As promised, Drake released a new song on Friday night, a Lauryn Hill-sampling gentle groove called "Nice for What." Along with the song came a video featuring 20 famous (and somehow famous but fabulous) women, most of them actresses or musicians: Olivia Wilde, Misty Copeland, Issa Rae, Rashida Jones, Jourdan Dunn, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi, Zoe Saldana, Letitita Wright, Bria Vinaite, Emma Roberts, Syd, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjarta. All are filmed separately.
Directed by 22-year-old Toronto-born Karena Evans – who also directed Drake's clip for "God's Plan", in which he gave $ 1 million to various people and organizations in need ̵
The song rehearses "Ex Factor", one of the most popular tracks from the 1999 classic "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill." Drake formerly Hill's "Doo Wop ((Thing Thing)," from the same album, on his 2014 Song Draft Day. "
Drake announced that the single made a brief surprise appearance at a concert in Toronto Majid Jordan would come Thursday night and added that his new album is almost done.
"The reason I'm here tonight is that I'm back in town to finish my album," Drake told the audience. "I have a new single that will fall tomorrow night, just in case you have some free time." He also said that he will play live dates this summer and briefly talk about how proud he is of Majid Jordan and the "OVO family."
The MC has not released an album since 2016 or an extended work since the "More Life" mixtape just over a year ago, but as always he was active: he dropped a pair of new songs in January – "God & # 39; s Plan "and" Diplomatic Immunity "- and appeared in Migos' funny 70s retro video for" Walk It Talk It ". He also released several new songs in a surprise gig at a pop-up party in Memphis.