Monday, August 31, 2009

Successful


Directed by Jake Davis.

63 comments:

The Heap said...

Just seen this video on MTV a few minutes ago. Very nice. Ten times better than "Best I Ever Had" (sorry Kanye). I can't wait to see/hear more.

leah said...

Omg! love it great job drake.Keep up the good work=)

Moriah said...

LOVE IT! the video is amazing , it matches the song perfectly . So simple the song speaks for itself . Tremendous improvement from Best I Ever had = )

xobeautifuloo22 said...

SO LUV THIS VERSION WAY BETTER AND CONGRATS ON MAKIN A GREAT VIDEO KEEP IT UP

raulvargas07 said...

what happened to WEEZY ?

he kills it too...He definately spice up this video NO HOMO

Oms said...

And thats how its done...way to redeem yourself, lesson learnt I'm assuming. Also glad to see you choice to do the video in Toronto of all places. Keep reppin for Tdot!

The G-h said...

wow.. never heard trey's verse... TORONTO IS IN THE BUILDING...

video was crack

mad love OVO

vcad said...

never heard trey's verse, it was sick

Dicey said...

beats the hell outta the Best i ever had video .. Doppee!

EGibbs2012 said...

im a fan
and this is a solid video no doubt
but i see more potential as an artist from you

so ill say whats real

+ it was sick to see you in your hometown, riding around the same streets that you were probably envisioned the success you have achieved.

+the setting, dark, gloomy.. complimented the beat perfectly

+you had the money, cars, clothes--sick gear too


- a few of the short scenes was a bad shot, looked awkward and i thought should have been edited out of the video..(one you blinked like 50 times lookin at sky and it looked stupid)


-you didnt reinact last verse. i thought a scene of u and ur ma in the driveway followed by you being out buying mad drinks with your crew (40, oliver..who i thought should have made an appearence in the vid)would have been sick.

jachelleranaye said...

i love the video..but seriously, what haven't i liked from you? but as u already told me when u were in houston..u dont really need the hoes. REMEMBER THAT! one.

Loyal Watcher said...

Love the song don't like drakes face, he is not sexy at all. But, his lyrics are RAW and thats all that matters.

EGibbs2012 said...

opening scene and the camera action in treys verse were the best points of video.

that jake davis is talented no doubt.. good choice

die said...

ive always like the song but the video doesn't really have nothing to do with the song but a least its better then best i ever had

Fabiola said...

IM LOVIN THIS!!! And Trey's verse was hot! You redeemed yourself for that first video a hundred times over. Yall did an AMAZING job. =)

Jeril said...

SICKKK VIDEO.....TORONTO STAND UP!

laurenthepirate said...

I liked it. I do wanna say though that I liked the video for Best I Ever Had. I don't get all the hate for it. But whatever to each their own.

Jocelyn said...

LOVE IT! 100% what I envisioned.

Nick's Blog of Freshness said...

This is what we've been waitin for!! Jake Davis, #%@%ing crazy. I forgot how beautiful downtown is at night.

foxxy said...

thank you.

Ben_abve_dest!nation said...

yo i seen the video. its crazy i seen the making of it on youtube.... drizzy keep doin ur thing homey....

J.D.S. said...

"It's good, but I know this aint the peak though"

Miiss.E said...

the video was good, but it was kinda eye straining at some points. what happened to Wayne's part? and also i though the video was suppose tot end with yall arriving at the studio...

but besides that the video was good.

Carlynn said...

damn, it was up for 6hrs .. and now longer available!!!

StarofDR52 said...

the song is already amazing and the video just made it that much better. loooove it all !

Megan said...

Just saw Successful on MTVJ. Love it! Both Drake and Trey look sexy as hell.

xhikxa said...

Much better than the other video.

sweet*17 said...

You did good Drake, you did good. <3
And Trey too!

yongestreett said...

Toronto is about to put the pedal down real heavy..

IN THE TDOT IN THE TDOT OH!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70PR081LspE

Le Fashion said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbfbHXP9XrA

this girl did a HOT remix of lust for life!

ziggyzyrah said...

EPIC!

Krystal said...

i feel like this video doesn't add up to the song...
the video should of had like a real storyline of someone who became successful not bout y'all just drivin round in a car lookin at others...
i abs love almost every song drake makes or is featured but his talent is not being portrayed correctly in the vids.....
its just like drake is any other artist when he is NOT...
and where is Weezy at? his verse was sick too....
one thing that artists fail in now a days is the need for special effects when really a video should display the story of the song....thats all im sayin

Leo said...

damn drizzy and songz kill it everytime. drake we missed you in indianapolis, but get well and im psyched for the album

JL said...

DAMN THE BEST VID EVER!!!!

DOPE VID, SONG, Singers/rapper! Everything!

Yuuuuuuuuuup!

Mezmure said...

Nice. I like it.
But when Drake was on the balcony, there where different clip scenes in the middle of you rapping.
Looked a bit wierd.
Nice job though.

MaLLY said...

