOME NICE STUFF! I SEE U TRYIN TO PULL THE MEN INTO IT AS WELL, GOOD IDEA ;), CUZ ITS DEFINITELY WORKIN :D! but all jokes aside, drake basically allowed kanye to dictate the whole vision of the video. i expected the video to be more of a story telling type thing featuring women in different situations with there man and the guys making up for it. that wouldve been really dope!

bluepryncess59 said...

Okay, i love you Drake. But I ain't gonna lie.. That video sucked! I waited and waited for the video to come out and now that I finally see it, I am so disappointed.
It just doesn't seem like you. Looks like its just another Kanye, College Dropout era video. I love Kanye and all but I wish that I could see more of YOUR ideas. I'd much rather watch your Replacement Girl vid than this one. And it sucks cause Best I Ever Had was one of my favorite songs and the video doesn't even match! I hope you re-shoot the video and do it your way. Pleaaaase :)
I still love ya though ;)

bunkd said...

not gonna lie bro.. kinda disappointed. didnt fit the song well at all. personally i dont give a shit cuz u make sick music.. just sayn.

TRiNDi Couture said...

Not what I expected...I was hoping for a lot more Drake camera time.

It was very funny though & males are loving it...

Mike M. said...

The reason this song became so popular was because your women respecting lyrics; however, the video is the opposite. im disappointin and imma huge fan.

ivanbnumba3 said...

video was wack son, This is suppose to be for the ladies not some breast fest.(Constructive Criticism)

Paulina said...

why drake why?

amanda said...

im very disappointed! ... drake coulda did alot better.. than making it just tits! ughhh .
- -kanye should be embarrassed

Emmef said...

well if you watched his interview he said the whole video was a metaphor. it's how all guys have a roster of girls that they're usually talking too and how they're like the best they ever had or some shit. idk. the "metaphor" gets lost though in between double D's.

I should've known Kanye would do this. First of all he is OBSESSED with breasts so that was a given. But damn Drake, just because he's Kanye doesn't mean whatever he does is right. I think your first vid should be WAY more toned down and maybe a little cliche' but that's all right because it's your first. Then when you get bigger you can have the nerve to make these kind of videos and not give a shit, just like Kanye.

not a fan of this and i can't say it'll grow on me. this is pretty fuckin tasteless

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lorethargamble said...

ii love dis song iit is So FUCKN` Hott DUDE..?``` ii Love yuh Drake..? --Clearly Retha Biish..?

jsmooth406 said...

Laying out my honest opinion from a fan who's been following you for years. I assume that the main point of the video is to be sarcastic and stereotypical, but this was put together in a corny and distaseful way. The photography stresses ass & titties; whats the idea here? Come out with a video of what you would expect to see on the TV? Nothing new here, nothing that separates you from the crowd. You have these monstrous women come out at the end... is this supposed to be what you're up against? Small fish in the ocean full of big ass sharks? Either I didn't get it or it just doesn't flow. Overall it's bad video, corny as shit, and I don't tip my hat to Kanye on this one. You should have went with whatever your original idea was... Learn from this mistake and produce something unique in the future.

Anonymous Priss said...

No Drake, no. And I love your music, why Drake? Scratch that- Why Kanye? No story line, none at all. Please do a different version, something more creative, minus all the titties? Your female fans probably won't like this.. Try again.

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versace_xo said...

You Can't Be Serious ?!
I was expecting big things from this video Drake wth happened??just cuz his names kanye doesn't mean he should be directing your video!! sorry boo but its corny... im still down wit chu though 110%

Erica xo
Reppin dat 514 MTL Stand Up

* Bri-Jay _ x . said...

I definently have to agree with Young Son and the majority of the comments posted here. I'm been a HUGE fan of yours ever since Room of Improvement. I got excited when I saw the teaser clip on Alexa Chung's show. I've supported everything you've done with your career up until this point.

You really disapponted with the direction you took with this video. It's a good video, but it did not appeal to what I thought was the song's focus. I was almost to tears (and I'm not lying) when I saw the full video. The video is not tasteful. The breastravaganza that went on during the video was not classy and there was no central theme/focus. All the the video girls chosen looked like they were family- they had big tits, average asses and were light skinned.

This video was supposed to be EPIC. This is like the song of the year! I feel really depressed- not over the edge, but in a 'fan way'- because this is the first time Drake has disappointed me. And I understand that Kanye (one of my favorite rappers) just 'oozes' creativity, but what happened to trying to make the female feel special and having a more intimate vision?

I hope this video goes well with other people, especially on MTV and 106 & Park, because I'm still a huge fan- but this is definently not what I've expected.

Nior said...

F all that from one musical genius to another I like the irony behind the opening lines of the song and this video the metaphor was ok I guess if your into obvious metaphors but the over all contrast of the song and video are very polarizing I'm more impress by your lyrics than videos sense I'm a stan though i guess I would give this a 7

regandnic said...

ok this could ave been way better.. what was kanye thinking this video doesnt go with the song...

foxxy said...

Okay... I'm finally seeing the metaphor. Good concept, but most people (as you can see) aren't gonna get this right away. So, you're gonna have to explain and defend yourself every step of the way with this one. I can honestly say that I appreciate the effort, but your first (technically, second) music video as a new artist to this game was just a little too "veteran" and over-their-heads for me. Better luck next time, Drizzy. I know you'll figure it out.

jellybooty03 said...

Those tops were hideous. Maybe the way they were cut but it made the women's boobies look nasty. The video was a no go for me.

crem3delafemm3 said...

wow kanye SUCKS for this one, ithink he kinna skrewed you, drizzy.

iwas kinna expecting liek a "drake-version" of lost without you or something. but this was corny, tasteless &a huge letdown

its liek a vid tht makes fun of thee original video. womp. ohwell even tho you fucked up, drakes here too stay. better luck next time

&ill be seeing you august 13th ! woot woot! VIP seats, bby =*

Mr.Big Dreams said...

yo i fuck with drake but this video sucks... i blame him and kanye together this shit stinks... drizzy should of went elsewhere for direction this video has nothin to do with what he is talkin about in the song.. major dissapointment basketball? smh...... music videos typically never have anything to do with what is being said anymore.. but why paint a picture with a song... then go and make a video they doesnt convey anything but tits and bad acting lol this video LAME

its cool tho

Ahmed13 said...

Messing with kanye on this one was a "no go"

baNgs! said...

DraKE i am a HUGE faN and i support all your worK... but this videO wasn't it my dude...me seeing big tittie bitches wit booty cut shorts made me feel a little disrespected...

aT first I was super stOked tO see this videO but now that i have, i must admiT im dissapointed babes...

wit all the taLent and creative ideas thaT u cOme up with, i thOught this was bOut to be crackk.

Chase said...

Now the video is funny and different from what I expected. I mean the women in the video, damn, but that's not enough. This type of video shoud've been one he put out when he was established, DEFINITELY not as his first video.

Where he failed, is that so many women loved this tune because it held them in a positive light and wasn't corny at all. All you have to do is see Mary J Blige's or Queen Latifah's comments on him. However, this video does a complete U-Turn on what women loved in the song and I reckon maybe will turn some of the newer fans off.... Read more

It was directed by Kanye, and I could see Kanye dropping a video like this himself. But that is Kanye, and I don't think Drake could drop a video like this for his first video.

