When I first heard "Nice for What" on the radio, I thought it had a pretty good beat to it. I love hip hop music already, but every once and a while, a hit comes out that I appreciate a little more than the rest. Once I saw the music video directed by the talented Karena Evans (who also directed his music video for "God's Plan") coupled with Drake's heart-felt lyrics, "Nice for What" became that for me.
1. It heavily represents women of all ages.
Ageism is a major issue in the music industry, but Drake includes women young and old throughout his music video.
2. It celebrates the college woman.
Hey, our hard work deserves recognition, and Drake finally gave it to us.
3. It recognizes women's hard work overcoming the patriarchy.
And we love Issa Rae's portrayal of the hard-working, cut-throat executive.
5. It's representative of the LGBTQ+ community.
Doesn't everyone want this kinda date anyway? Yeah? I thought so.
7. It celebrates women doing whatever the hell it is that makes them happy and successful.
We love you, Drake.
8. Finally, we love it for Michelle Rodriguez's meditation in an empty room.
Again, full disclosure- I am by no means a professional interpreter for art and or/music. But something about this scene in particular struck me as very powerful, as if Drake and Karena Evans also wanted to celebrate and recognize the internal accomplishments of all women- not just the external.
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