Drake gives two for the price of one on a Friday night, dropping clips for "Take Care" and "HYFR" in succession. For the first, Drake linked up with his once-rumored paramore Rihanna for a second go-round of scintillating pop. But unlike the last collaboration, "What's My Name?", which begs you to slowly drop it the floor, the Jamie XX-produced "Take Care" calls for more intimate gyrating. Appropriately, Drake and Rihanna spend a lot of the clip embracing each other—similar to Ciara and 50 Cent’s "Can't Leave Em Alone" video but with a lot more clothing. There is other loveliness to behold, like the slo-mos of random wildlife dispersed throughout the video. But its beauty is no surprise, as sampling from Jamie XX and Gil Scott-Heron’s collaborative remix album inspired wonder in all of us in the first place. To add more to his creative cache, the visual treatment for the Lil Wayne-featuring "HYFR" smashes our traditional notion of Rap Party Video, as Drake invites us to celebrate his bar mitzvah.
April 06, 2012