Everyone is looking up to Drake as the BIG thing, so for him to put a video that is all about tits and ass is typical and weak to what a lot of people expected. Now I bet Drake/Kanye will try and explain a deeper meaning behind the video, but the majority of people watch stuff on the surface level....and on the surface level, this fails. Which pains me to say it as a massive Drake supporter.

Chainz said...

Yo Drizzy, Love the video!!! At first look, it was very unexpected, but it grew on me, and now I can't stop watching it. I knew Mr. West would put some humor in it, and you played the part very well. Kanye is a Beast. Keep it Coming Drizzy!!!!!

Mz.Twist said...

I love drake... but this video is WEAK... Lke I said b4 dont get me wrong... I got nothin but love for u drake... but when u hear this song, you think about someone special... not a group of big busted cheerleaders. I dunno.. I expect more from you! But in reality... your new at this... and I aint no producer myself soooo... maybe I just dont see the connection...
there are some funny spots in it... But I have faith that from here on out your videos will continue to get better... Keep doin ur thing!! Much respect & UR the F'n Best!!

kellyxoxo said...

drake, you have the craziest mind, i am so excited for what you have comming, you have this flow and swag that i never knew anyone could portrait in lyrics and songs. great music!

KinahS. said...

Drake for real! This is lame. I think they are setting your ass up. Kanye could have came up with something way better than this. Do you really think this dude wants you to be hot! WHy would you let him make your video...all the attention is on you not him so of course he is gonna make you a garbage vid...

And shame on you for cosigning. People are doubting you after that wack ass BET performance and now this. Don't get me wrong I been a fan since the Room for Improvement mixtape so it bothers me to see you do crap. CMON YOU LETTING THE FANS DOWN BIG TIME!!!

LGOD said...

I guess I was expecting a Wicked-ass Video, coming from Drizzy and Yeezy!
But just like the video females losing, I felt this video was like the team.

BUT, after thinkin bout it, felt like it wasn't that bad!
Coming from T.O, is there some kinda metaphor that we can't just keep buffing you and just teach you "stretches" but actually support you first before we put you out in the big leagues???
or am I looking too hard into it.

Meh, I don't mind the occasional eyecandy vid.
Good ol' Kanye spielbergo cooking up something thats making people use their energy to talk about it though!


Peace and Love

LG

igotxx3 said...

huge drake fan but the vdeo has no concept lol...girls look nice though

C_Tay said...
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Cooncerned said...

Message for drake: Pull this video!

DO NOT RELEASE THIS OFFICIALLY PLEASE. This is coming from a true fan and I’m trying to look out for your best interest. Releasing this is just not going to do you any good infact I think it might serve in regressing your progress.

I am so unbelievably disappointed in this video I am actually compelled to write this comment which is something I have never done.

I know this video is Kanye directed and he is someone you hold in high regard, but don’t let that stop you in looking out for your best interest. Don’t be afraid to say even to a Kanye that this isn’t good enough and you don’t think it should be released because if this was his video you better believe he would be saying just that.

Some have commented that they believe Kanye was trying to sabotage you and based on what I just viewed I have to agree. For a man that is considered by himself and others a musical genius and prides himself on his artistry this is what he does for his directorial debut, OH PLEEEEASE.

(Beware of fake friends that smile in your face and wait to capitalize on your mistakes)

The song best I ever had for so many especially women represented a man’s positive view of a woman. It wasn’t about tits and ass, it wasn’t about objectifying her but honouring and respecting her and knowing she is that one, that she is the best. This video takes all the positive meaning away and shits on it, which is sad.

Remember when you put out a video the images become a visual representation of the song is this the visual you want associated with your song.

It is now early in the am and I’m writing this hoping that it gets to you before you officially release this to video stations. I hope you realize how essential it is that you pull this piece of generic embarassing crap of a video.

I say this with all the concern in the world.

VIDEO=EPIC FAIL

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C_Tay said...

Damn Drizzy! The way I'm expressing is this.. Kanye' posted, "Yeezy's Creation" all over the shit, Seriously. I respect & embraced the concept of So Far Gone mixtape and I listen to that shit daily, for real, daily.. This is good that you and him made HIStory to collab, but it's not you.. You came a long way from where you came from to this.. Remake the video, with your Originality. You are always a great artist to the eyes of us mixtape and album consumers, but what's the point, if you allowing the fact that you letting someone that had already established himself through his contributions to music from the Majority of "Blueprint" to "So Far Gone" with "Say You Will" instrumental and more ahead of the everlasting flow of life. I knew it would be ineveitable to make a good move that you and Ye' is cool,(both ends creatively, as well personally), and You pushing to bring the real on the song, "Say What's Real." It's wonderful that he let an artist like you use his beat from his own song, especially an album introduction track. I mean I know you and him have the same management Hip Hop Since 1978 and all, but damn Drizzy.. Damn.. First the King of Pop, now this.. Make History, not Yeezy's HIStory of College Dropout 2 with titties. Even though, we're men and we love that women allow to show such counterpart in videos. I'm a 22 yrs. old male , and still I have sense to say that an Artist is still a profession, as well, a professional artist handles business decisions of the day for an artist is to push your units of album/mixtapes and (singles) spin plays on radio stations, as well playing videos to get recognition of you, yourself, as an artist that's humble and intellegent, not careless. It degraded the concent of having the story of you found Women to be the best of what it is, to embrace you and your love for music and for them to be satisfied. Stay motivated to be Successful, because you made it further than any artist to receive the calm after such notoriety and good blessing of the article on Complex Mag, BET Awards, receiving followers to love your music. I'm keeping it authentic to say what's real, because we all love and respect what you do as well as we would see you in the streets, clubs, malls, and coliseums to pay to see you. I would still love to meet you on positive tip, instead of bad karma, because we don't want to wish it upon no one in this lifetime, especially all the losses in the world today. I don't have nothing against you nor Ye', just the justice of the video. I respect both of you men. I am not a blogger and I don't blog shit at all, hell this is my first time posting some real shit to another human being that I respect, just giving constructive criticism to show from a consumer's perception. I'm up at 3 something in the morning cannot sleep due to insomnia. I don't think I would blog again, unless a response from y'all come to me. I'd still be stoked to receive it. I'm from Jackson, Mississippi and there are people that will love to see you perform and willing to pay to see you. I'm excited about your release of your album later this year, even not knowing when is the release date. You've made so many people look to you and say that you're special with how you do things musically. I have to add that you shocked the world with adding "Screwed" music in your mixtape. DJ Screw would be proud to see that it made it further outside the US, into Canadian Borders.. God Bless the Gift of the Soul in Legend. Please respect the comment as well as the fans that we are. Thanks us later as we will thank you for another heartbeat to the revival of Hip Hop, with Remarkable Recession Rap.


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citysaysgo said...

drizzy the shit is dope....diffrent and funny as hell i just think you went over alot of stupid niggas heads

Jeston said...

