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Drake Breaks The Internet With Lauryn Hill Sampled Single

Drake came out of nowhere and broke the internet with a Lauryn Hill sampled single.

On Friday night, the OVO rapper dropped his new single “Nice For What” and the music world literally came to a standstill. Drake and “Nice For What” have been the top trending topics on social media for the past 24 hours, which is a clear sign that he is poised for yet another record-breaking week on streaming platforms Apple Music and Spotify.

Cardi B released her debut album Invasion Of Privacy approximately 24 hours before that and all day on Friday that was all we were talking about, but then Drake came and stole the spotlight. “Drake couldn’t give Cardi one whole day? He could have waited until midnight to drop #NiceForWhat,” Charlamagne Tha God tweeted.

The Toronto rapper cast some of the biggest names in Hollywood currently in the music video including Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae, Michelle Rodriguez, Letitia Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones and Emma Roberts, Misty Copeland, Syd, and Zoe Saldana.

The music video was also directed by 22-year-old Karena Evans to complete an all-female empowering production. Drake is a genius for doing making this move in an era where women are taking the spotlight in entertainment. “Nice For What” was produced by Murda Beatz and sampled Lauryn Hill’s 1998 classic single “Ex-Factor” off her iconic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Drake is currently holding the number one spot on Billboard Hot 100 chart with “God’s Plan” in its 10th consecutive week at the top of the chart. We will be watching closely to see if this new joint will make it to the top spot. Check out some of the reactions on Twitter to the single “Nice For What” below.






One Comment

  1. The last line of this post buggs me.
    “Lauryn Hill doesn’t own the rights to her music so she’s not making any money off of Cardi & Drake sampling her songs. Thats what we really should be talking about.”
    She should…regardless of who the person is and she is a hit celebrity although she has been out of the spotlight so her music was never copyrighted? It most likely should be. I’m confused. Why is the system draining her like that? Enlighten me.