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September 24th, 2013
It’s Nothing Was The Same Day and Drake is celebrating the release of his third studio album with his highly anticipated music video for the disc’s second single, Hold On We’re Going Home. It’s an unexpected offering for the mellow track and follows a similar short film angle that we last saw on Find Your Love.
In the music video, Drake and his crew go head to head with a rival gang, with Miami in 1985 as the backdrop. The time and location really play no part in the story line. I think Drake just liked wearing a white suit and having a rotary phone delivered to his table. Ballin.
The Toronto MC isn’t the first artist to show rival gangs going head to head (or gun to gun or dance move to dance move) in a music video. Here’s a list of the Top 5 music videos featuring rival gangs.
5. Foolish, Ashanti
Okay, so there aren’t really any rival gangs in Ashanti’s video for Foolish. But her remake of Goodfellas is so on point that we just had to include her in a list inspired by Drake’s mafia video.
4. Roses, Outkast
Outkast members Andre 3000 and Big Boi gave us a classic high school rivalry in their video for Roses, which featured The Love Below battling against Speakerboxxx for Caroline. In the end, Katt Williams gets the girl.
3. Our Deal, Best Coast
Director Drew Barrymore put together an a-list cast for Best Coast’s Our Deal, which tells the story of two star-crossed lovers from rival gangs. Why don’t these things ever end well?
2. California Love, Dr. Dre and Tupac
In Hype Williams take on Mad Max, Dr. Dre and Tupac must free their loved ones from the evil clutches of Chris Tucker. This would be more menacing if we all hadn’t seen all the Rush Hour movies.
1. Bad, Michael Jackson
Bad is to music videos what West Side Story is to musicals. Da best.