I'm a guy. I love titties. But this video was a huge FAIL. It didn't remotely follow the direction of the song. Just a watered down Playboy Video. Sorry if I wanted to see that I got plenty of sites to go to. Be careful Drake and team. Don't let Kanye direct another video, otherwise your career will tank and I don't want that to happen.

meganmuse said...

*sigh*. As talented as he is I'm really really hoping drake has control over the artistic vision of the things he does in the future, and that might include telling the likes of kanye, thanks but no thanks. I mean WTF was that? The lighting and all those boobs made it seem like soft porn or something. I heard mary j say that Drake's musice made women feel 'special'. I dunno what kind of women she was talking about cuz I could only chuckle in disbelief when watching this. But hey if all publicity is good publicity then even alot of people compaining is better than nothing

djpc1023 said...

I like the video.. I think it's fun but the concept has nothing to do with the song!! I mean the fellas are going to love all the tits and ass.. I couldn't stop looking and the boobs everywhere..Lol.. But I love Drake.. i think he is very gifted and the wordplay is slick as WD40. Im from the Chi so Kayne is Da F-ing Best!! Hands Down!! Say what you want about Mister West but the many has gift and a artistic creativity musically and visually.. I love him...

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Del "D-Y-D" said...

"YOU TAKE THAT D! Like the champions that you are"

LMFAO

"We all know what we can do with 2minutes"

LMFAO

"But coach all you taught us how to do was stretch?"

LMFAO

Guys will be into this song much more now thas for sure

meganmuse said...

I also completely understand the he 'metaphor' so the behind this so the reason I dont like the video has nothing to do with things flying over my head. We are not reading Wordsworth here but sometimes images are more powerful, espcially after that whole fiasco with wayne at the BET awards this wasnt a good followup. Good thing artists grow.

Boobie G. said...

ahem, well. I've been a huge fan of yours since Degrassi and when I heard you were transitioning into an artist i was stellar excited. I knew you were very talented since that battle of the bands episode where craig was having problems writing lyrics for you guys' band, you and spinner rapped a lil bit and...well anyway i'm a huge fan of yours. but suffice it to say I'm not a fan of this video. I'm a chick so obviously all the T and A wasn't very appealing but the video was just really boring. I don't think it had anything to do with the song, i mean when i hear it i think your talking about this one bomb broad and well...she's the best, lol. I was just expecting something on a whole other level but this minor setback won't deter me from being your fan!!!

soda said...

Yo, I love creativity but, I can see it a little but it gets lost, I mean GPS almost could help you find the message. Like everyone song is actually bigger than the breast that are in the video. You might turn off a lot of your new fans, especially female fans. Some people are a little peeved that you didn't even have a presence of black women. If there were black women they didn't really look it.

Like somone else stated already you should have went with the deeper idea. You can do better.

Keep doing you, not someone else. Peace!

die said...

PLEASRE REDO THIS WACK VIDEO IT WAS HORRIBLE BUT I STILL respect you as a atrist this shit look like Degassi 2.0

Kennedy said...

You definitely have to watch the video more than once to understand the concept. Since I'm a female and females LOVE this song, yes, the predictable thing to do with the video would be...get one main girl and show the sweet relationship between a girl and a guy, but predictable is boring. Kanye might not win video of the year, but he will never give you predictable and you have to respect him for that. Even though the video has a dozen video girls in it and no central focus...I think its humor is funny and sweet at the same time. There is definitely sexual innuendos, with the side bar comments and the amount of girls i.e the basketball team concept, but underlying it all is this supportive side. Even though the girls are horrible basketball players, they are and will always be the BEST in Drake's eyes.

rmnybballer08 said...

WTF OMG Yall couldnt have chose girls that look like they knew what they was doin and still been cute no homo. That was hilarious to me bcuz im a girl and i can ball. I think it could have been alot betta.

EvolutionOfShe said...

Yes Foxxy. Titties R us. That IS all. PS. Some of them were bad titties at that!

Brotha Dahhrrkness said...
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Brotha Dahhrrkness said...

WOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!
.....
Okay, uummn...I'm gonna have to say, Kanye 'dropped the ball' on this one. Was expecting a lot more from both of you on this front.

Don't get me wrong you gonna have a lot of teenage boys putting this on heavy rotation now doubt due to the heavy handed supply of women. But just not what anyone was expecting and not the best move for your second video considering what you went though with Replacement Girl. Both of which, might I add are good songs. And yo..who is gonna play basketball in a gym that poorly lit? better off playin street-ball

Although it's not horrible, it would have been okay with that style of video for tracks by Soulja Boy.

You gonna still make your money though. Hey you can only go up from here!!!

MurguiaTheGreat said...

As long as Drake keeps putting out that good shit.. I could care less what his music videos look like.. lol

Brotha Dahhrrkness said...

Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the humor and boobs always a good choice in my books and sex sells and the song has a bit of a silly nature to it. I'll still try an support this video wit a big ass grin on my face. Just keep movin homie and don't be worryin too much about these comments from T-Dot a.k.a. Screwface Capital. Remember, you're not gonna please everyone all the time. You know this




P.S. can your next single be 'Uptown'. PLEEEEEEEAAAASSE!!!!!
LOVE DAT TRACK.

Lady Tasha said...

I appreciate you as an artist but I think that if you continue to promote yourself that way. For example not actually performing at the BET Awards and just sitting on a stool the whole time and now this obscene video that has nothing to do with the song is going to take you away from the limelight very rapidly! you will also loose your female fan base with this perception of you in this video. It's crazy because I Love Kanye, I went to the Glow in the Dark tour Twice, and could go 50 times more, so I'm shocked that this the best that he came up with! Drake, please do better because the public loves ya and wants to keep ya around.

Kennedy said...

Lady Tasha...the reason why he was sitting at the BET Awards is because, he tore his ACL.

SMG said...

Im really feeling the video man!!! But honestly I think you'll have a difficult time getting this played on t.v. Its way too racy for television. It might be a good idea to make a second video.

Lady Scorpio said...

HORRIBLE...I'm a fan of Drake and have been for some time, but I expected something more from this video. I expected more from Drake since he isn't like anyone else out right now. Yet he put out a video EVERYONE else has put out. Tits and Ass. Thanks for taking this awesome song that girls who DO chill in their sweat pants with their hair tied used as an anthem and turning it into a JOKE! You should've gone with YOUR vision and not that SABOTEUR Kanye's...

Disappointed in San Antonio

kimanisioux said...

Drake is like one of my favorite rappers ever and I love his music. But this video... not the best i've ever seen.

ashleycdc said...

I am the biggest Drake fan, and I love this song... but the video was a mess. No disrespects to Kanye, but the video does not go with the song at all. I've been waiting months for this video, and all I see are breasts every 10 seconds? I expected much better. Needless to say, I am hella dissappointed.

adeel2011 said...

Fine Women, But The Video by itself... Not feelin It

joe23houston said...

i a big fan and i love this song but the video could have been better not what i expected but im still a fan 100%

joe23houston said...

IM A BIG FAN OR YOURS I LOVE THIS SONG BUT THE VIDEO COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IM STILL A FAN 100%

M said...

