Young Money‘s Drake is reportedly recording a music video for his new single “Over” in California from the upcoming album, Thank Me Later.
Filming reportedly began on Friday (March 12) at a location based in Los Angeles.
Drake hopped a plane from his hometown of Toronto to sunny Los Angeles, where he is shooting the video for “Over” today. Rap-Up.com has learned that Anthony Mandler is directing the clip for the first single from Drizzy’s debut album Thank Me Later. The filmmaker has helmed videos for Rihanna (“Russian Roulette”), Beyoncé (“Irreplaceable”), Jay-Z (“Run This Town”), and Mary J. Blige, for which he teamed up with the Canadian artist on “The One.” The Boi-1da produced “Over” is currently No. 15 on the iTunes Top Songs chart, while the album is tentatively scheduled for a May release. (Rap-Up)
The song’s producer Boi-1da recently talked about its creation.
“He’s a dude that makes sample quality music that people think it’s a sample,” Boi said in an interview. “Like ‘Over’ sounds like a sample but it’s not a sample…That’s the way Drake envisioned himself coming out, it described exactly how he was feeling at this moment. You know, the first line, the hook, he comes out saying ‘I know way too many people in here that I didn’t know last year.’ It’s explaining that his life, he has all these people around him now, but at the end of the day, he’s going to prevail, it’s not over yet. He has a lot more time to go, that’s what it is you know. He felt like this is the moment that he wanted to capture for his first single.” (The Source)
Drizzy’s track landed online last week.
“Bottles on me, long as someone drink it,” the 23-year-old raps in a slow, aggressive flow. “Never drop the ball, f— is y’all thinking?/ Making sure the Young Money ship is never sinking/ ‘Bout to set it off in this bi—, Jada Pinkett/ You too fine to be laying down in bed alone/ I can teach you how to speak my language, Rosetta Stone…” ‘Bout to go Thriller, Mike Jackson on these n—as,” Drake later raps. “All I need is a f—ing red jacket with some zippers.” (“Over”)
Prior to the song debuting, Drake spoke on its overall motivation.
“This is my first song,” he told radio-show hosts Jus Red and Jwyze. “This is still my first single off my first album. This is still the beginning, as great as everything has gone…I went with ‘Over’ as the first look because of the words in the hook…The hook being the most repetitive part. I got a lot of great songs on my album. I got songs for women who wanna feel special. I got songs for dudes — if you ever thought my music was too soft, this is one you will enjoy. I got a lot of variety on there, but the biggest thing was that opening line on the hook.” (MTV)
Check out Royce Da 5’9‘s “Over” freestyle below: