April 12th, 2010
04:14 PM ET

New Drake music video poised to take 'over'

Rapper Drake’s anticipated “Thank Me Later" album is still weeks away from its June 15 release date, but the "Best I Ever Had" artist is still busy feeding the fire.

VEVO premiered the video for Drake's first single "Over" today, and the Young Money star hopes it'll show his artistic side.

"This is my first video," he explained to MTV in March. "I've shot a lot of videos before, but this is my first attempt to establish myself as Drake the artist."

Drake thinks the video may also help those who view the track as just another club single to see the song in a new light.

“The song — to a lot of people — is ignorant, it's club. This video is what I was really thinking about,” he told the network while on his “Away From Home” tour. “It's a struggle between the purities of my past life and what this new life has to offer.”

Drake worked with director Anthony Mandler to create what he calls the “emotion-evoking visuals" in the four-minute video.

“The song is so aggressive, and it's sort of a love story in the video,” he told MTV. “[‘Thank Me Later’] is about finding love, feeling, 'Have I sold my soul?' as far as, 'Will I ever be able to gain the trust of a woman? Will I only be able to be around the dark, evil women? Will I ever find that pure love?' Those elements are in the video.”

Check out the full video here.

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  2. Davis

    forget what Str8 Outta Tx says im for conroe tx and i support my boy Drake

    April 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Davis

    If you ain't heard Drake then you must not know whats up

    April 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Davis

    Drake gos hard yall just dont know!!

    April 15, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. Str8 Outta Tx

    drake is gonna keep the money flowing IN to young money while his mentor lil wayne is in the pen. but yeah... i like how he rap's and hell no not drake from drake and josh. his real name is aubrey drake graham and he is from the suburbs of canada! that's lame as hell, and just goes to show you that a lot of rappers are studio gangstas. but i guess that doesnt take away from his musical talent. do ya thang drake. no more hatin.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. amberground emo

    drake is the #2 bombdiggity.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. hilarious

    so funny not drake from drake and josh jimmy from degrassi

    April 13, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. peter pan the man

    Sucks kids have to listen to this garbage and think it's cool. 2012

    April 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BeatSmart

    Remember when Hip Hop was about Message. It was communication from East Coast to West Coast, North to South reppin where you was from. Tellin Hood stories coast to coast about what happened, or what you saw or what was trippin you out.

    Now you got ..........Artists...The Art of Hip Hop was the message....

    April 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jackie Kennedy

    Drake from "Drake and Josh?" No skillz, just another lame rapper. Lil wayne is crap too. He is the worst rapper alive, and he can't make a complete sentence. Drake, talk about some real stuff, please

    April 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ayatt

    I suppot drake all the way! Keep doing your thing, we're all rooting for you! Can't wait until june 15th!

    April 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. WDrad

    Hip Hop is such garbage. Nothing original and everything is over analyzed, like there is any real subtance to this. Beat, retarded lyrics, and some snappy musical catch..either smurf voices or silly synth..and you have yourself a way to exploit certain American culture.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sammy Byrd

    drake do yo thang boy.

    April 13, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. Chabone

    Keep writin cuz nobody seems to write any more.....YOU and MOS, KANYE....you know the rest...! ....5th Dynasty......Iladel.....we got luv for'em all day!

    April 13, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joel T.

    Hey Drake,

    Why did you waste your time talking to Mtv???

    They don't play videos.

    They want to to sell kids on the stupidity that is JERSEY SHORES.

    April 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |

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