First off I have to say that I am a fan, and I actually do like this song, even though the radio are stations are going to run it into the ground, but they do that with all hot commercial songs.

I won't jump out there and say that I am really feeling the video, but I do think its pretty creative and I realize I am probably not the target audience. I think this is a great video to release, especially since the females are the ones that really cop the albums, case in point, look at Fab. You could have went madd cliche with this and had some video of you riding around in a bently with some bad chic or you could have been in some crazy mansion serenading some bad chic, I am glad you didnt go that route..cause thats been done over and over again.

Next up you gotta drop a video for a song reminding cat that you can spit..and that you are a hip hop artist as well..perhaps Uptown or Think Good Thoughts. Don't let em forget you can spit..

M.Wanzer,
http://www.isit5oclock.com

Fabiola said...

As a female I'm so disappointed right now. This video was lame and it makes me sad because I know for a fact that you could've done waaaay better than this. I vote for a reshoot ASAP!

Excuse me while I cry myself to sleep...

Us... said...

Wow...don't get me wrong Drizzy is my favorite rapper right now but this video def. didn't live up to the hype. It had some funny parts but it could've and should've been better. And what happened to Rihanna playing the lead?

I'm voting for a reshoot too....minus Kanye

jesse said...

drizzy... love girls ,love the song and love them them girls running..lol but am not sure about the high school basketball coach thing i'm not going lie you were proper in the video but it didn't seem that the video to fit the song.. you no what i mean, i would think you were going to do it like a trey songz video like them take them to a club or chill with that one special girl..but you doing it great keep up with the musics can wait for the next album ...peace

rene_the_super_producer said...

this video was whack....how everyone on the team gon be the best you eva had?
i don't get it.....

SoPastElle said...

ummm...


where the chocolate at in this video?

BTTNext said...

This is awful. Peace.

Jason Battersby said...

I'm not sure if anybody already quoted this, but our man Drake set up the stage on Going in for life when he said " 'cause I have just been sittin' in this cell
Thinkin' what I coulda done to make my first video ground breaking", Since that track came out I was keen on seeing Drakes vision come to the screen, NOT Kanye's Vision. I respect Kanye as an artist, he's abosutely a talented man, and i'm a fan. I just dont think this video represents Drake as an artist. Drake you have shown us numerous times you are a skilled artist, whether its rap or acting. I'm not sure how much of the final product retains your vision, I just think something got lost in the translation between you and Kanye. I like the video, but this definitely isnt ground breaking stuff. Keep up the hard work brother, i'm a long time fan, so nothing but love from my end, cant wait to see you at the Toronto show in August. peace.

jasminand333 said...

Drake I hate to say it Love but KanYE Is not your friend stay far away he fried you on this video big time.. Your really good and you make people nervous in the game trust... This is not the kind of video that you do when your introducing at new artist. I mean damn I was shocked to see it and I was waiting... Not a good look hit the drawing board, and go find hype williams or something...U need me to market you, the video shoulda been you and one fly ass chick, and the next time I see no dark skin girls in the video it will be problems...

Jillian said...

i have to say i didn't like the video......i'm all for the irony and the witty lines did make me laugh....but the concept was nothing new...hopefully your next video will be better.

dubfifteen said...

ya'll aint real fans cause this aint his first video. his first video was "Replacement Girl" with Trey Songz. peep it out on youtube if you get the chance.

maRcus.. said...

video was awful, wasnt what i expected. coulda did something real nice with the video, instead it was just another video with a bunch of pretty faces and big tities. dissapointed, Drake! thought you were a little more real then that.

kel said...

i'm gonna go on a limb and say, the vids backward message was that the people with real skill will prevail. maybe the big tittied girls weren't the true focus, rather yet, the girls that actually put in work and didn't only just "stretch". i expected more, but as many people have said, put big titties in a vid and you'll get attention

Rashida said...

Okay, I get it. Didn't want to go literal with the vid--too predictable. It's a concept video. Maybe not "the best", but I loved the witty wordplay. On a pass/fail scale, I'd pass it.

SoSincere said...

Love the song, love the concept of the video, but it jus didnt come together well enough until the second half...I think you and Yeezy can reshoot this, but keep the concept, jus liven up the first half...all in all the video was solid though, I love the ironic use of *as tron* bouncing tittays. Hillarious ending...*as Jay in Freeway's "What We Do"* keep going

Chadillac said...

C'mon Drake. I know its your first video but look at the comp. Kanye - Through The Wire= Classic! Xzibit - Paparazzi= Classic! Snoop - Snoop Dogg= Classic Eminem - My Name is = Classic. I was defiantly expecting more from Drake since you are "The savior of Hip Hop" I guess i will blame Yeezy on this one

ReturnOFreason said...

Damn drake, not what i expected dawg, this video is not good man, has nothing to do with the song, you could've took a different direction. Only a strike in the video department but this could hurt. Also to many light skinned chicks haha

fsugreat1 said...

Huge disappointment, coming from a dude who LOVES breast, this is still just tasteless. Expected better from you Drake...much better. I feel like Kanye is tryna assassinate your career and character with this shit. I just don't understand how you can have such lyrically potent songs, and flop on a video that misrepresents everything about your character. Bad look.

Musikizme5 said...

the video is funny and everything but it think it brings down the meaning and value of the song well at least for the ladies. From a genuine statement of love and sincere admiration to damn ” i wana fu*k every girl so yeh they’re all the best but they need to have BIG BOOBS to qualify…BULLSHIT Common man…

this is where women need to jump ship and go watch to jerimiah birthday sex if they really wana feel special or something…unless you have low self respect then in that cast you’re the best LOL

But real talk, I respect drake an really love the music - been giving out his mixtapes to friends since last year - comback season and all that- but i think simple things can change people's perception of who he is ...or he can always two versions of the video..one for fun and one to really make the women feel special...

Adrian said...

Drake, I'ma write this to you as it seems like this is your blog. I can't front, I'm very disappointed in this video.

You are wearing thin with me. You have a ton of hype and the world by the balls and this is what you do with it? Come on!

You are ok as a rapper but your approach to women is turning me off big time! First you had little girls on stage with you at the BET Awards while you sang "I wish I could F@ck every Girl in the world", and now this. I'm like werd, you wanna f@ck every EVERY "girl" as in little girl? WTF!?

Now, here comes this video and it's straight up objectification of women. Do I like breast. Yeah just like any other man! But there's a lot more to women and to life than that. So basically in 2009 when we are moving forward at dayumed near light speed, you come with this? It's just incredibly whack to me. It's not what the kids need.

Sorry. But it is what it is.

ReturnOFreason said...

adrian the man was incapacitated, im sure he wouldnt warrant little girls coming out on the stage while they sang that song, and he definitely couldnt move away.

Musikizme5 said...

another note drake you've been doing GREAT so far when you go on your gut instinct .. even thought you respect kanye and you both have the same management you should still be your man and follow your heart ...the sensual stuff you had in mind would have probably been much better....KEEP FOLLOWING YOUR HEAR HOMIE...dont' let the influence change you..

in that video people saw kanye west not a dude that wears his heart on his sleeves as far as the women are concerned..

Brandon said...