DOPE!!! I DEFINITELY LIKED IT BETTER THAN THE LAST ONE!!!...ESPECIALLY TREY "WHOOOOAOAOAOAOOA...I JUST WANNA BE..."

ckjb6b said...

i dig!...invincibility at its finest!

Harlem's Own 5 said...

I fucks wit it.....Toronto looks a little like NY in this video....You don't have to want to be successful no more you there....3 songs on the top of the charts..And I know you ain't done yet....I'm riding wit ya all the way Drizzy......100

FraNcis James said...

love that quote at the end

great job Drake, Tre, Jake, and everybody else involved

Kiya said...

why is everyone hatin on best i ever had. that was bomb too. keep up the good work drizzy

Robert said...

Video goes hard love it!! The Video goes with the song perfect! Good job Drake and Trey!!! Way better than Best I Ever Had Video!!!

Janine said...

Everyone wants a literal interpretation of the song...that's so 1980's.

I like this video. It's moody (like the track) and I dig the cuts where Drake and Trey are seeing themselves in the shoes of some of the people they encounter.

queenosofly said...

Drake I lov all ur music like my ipod iz full wit it but The only person i think the video supported was Trey like it wasn't bad but Trey had all the good parts but it was ur song..idk But Imma always b a fan nd I don't think the vids show all ur potential but den again ya muzic truley speaks 4 itself. Imma get that Thank me later thogh wen it drops.
Peace,Love Queenosofly

Nteague1 said...

I liek this video..

Joesybtd said...

Stupid dope... The boy Trey did that (Ya'll stop sleepin on'em, the boy is dope) I guess this was the album version. No Wayne is a good look too... can't wait til the album drops...

Killa Kel said...

This Song is real deep

ptown beauty said...

dang this was worth the wait

Aaron said...

Great Music Video!
Very Well Directed!

When i Waz watching it, i waz killin myself cause i thought i should have like walked into goodfoot or Ransom (casue of the money, cars, clothes on the hook) and like look at clothes but whne u come to buy it, u open ur wallet and there waz no $$$ that would hav been pretty sick!

Aaron said...

* plus casue u were in TORONTO!!!
LETS GO!!

Saraï Desgrottes said...

I'm so proud of you drake!!!

I knew he could do it, everyones talking about how he has no stage skills, or video skills, and he proved them wrong! Keep proving them wrong, cause thats what you do best ! DRIZZY!

p|s i am not a groupie, i just know a real artist when I see one.

Steve said...

Drizzy straight killing it. Big up to TO in the background. I have not been as excited about an artist since I first heard Reasonable Doubt back in 96. Respect.

Daniel said...

This version of "Successful" is hott!! Im feeling Trey's part keep it up Drizzy

Datboyrucker

Cookie chrisp said...

this new version is great!!

Krystal said...

Ok ok so after watchin the video a second time...i can somewhat agree...the video is deep i didn't notice everything...so i like it a lil better now...i suppose i had to get used to it...its a strong concept.. i like....

HannahB said...

love this video and the song drake! especially how you were reppin toronto. i saw you in toronto and i was so happy you came out and performed even with your hurt leg, it made my entire night. you're the best rapper i've ever heard, also an amazing singer. keep up the great work and feel better! much love :) (L) ps you're looking pretty sexy

Hip Hop Mamas said...

Fuego!

Mr. Graham, are you in a relationship with Mother Earth? 'Coz you are on fire AND you are moving faster than a hurricane. [not intended to be a pick up line!] Love the video, love you in MJB's video...I'm predicting a win at the MMVAs.

Right now, you're the only artist making things hot around here.

Muchísimas gracias...xoxo

Hip Hop Mamas said...

My bad - I meant to say - I'm predicting a win at the VMAs.

eknowsnas401 said...

call me a hater but i'm watching 106th & Park and drake is talking about "successful" but i'm distracted by the size of his head. i mean he's talking but his skull is going off on a tanget...it's astronomical. what is he a 10 in fitteds? lmfao i still respect dude though :) on a different note, trey songz' svelte ass can get touched!

Hey Shae! said...

Love the film noir videography, the video is sick.

A Dreamer's Reality said...

I saw the video. I'm really feeling the whole album, honestly. I bumped it for about a month straight. Successful was actually my favorite song. I had a totally different vision for it though. I don't know what the budget was on it, but I pictured a lot of fading shots of money, and the ladies, maybe shopping in a high end store. Sounds atypical for a video, but that was what the lyrics depicted. Just an overall crazy mesh of what it is to be Successful right now. Should have been more flossin'. Not hating at all though, I think your still doing a stand up job man. I'm impressed.

tiearradanielle said...

I love both of them as artists although my personal favorite of Trey was back in the old "gotta make it" days lol this video is a perfect representation of what Drake can do as an artist. I love him in my opinion than anyone but I felt he needs\ed to grow as a performer and this video gave me hope to which he is learning fast. when a scholar you tend to learn faster. love you babe.

Tiffany said...

OK i think you did way better than Trey songz i think you should have stayed solo!!!

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