Drake - "HYFR" Video

Perhaps because of some unexplained hatred for music bloggers, Drake picked Friday night to release two videos for singles from Take Care, Stereogum’s second-favorite album of 2011. The album’s Rihanna duet title track is an emotively clubby Jamie xx-produced track, a reworking of one of his Gil Scott-Heron remixes, and its video is a sparse, arty affair. Director Yoann Lemoine (otherwise known as Woodkid) intersperses shots of Drake and Rihanna in what looks like an endless hug with slow-motion footage of blue jays, wild yaks, snow-capped mountains, forests on fire, and other things that, as far as I can tell, have nothing to do with anything.

Meanwhile, director Joseph Labisi’s video for the Lil Wayne collab “HYFR” is a complete 180 from the other one and a ridiculous amount of fun. It follows what happens when Drake decides to get re-Bar Mitzvahed, which I didn’t even know was a thing, and the guests — which include Wayne, Birdman, Trey Songz, and DJ Khaled — get memorably drunk at the reception. Lil Wayne wears a panda mask and the worst suit I have ever seen in my life. It makes me want to look into getting my re-First Communion or something. Watch both videos below.

“Take Care” (Feat. Rihanna)

“HYFR” (Feat. Lil Wayne)

Take Care is out via Cash Money.

Comments (29)
  1. Worth the wait.

    Why can’t everyday be Re-Good Friday?

  2. I feel like Kanye and Jay could have done their “Ni**as in Paris” video in a similar vein as this “HYFR” one. Watch them and Aziz and Bey and D-Wade, etc. going gorillas in Paris.

  3. “Perhaps because of some unexplained hatred for music bloggers, Drake picked Friday night to release two videos for singles from Take Care…”

    I’m not Jewish, but I think Drizzy’s intent was to offer up a Passover gift since it had just reached sundown on the east coast when the two videos were posted. Which reminds me — I got some lamb’s blood that needs to be smeared on my front door before someone in my house doesn’t die from a plague…

  4. IS THAT FUCKING 40 WITH THE BEARD?!?!?!

  5. Drake was in the ghetto before any of you.

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  7. Lil Wayne in a panda mask.

  8. drake looks “touched”. like he has an extra chromosome if you know what im saying.

  9. Drake’s mouth scares the shit out of me.


  10. “You gotta recharge the Mitzvah.”–Danny Duberstein

  11. Werewolf Bar Mitzvah > Panda Bar Mitzvah

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  13. mmmk bearded wonder

  14. I still don’t understand the appeal of this Canadian r&b talk/rapper

  15. i agree lol make no sense, BUT Er, um, ok.

    this video suck,drake suck, big time,
    and the song was a good song the HOOK only,to HYFR,
    dat’s it,

    he done IMO.JMHO
    wayne whyhe look like he tryin to b 18 y.o. kid yet dam near in one year his thirties!
    grow up asshole,stupid idiot.can’t believe how wayne,fell off,and people actually LIKE wayne still and think he real hip hop
    lmfao

    stupid ass video DRAKE FOR HYFR,hoping your saving and invest ya cash ma nigga,cause yor wack and your time in HIP HOP should b up soon enough adios 1

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