I LOVE DRAKE AND HIS MUSIC.
BUT MY QUESTION IS WHAT DOES THE VIDEO HAVE TO DO WITH THE SONG?
COME ON NOW DRAKE YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER.
BUT STILL LOVE YOU THOUGH.

Memoirs of Anesha said...

I felt like this video lacks the creativity Drake seems to have. I don't see how this music video stands out amongst others currently being played. I'll be looking forward to the see what the next video brings.

hannahistall said...

Drake,

I've been a HUGE fan of your music since day one. You've evolved over the course of your 3 mixtapes, and I can honestly say that you're better than 95% of rappers of the past few years. However, your video is not up to par with everything else you've done lately.

From my prospective, your work has been about making music that people love and can relate to. Your videos should be the same and honestly, the "best i ever had" video had nothing to do with the song. I don't even blame you completely since you didn't direct it. But your director needs a reality check. Your music is refreshing and true to our lives, but that video was not!

I'm not even that big on rap music, but you changed that for me. Please don't make me despise it again with videos like your first. I still love you, but I'm just not feeling the video at all.

hannahistall said...

Drake,

I've been a HUGE fan of your music since day one. You've evolved over the course of your 3 mixtapes, and I can honestly say that you're better than 95% of rappers of the past few years. However, your video is not up to par with everything else you've done lately.

From my prospective, your work has been about making music that people love and can relate to. Your videos should be the same and honestly, the "best i ever had" video had nothing to do with the song. I don't even blame you completely since you didn't direct it. But your director needs a reality check. Your music is refreshing and true to our lives, but that video was not!

I'm not even that big on rap music, but you changed that for me. Please don't make me despise it again with videos like your first. I still love you, but I'm just not feeling the video at all.

Musikizme5 said...

Considering all around the web including on my website musikizme.com everyone is disappointed...what you can do is announce that that is just the intro to the official video which will be released in two weeks where it's your girl's anniversary or some special event and you just wake up out of a dream where you were a basketball coach...that and you and your entire team was booing you and you snap back to reality thinking ...that definitely no me...i'm not a pig that makes a laughing stock out of women.....and today ama make sure ma girl know that she's the very best..

whatever you do homie you gada hit the media before they hit you or else you will get hit hard...it's hard for me to imagine this even getting as much plays on 106 and park..but then again I could be wrong..it's all respect still...shit am listening to "Friendz with money as i type this" just hope the women don't take it wrong...

official.drakeaholic said...

honestly. . .im lyk duh biggest drake fan. & ima lub evrything he does. ireally didnt understand wat waz goin on in duh video. lyk how duh heck can dey be duh best & clearly dey suck lyk shyt. but hey. itz uh diffrent approach 4rm duh typical r&b video. im not even gonna criticize kanye or watnot. duh videoz different. & if ur uh real drake fan. . .ud lyk it ntway. regardless of itz ironic wierdness. lol. drakes duh fukin best regardless of uh misunderstood video or uh torn acl(or waddeva itz called). give him uh break=)

britt said...

i liked the video because i got the concept. it was a witty video! i liked it!

fulltymrocstar said...

LOL this video is not at all wat i expected but it made me laugh...i kinda thought it was goin for the comedic ironic approach.. becuz everyone prolly thought it would be about someone bein "the best" but wen infact it was about... i dnt evn kno..breast? lol i see it as a modern spin on the phrase "quality is better then quanity"

Jonte.. said...

the video was cool..
i guess i kinda expected the lovey dovey one girl all cuddled up thing..but it was cute and funnyv but yeahh good job!

by the way they played this video a million times on mtv this morning!

Adrian said...

Hi Britt, That's what I'm afraid of. Best, Adrian

A_Fanatic said...

Kanye is unbelievable. Its amazing the best video i seen this year. who agrees

thexhotxshot said...

I highly antipated a great, sincere, sensitive video. Very dissapointed with the result of the video. Drizzy, you gave Yeezy WAY too much control. When you were on It's On With Alexa Chung you even said Yeezy picked the women! As a female, I feel degraded that T&A was the center of the video. I got the message, but the way it came across was not favorable. Better luck next time, Drizzy.

Mz. SunShyne said...

I love the irony of it. Kanye is def on some next level ish as well as Drake. How bout we embrace the fact that dude got a megastar to direct his first national vid and it came from a mixtape. And, this was all done BEFORE he had a deal. Who else has done that?? No one that I can think of and I'm a musichead. Good look, Drake. Cannot wait til "Than Me LAter" drops.

Nelle said...

ok so everybody knows im a big ass fan of drake but dis vid was a bit of a disappointment and i agree wit what someone else said dat u disregarded your female fans in this video and u let kanye take ova da vid as far as his vision and not yours! i kno i dont kno drake personally but i have been following him 4 a while and i feel as if this was not his vision at all...with drake's creavity and artistic ability dis would have been a completely different and better video if dis was his vision/concept! da only reason i understood da concept is because it was explained in one of your interviews but heyyy it is yo first vid welll REAL vid and im still proud of u and goin 2 support u regardless!

hustleGRL said...

Drake clears the air...

http://allthings-fresh.net/blog/2009/07/02/drake-explains-best-i-ever-had-videos-basketball-metaphor/

http://allthings-fresh.net/blog/2009/07/02/complex-drake-speaks-on-best-i-ever-had-more/

Mahrita said...

yo drake WTF MANN...i had high expectations for my favourite song of the year's official video of best i ever had....it was a let down (everyones hatin on youtube and discussion boards)....and also its degrading to women (like all rap videos arnt :P LOL) but yehh i expected it to be much better, the storyline i meant..... i still love your song and lyrics though....can i vote u to reshoot a second video WITH A DIFFERENT DIRECTOR/WRITER?! kanye made it crap cuz ur his biggest competition..even all his videos are better than this one

Mahrita said...

yo drake WTF MANN...i had high expectations for my favourite song of the year's official video of best i ever had....it was a let down (everyones hatin on youtube and discussion boards)....and also its degrading to women (like all rap videos arnt :P) but yehh i expected it to be better, the storyline i meant..... i still love your song and lyrics though....can i vote u to reshoot a second video WITH A DIFFERENT DIRECTOR/WRITER?! kanye made it crap cuz ur his biggest competition even all his videos are waay better than this one

official.drakeaholic said...

honestly. . .im lyk duh biggest drake fan. & ima lub evrything he does. ireally didnt understand wat waz goin on in duh video. lyk how duh heck can dey be duh best & clearly dey suck lyk shyt. but hey. itz uh diffrent approach 4rm duh typical r&b video. im not even gonna criticize kanye or watnot. duh videoz different. & if ur uh real drake fan. . .ud lyk it ntway. regardless of itz ironic wierdness. lol. drakes duh fukin best regardless of uh misunderstood video or uh torn acl(or waddeva itz called). give him uh break=)

SwtnLow4 said...

This is terrible... Im so dissapointed.

Afroholik4 said...

Such high hopes...
Kanye sabotage?
Haha.. Just Kiddin'!
But really, is there a real one in the works?
Love myself some tits but where's the song?

A_Fanatic said...

