Drake "Headlines" Music Video

October 3, 2011 By:

Drake is still proving that he is his own biggest fan in his new music video for "Headlines."

Boasting lyrics like, "I guess it really is just me, myself, and all my millions," this new music video for "Headlines" is his first official single off his sophmore album, "Take Care."

The video was shot in Drake's hometown of Toronto, Canada and I'm sure they had a hard time finding any part of Canada that is remotely "urban" looking.

Fun Fact: I guess I don't listen to enough rap but I just found out that Drake's nickname is "Drizzy" which is a lame rap name, but awesome for weather jokes. At least it aint Lil Drizzy, there's nothing more confusing that a grown rapper referring to himself as "lil" anything.

The video features Drizzy (lol, still getting used to this moniker) smoking a cigar in an elevator, standing in an empty baseball stadium, and rapping whilst wearing black gloves and standing in a room full of like 30 members of his entourage.

But hands down, my favorite shot is either when Drake sits at the head of a Godfather-esque dining table puffing on a cigar and wearing a Bill Cosby-style sweater OR it's the shot where Drake poses next to three identical Range Rovers in a "because I can" manner. Why not have three identical cars? He's Drake y'all, he's one of the most popular rappers ever and he used to be a Canadian teen soap opera star, take that Jay-Z!

The song is one of those, look-at-how-huge-my-ego-is tracks. He opens the rap with, "I might be too stung out on compliments, overdosed on confidence."

Though he has much to brag about, the song is currently no. 23 on Billboards Hot 100 chart, which is ahead of mega artists like Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, Coldplay, and Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaboration.

Drake chose this song as his lead single because he thinks it's very relevant right now, he says this song is supposed to be about the sophomore slump many artists find themselves in after an overly successful debut album.

"I always try to put forth a song with a message. A lot of people pick their single by what's the strongest song. I don't really do that. I like to make sure that the content is very relevant to right now," Drake tells Billboard.com

Basically, he's saying that yes, he is aware that his first album is very successful but don't expect him to go anywhere, his sophomore album is no slump.

In other news, Drake will appear as the musical guest on the October 15th episode of Saturday Night Live. He was also honored with a star on the Canada Walk of Fame which is probably just a collection of flat stones in a woodland area somewhere. I've never been to Canada but I just assume it's a place where deer outnumber humans 3 to 1.

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