Drake fans went crazy on social media over the singer’s new song and video for his latest release “Nice for What,” turning the hashtags #Drake and #NiceForWhat into trending topics on the sharing site.
After teasing the release during an appearance at Majid Jordan’s show, Drake announced a new single would be released within the next 24 hours according to a story by Forbes.
“The reason I’m here tonight is because I’m back in the city finishing my album,” he explained to the audience.
“I’ve got a new single dropping tomorrow night too, just in case you got some free time.”
As promised, less than 24 hours later, Drake released both the song and the accompanying music video for “Nice For What.”
The song is a Murda Beatz production featuring a sample of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor.”
The video features cameos from Issa Rae, Misty Copeland, Rashida Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross and Tiffany Hadish.
The video has NSFW language, but that’s not what has fans in a tizzy.
It’s the fact that he’s making a song for women and a video with a cast made up of some of the leading African American women in the entertainment industry.
“Drake the only rapper in my opinion since Pac that genuinely rap like he’s 100% here for women, black women in specific,” said one Twitter user.
Drake the only rapper in my opinion since Pac that genuinely rap like he’s 100% here for women, black women in specific.
— MISS MAMAS (@astrog1rll) April 7, 2018
Another fan remarked, “All this new music by women!! New Drake song for women!! Don’t talk to me all summer, I’ll be dancing.”
all this new music by women!! new drake song for women!! don’t talk to me all summer, i’ll be dancing.
— salem (@salemmitchell) April 7, 2018
“Drake slays making music for women to get ready to,” said another fan of the singer.
Drake stays making music for women to get ready to.
— Like so, like that. (@ThatDudeMCFLY) April 7, 2018
“Drake really sampled Lauyrn Hill and put Nola bounce on the same track all while empowering women,” lauded another listener.
Drake really Sampled lauyrn hill and put nola bounce on the same track all while empowering women. 🐐
— Derek Luh (@DerekLuh) April 7, 2018
Drake continues his successful run as one of the most popular singers and songwriters of the past several years.
Have you listened to or watched the video for “Nice For What?” What do you think of the track?