THIS IS A CLASSIC. Drake is male species but a ladies man. How many chicks has Drake been accused of smashing. Drake can call u a hoe and make u feel good about it. You all gone hate me for this or probably wont believe me. But i wish i could fuck every girl in the world listen. this is still drake talking best i ever had, this one is for u. He not really talkin to u in particular. he talin to all yall. a lil bit in love wit u a lil bit. Best i ever had he is talkin bout fuckin the whole time. That is why its t&a all through it. I make hits unlike a bitch that's married. These are drake words. It may sound like im hatin Im not im tryin to help yall get the video. i see my exgirl standin wit my next girl standin wit the girl that im fuckin right now... This is why i admire this guy smooth talkin... He can call u a bitch and a hoe every now and then but u dont kno on top of that u feel good. Im a lyrical person i can not hear the beat im movin to the flow. Yall see nice lookin guy, sings, raps, smooth talkin n that turn u on. We see nice lookin girl, tits and ass, and that turn us on

Janice said...

A_Fanatic I agree with your post...I wish everyone would lighten up. He's just saying most single folks have a team of people (the opposite sex) that they deal with. You have that one main chick or dude.. your star player, but when shits not right with the star player and their game is off.. you pull in the 2nd or 3rd string player. Each person serves a purpose and is the best at whatever purpose they have in your life. You might have a chick that has the bomb conversation and gives you the encouragement you need..no matter what the situation is or a chick that lays it down, but that's all she's good for and vice versa. Despite their flaws the person is still the best in your eyes. People look beyond the big titties and pay attention to the video. I'm glad he didn't do some LL Cool Jish. I thought the video was funny b/c they went far left...it was almost like he was making fun of his self for his time on Degrassi....

official.drakeaholic said...

oh yeah. . .& i4got 2 point out dat one gurl lookz exactly lyk rihanna wif long hair. lol. exactly lyk her. duh media'z gonna get uh kick outta diz one. . .

but ntbody wif eyez can tell dat since derez diz whole "big boobs" obsession thing goin on. . .itz soooo not rihanna. jus sum1 dat looks jus lyk her. her boobs arent big ntway. . . .4got 2 address that.

no homo shyt @ all. . .btw. lol.

A_Fanatic said...

now to get into the video. Drake took gave record labels the run around roc nation JAYZ yung money Lil wayne so he could get the best contract for him... U really think his first video although it is kanye let him run the video... Not at all hes obviously smarter than that... Im sure this was pretty much Drake and his character people. The wittiness of the dialogue says Drake all over it. If it was mostly kanye view it wouldve been special fx look at all of kanyes videos. Rookie of the year u already compare him to the vets and the greatest. Its like fuck wat u thought I should do im not avant im not joe im not RnB n we not makin love we fuckin.. do anybody feel me do u understand now.

Carol-Aubree said...

I Love and Support you. But No this isn't it. This isn't what we (the fans) were expecting from you. We( the fans) picture you on a whole dif. level. :(

A_Fanatic said...

Im goin to stop readin yall post cuz yall makin me mad wit the expectations... This isnt a intro hes been he before he jus got screwed the first time thiis is how he comes back. Not to be disrespectful but if kanye or drake call u like I like ur body i want u in my video hope u can fit a zero and hangs up... Before u even react to Drake or kanye callin in the first place u wil been and hit *69 askin wat time should i be there. Im jus keepin it 100

britt said...

to adrian.... but if you look at it hes saying that, that team is the best he ever had like no other team was better. it was a concept on word play thats what it is.. thats y so many people are looking dissappointed. things cant always be serrious. i still loved that video!

Modivah said...

okay so basically, Kanye could've thought of a much better concept. The video does the song NO justice at all. Ugh i'm upset. But whatever though, it is what it is.

Modivah said...

okay so after watched the video again and readying your interview with Complex mag, i can say that i get it. But please no more Kanye, he truly wasn't genius when it came to this.

Kennedy said...

TO: A Fanatic and Janice...I couldn't have said it better myself. Drake is a 22-year-old man that is not trying to settle down right now, so he has a team. Anyone that takes the song or video too seriously is a bit obessive don't you think? I'm a 21-year-old woman and I think Drake is extremely sexy, but I would be one big idiot if I didn't think at his age and with his success he doesn't have one MVP and a few 2nd and 3rd string players! Like in the video, he might think they're ALL the best! Watch the video more than once, trust me, you'll get it after the second or third time. If you don't,I'm sorry you'll just be wasting your time on something no one really cares about.

To add ,I love the concept of the video because it really does tell the truth, but maybe Kanye does needs to step up his directorial skills. I'm not hating on Kanye. I have loved him from day 1 and always will. I grew up on the South Side of Chicago so he'll always be OK in my book, but please give these dudes a break!

Rizz said...

I'm a fan but this video sucks. It has nothing to do with the song.

Booger Snots said...

I'm going to restate my previous concept for you: Approach the Hollywood director of "The Girl Next Door," and tell him to write a video based on the film Prom Night in Mississippi. It's got everything, race, adolescent energy, the south etc. That could be some
"best I ever had" moment. I mean, the song is the best i ever had, how does this video really represent the best of anything. Dig deeper man.

mffc210 said...

After seeing that video, all i came away with was:

sings*

you're just like the rest

you're just like the rest
you're just like the rest
you're just like the rest

the girls i already haddd
the girls i already haddd
the girls i already haddd

Next time stick to your instincts drizzy, kanye is great all but this doesnt work

Mira said...

This is my favorite song of the year, and a great video could have shot its success out of this world...but this was a disappointment.

This video should have been strictly for the ladies... I am disappointed that we didn't even get to see much of YOUR face in the video. You were either looking down, or we were seeing the girls. Women love you... give them what they want... more YOU!

Sam said...

It is what it is... I mean when I watched the video for the first time I was disappointed.(the girls are nice still.. BUT) ...Then you watch it again and you laugh a little about it ... jokes here and there...but still not quite feeling it.
Kanye is a good artist we all know that BUT dude aint perfect... When peeps are trying so hard to get the concept behind the video..you failed. When a video is so anticipated you got to give the fans what they want... a good look . 90% are scratching their heads and even dudes are hating ..thats when u know the concept failed.. We don’t need no kanye west mascot vibe... we wants Drake so far gone vibe...
....i mean the guy got MR WEST to direct his FIRST video... so he prob was like “ man i trust you...you’re the man” .... mr west is always trying so hard to be on that next level that he messed this one up...this is on some college dropout 2 years ago vibe....
BUT DRAKE STILL GOT THIS!!!!! & Mr WEST needs to step it up

luisa said...

Seriously?..... video girls with big boobs jumping up and down, a little tasteless. I mean yeah it had some funny parts to it but it was definitely not what i was expecting from you at all.

i Love you drake, but maybe you should reconsider this one.

CC THE SWEETHART OF CT said...

I see where you were going with the video but the idea could have been executed waaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy better than it was...the concept was great but the end result wasn't so great...Re-do...please! I was looking forward to this video but it did the song or you or Kanye as a director no justice

TaraJay said...

To be honest the parts of the video made me laugh...but seriously though the video was a big disappointment..i was still in shock 5 mins afta i finished watching it I couldn't believe it...just tits n ass..but we all know this is just the beginning so i ain't really sweatin it much....

