Drake Samples Lauryn Hill on New Song “Nice for What,” Drops Star-Studded Video
Drake is back with another banger. After hinting a few weeks ago that he had a new song on the way with Murda Beatz, he followed through on that promise Friday night (April 6) with the release of "Nice for What."
As is the trend these days, the song's release was accompanied with a star-studded Karena Evans-directed visual. "Nice for What" illustrates Drake's continued reverence of strong women, and the video pays homage to them as well. Drake barely appears in the video much himself, with the main focus being on the powerful women featured, which include Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Rashida Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Letitia Wright from Black Panther, and many, many more.
Drake announced the new Murda Beatz-produced song was dropping during a surprise performance at Majid Jordan's concert in Toronto last night (April 5), and certainly didn't disappoint fans with this one. The track has an airy, upbeat feel that arrives at the perfect time for summer.
"You got a baby Benz, you got some bad friends/High school pics you was even bad then/You ain't stressin' 'bout no lover in a past tense, you already had them,' he raps.
"That's a real one, in your reflection/Without a follow, without a mission/You really pipin' up on these niggas, you gotta be nice for what to these niggas," he continues on the hook.
It remains to be seen if "Nice for What" will have the same impact as his other songs this year like "God's Plan," which has taken the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the last ten weeks in a row.
Check out the video for "Nice for What" below.