News: Drake & Trey Songz's "Successful" Music Vid Debuts Online [Video]

Monday, Aug 31, 2009 11:10AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Drake and Trey Songz's highly-anticipated "Successful" music video debuted online today (August 31) and became the Canada-based rapper's latest follow-up to his controversial Kanye West-directed "Best I Ever Had" music video.

The video landed online early Monday morning after weeks of speculation and previews.

The long-awaited debut of Drake and Trey Songz's "Successful" music video finally landed online Monday (August 31) morning becoming one of Drizzy's latest small screen features to date. While displaying a similarity to "Best I Ever" due to the darkness, the video offered fans a a more serious look not only filming the video at night but offering serious lyrical content and comparisons as both artists see alternative paths they could have taken. The setting shows Songz singing in an isolated room as Drake appears to be on a balcony spilling his thoughts of becoming, as the song suggests, "successful" through the ups and downs. Towards the middle of the video, both artists link up exiting a hotel lobby while Drake takes a quick glance at a doorman who, briefly, becomes him, suggesting a lower position in which he could have become. They both take off in a vehicle driving through empty streets as Drake takes the passenger seat and appears to reflect on his life. Songz also looks outside of the driver's side noticing men bouncing a basketball and sees it could be him. ("Successful")

Previews of the music video appeared online throughout August with commentary from both Drizzy and Trey.

A short clip from Drake's music video for his single "Successful" has been put out in a bid to provide fans with a sneak peek. The snippet sees Drake and his collaborator Trey Songz performing the song in a balcony with city view at night being featured on the background. The video was directed by Jake Davis and shot in Toronto, Canada earlier this month. "Successful" actually has Lil Wayne's vocal on the hook in addition to Trey Songz's. But, its music video has been filmed without Weezy's verses. There is no word on when the video will come out. (Ace Showbiz)

According to reports, Drizzy has also linked with Lil Wayne for another music video.

Before going in for knee surgery, Drake will "go in" on set of his new video. Drizzy will be joined by Lil Wayne in the video for "I'm Goin' In," which is scheduled to shoot this month in Buffalo, New York. Young Money has a show in nearby Darien Center on August 27. (Rap Up)

Prior to the "Successful" music video, Drizzy apologized to women for his controversial images of near-nude actresses in his "Best I Ever Had" music video and passed up an opportunity to re-make it.

"That career move was very important to me," he said in an interview. "We've done such a great job of building it all up. It's kind of like people were getting this impression of me that I'm never gonna make a mistake...If you listen to the song, I'm not saying the most graceful thing in the world. It's not the most heartfelt song...I guess one thing I didn't consider is what the song personally means to a lot of women...To those women, I apologize. I do apologize. My intention wasn't to put anyone down. It was to make them laugh. I wanted people to see something visually different." (MTV)

Check out Drake & Trey Songz's "Successful" music video below:

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