Q45 said...

Drake ur in my top 5 favs of all time... and ima look for reasons to like ur shit just like I do with anyone.... but I'm nervous that for such a big buzz ur coming out like this... I mean I understand ur buzz is so big that u can't please everyone. But ur pleasing noone right now... 50s video for wangsta and in the club capitalized off of his buzz. This isn't it. Again ima ride regardless but u could make a lot of fans happy if u re did the video hell kanye put out more than one version of his songs when he first started.

shatwa said...

I just don't understand why is all I can say I love drake sooooooo much ,I just don't get it why this video ,I'm just at a lost of words ,HORRIBLE! is all I can say.

panamagirl86 said...

omg what happened damn kanye messed you up i thought u was gonna have something hot especially since it was taped in brooklyn im so upset i didnt expect this at all especially from you

britt said...

to. panamagirl86.. he didnt mess him up the concept is that he has a team of girl that are all the best.. listen to the full song and hear whaat he says at the beginning.. he says- alot of girls be thinkin my songs are about them but this is not to get confused- this mean that to all his "Team members" your the fuqing best and that your all hes ever wanted.. the video plays off of that because he has a baskett ball tean and even though they arent that good in all categories of the game to him they are a good team and can do good work.. it realates back to the song because to the girls in which he may or may not be speaking too they all play a different role so therefore they are the best in there section and the best to him. its just word play.

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Booger Snots said...

I watched the video again, and man, you know what it's actually a pretty good video. The camera work and lighting are all really good. I mean, how rare is it, that videos have this look and texture. I loved the filmic look. Aside from a few continuity issues, it's also well edited. What people need to understand is that the big breasts and whatnot is just a stylistic choice. The video looks like an issue of MAD magazine. It takes us inside Kanye West's rich and (naughty?) imagination. I also thought the cameos were done tastefully. The skits in between are actually so sharply written that you don't want to laugh at them. But they are the key to video, because they embody the fun spirit of the whole thing: i.e. "but Drake, you only taught us to stretch." I think you did a good job letting Kanye direct it according to his artistic instincts. The next video will be totally different I imagine but I think this was a great start. Note: a few more close-ups of you would be awesome next time. Do I also smell an alternate edit in the works?

joey.dont.do.it said...

pointless, sexest, you can tell kanye has an unatural fetish for mascotts. Definitly off topic.

jamie told you dnt fu*k up.
....."you know you fu*ked up right?"

Ashley said...

this video has nothing to do with the song what so ever its just girls with big ol breast jumping around he could have done way better...very disappointing!!!

sadiva. said...

So...this wasn't what I expected at all especially with the minds of Kanye and Drake. Honestly, it reminded me of Kanye's Workout Plan video just extended. This was terrible. Just breast and ass everywhere... I don't understand how that portrays anything behind the lyrics of the song.

I just pictured better. Damn, mad disappointing Drake I expected WAY more than this below ameture video. I hope this is a joke and there's a REAL video in the making.

tazzysmith said...

at first i thought this was a joke.
seriously?

KSwiss said...

You all are too shallow to appreciate it. It's a fucking awesome video.

thyck87chyck05 said...

I'm just gonna say he should probably stick to live shows cause the video was sad. Ok i get the fact that you a dude and ass and titties is your fortay but damn. I love him as an artist but his videos disappointed me. May be kanye tried to sabbotage him cause he thought he would get knocked off his pedestal so he gave him a shitty video i dont know.

FraNcis James said...

Whys everyone taking this video so seriously?

seems like people expected a typical - cliche video, where the director simply shows exactly what the artist is saying.. that shit is too predictable!

This video is Hilarious!
I get it 100% from start to finish.

only part I didn't like was the timeout scene where the crowd is just dead quiet.. But who cares!! Im no Francis Ford Coppola so who am I to scrutinize this piece.

Shit is dope and I will be adding this to the iTouch when its available.

good work Ye good work Drake.

roughjob said...

I don't fault Drake as much as I fault Kanye. Drake is a newcomer, esp to videos where as 'Ye is a veteran. Kanye would never have used this concept in his own video so he shouldn't have put that off on Drizzy. As a director, I feel like Kanye has no integrity.

roughjob said...

I vote for a new video to this song! It won't be the first time a song has had more than one... I also vote THAT KANYE IS NOT THE DIRECTOR!!! Get a real director for this one Drizzy!

Amber said...

Drake, I am a fan of you and Ye, but this video is horrible. I was waiting for this video because I looooooooooove the song and it's nothing that I even imagined. I expected it to be a ladies video instead it's for n*ggas AS USUAL! I like to watch videos and imagine you were singin' it to me... Not this time homie, lol. You have so much potential to be the great artist that you are, you have to be able to visually show your craft as well and this looks sloppy. Y'all needed a LADIES opinion before you put this out.

official.drakeaholic said...

honestly. . .im lyk duh biggest drake fan. & ima lub evrything he does. ireally didnt understand wat waz goin on in duh video. lyk how duh heck can dey be duh best & clearly dey suck lyk shyt. but hey. itz uh diffrent approach 4rm duh typical r&b video. im not even gonna criticize kanye or watnot. duh videoz different. & if ur uh real drake fan. . .ud lyk it ntway. regardless of itz ironic wierdness. lol. drakes duh fukin best regardless of uh misunderstood video or uh torn acl(or waddeva itz called). give him uh break=)

TheNunez016 said...

I thought it was funny man. You are not some cheesy boy band. I dont know what all these people wanted/ expected (Choreography?) but I thought it was great. The time-out was one of the funniest things I have seen in a video in forever.

Keep doing your thing. Come to Detroit when you can. Need another show.

Cookie chrisp said...

i like this clip is funny but why all the women got a big titties??drake's team are sexy but the other are so...bad LOL kanye west are make a great job


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georgia girl said...

Drake i luv the song however i did not grasp the video. i almost threw up from all the boob and butt crack action. I do not think that u made this video for the women it was strictly for men. like i said i luv the song but i dont think u should have let kanye direct the vdeo for the simple fact that he is very wierd to me. i think your first video could have been better . i hpe your next one is . i think that 106 and park is goin to blank out most of the video due to the massive amount of boobs and butt crack . luv the song , luv u , but gotta say it dont luv the video.

sweet*17 said...

hated this video, but i love you drake!

I think this video contradicts "Video Girl" remember that drake?!?

It was a good song too, please remake the video!

blooloves_DRAKE said...

i'm not offened and i'm a girl!(:
--and personally i think
the video's hot shxt.
i would've adored a 'intimate and epic' video.
but that's not what he decided to
go with. and i respect that!
ITS HIS SONG!!!
but i love that everybodys so emotionally invested in the song.
it says alot about how we feel about his music.
but if you DOWN for Drake like you CLAIM; you'd love it like me and official.drakeholic !



myspace.com/cokanutsstayflynolie

official.drakeaholic said...

hell yeah. . .blooloves_drake. . .im tlkn 2 u on duh phone. lol.

Fathers Philosopher said...

love the song

elianny said...

The video was wack. you can do better drake . its not even about " the best ever had" . like kanye cant do videos either . i hope your next is better . dont dissapoint me cuase i think your the best.

badasz said...

People are stuck on the average rapper video: cars, diamonds, parties.

& since the song is about a girl being the best he ever had people expected drake with one female. that woulda been a regular theme for the video and it woulda been real boring. i like the video, its fun. nothing too serious like drake said. i love drake like seriously, its like i see him as my friend, love his music, loved his show at warehouse live (houston) and i swear im always defending him lol. this is a real good first video. & for all yall who dnt like it, expand your mind, be more complex. if you dnt like drake then move around.

christina said...

Shame on Kanye West. They shouldnt of never allowed Kanye to direct shit. I am pissed. This is the biggest song and the video is WACK! remake that shit. Im a big drake fan. This video was dissapointing and cheap. Remake this shit NOW ! The video was nothing but breast. Barely showed drake and showed him talking to a wall. Next time get a REAL director.

Kameela said...

I wish there was a way for me to submit my idea's for Videos. I really think that I have a more creative tasteful video that would be sexy and entertaining at the same time.

kw

Tamara said...

I am a huge fan and when I saw this video I was quite disappointed. I thought Drake would be sexier for us ladies. I had a completely different concept in my mind. Maybe Kanye will shoot another video. Remix anyone?

Sydney Marie said...

the only good part was the halftime pep talk lol
but i was hopin u would make a vid for the ladies an we dont wanna see a bunch of mutated women jumpin around an strechin coulda done waaaaaaaaaay better if i was u i woulda gone with a more expirienced director i luv kanye but...u kno

Musicsyco7 said...

Ok, wow. Yea, boobs galore! Holy heck. A little much but it's all good. Don't kno you from Adam but damn proud. Jus saw a little feature on MTV about you with comments from Bun b to Talib. Keep doin ya thing! Much love Drake! "take that d like the champions you are." hi-larious!

Derek D-Bo$$ said...

DRAKE! THIS VIDEO SUCKS ASS. DAWG I AM A HUGE FAN...SINCE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT...I HAVE WATCHED YOU BECOME FAMOUS...I WAS EXCITED TO SEE YOUR NEW VIDEO AND I SERIOUSLY COULDN'T EVEN WATCH THE WHOLE THING. THE VIDEO IS TRASH. I REALLY THINK YOU SHOULD SLAP KANYE FOR THIS ONE. I DONT BLAME YOU ONE BIT. ITS ALL HIS FAULT. SERIOUSLY....REPLACEMENT GIRL VIDEO WAS BETTER! DAAAAMN SON WTF! ANYWAYS KEEP DOING YOUR THING. YOUR STILL THE BEST RAPPER IN MY EYES. PEACE.

kaysheezy! said...

'Ye played you on this video lol. Look at the videos he drops and compare them to this ahaha.

Still <3 you though (:

valoulou 44240 said...

hey driizy,ssup?,its valerie!
i am huge huge fan of urs..!,u the best i ever heard!,...but i ain't gonna lie...,this is not wat i expectd at all,i've been waitin 4this video 4soooo long nd im dissapointed...:(
it doesnt match the song at all...!i wish we could see more of U in the video...singin nd all that...u a real cutie as a coach tho...hot!lol,but still it wasnt great...
still luuuuuv u hun!:P
hope u'll do better nxt time,i knw u will...
peace babe,,...!xoxoXOXO

MaLLY said...

Drake...I thought you would have done something related to the song. I wasn't really feeling this video at all...PLUS there was only one scene with you spittin'?!?!? Whaddup wit that?!?!

Go to Hype Williams next time...I will say that the "acting" scenes were dope but watching titties bounce let me know how instrumental Kanye was in the direction of this video..Porn Addict..

I am a true fan of your music and refuse to lie to you when something isn't hot...sorry player maybe next time...

Anotha Time,

MaLLY

kiara. said...

drake why:(((( i love your music your the best new thing. But this video omg i thought the video was gonna be super different.....i still love you though.YOUR THE FUCKING BEST:)-kiara a good fan.

dat nigga said...

dawg it’s like the show entourage , Vinny Chase has the biggest buzz in hollywood then he decides to do a movie called MedellĂ­n with a novice director by the name of Billy Walsh, any ways the movie sucked dick and he couldnt get a decent job in hollywood after that, his buzz didnt mean shit. the whole moral of it was all it takes is one shitty move to really fuck up your image. and that’s exactly what happened to Drake it dont matter if they like it, you have to capture a whole audience and sell your self, market, brand or what ever. If you look at the comments on his blog page almost every girl who left a comment fucking hated it, and that’s a majority of his fan base are females.. dont give me that shit that they did it on purpose all they did is make a dumb move, kanye didnt like the way the “spaceship” video came out. so he didnt release until about a month ago….. kanye takes an L on this one.

BILL-one said...

Best I Ever Had video? RESPECT!!!!

D said...

i wish i knew what everybody was complaining about...video was creative and funny as well...yall muthafuckas expectin this nigga to be serenading bitches and shit...lol...yall better "Take that D"!!! lol

Adrian said...

see, this is the type of ignorance that we are dealing with.

iament said...

i dont think anyone understands whats really going on in the video, but I do. So great video..funny as fuck.

Kizzy El said...

Try Again. It's not too late to re-do this vid.

Kayus said...

Yo Drake. Big fan man. And I think as a fan I should offer some honest and constructive criticism (like some have already done). This video doesn’t do your talent any justice. I understand that you were going the comedic route and trying to make light of the songs serious undertones, but it didn’t come off right my opinion and in the opinion of countless other fans. Though some of the stuff in the vid was funny and parodical….it wasn’t really coherent with the song. And I know a lot of your female fans out there are really disappointed cuz this song means a lot to them, and the video was a kinda slap in the face.

But anyways; enough of the bashing. I was talking to my girl about the video and we were just goofing around and discussing the different avenues you could have taken with it. I told her about an idea I had created based on an interview you had given a while ago, and my girl FORCED me to share it on your blog site because she thinks it’s a gem and it’s worth putting out there. I’m not the really the blogging type but, F it… I got nothing to lose…..

In the interview the lady asked you if there “was a best Drake ever had?” And you answered along the lines of you can’t say just yet because you’re still a young dude and though you had great relationships in the past, “the best” may still be out there. Very intelligent and sensible answer. Your response also had me thinking too that, in relationships (and in life) there is always a ‘best” until a better “best” comes along. And then the idea was born! I was thinking that you do a chronologically themed video, showing you interacting with all the “bests you ever had” throughout your life. Since you sing the hook three times, you could dedicate one to each “best” and visually explore each verse with each girl…..showing why each girl was the best you ever had at that particular point in your life. And at the end of the video, you could show a single Drake…currently awaiting a “new best he ever had”. Lol. Cheesy yea…but the chicks would appreciate it, cuz they’ll be left with the feeling they could fill the position. I will leave the minor details for your team to figure out. Lol.

I’m just a supporter expressing his views and suggestions, but I do hope you give this a legitimate glance and hopefully a response. Other than that, much success my dude and keep doing your thing. Peace and love.

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