Jay Rock and Drake both share new videos, A$AP Rocky drops new song
The highly-anticipated Marvel film Black Panther opened in theaters yesterday, and coinciding with this is the release of Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake's excellent video for "King's Dead," which appears on the film's soundtrack (and doubles as the lead single for the next Jay Rock album). The video, which was co-directed by TDE president Dave Free and frequent collaborator Jack Begert, features several unique scenes, including Kendrick eating corn on the cob in a palm tree, Jay Rock in a confetti-filled barber shop, and Future in a large, vacant apartment space. The video also briefly captions Future's ridiculous "la di da di da" bridge, and it ends with Kendrick in a thrilling confrontation with a faceless enemy.
Speaking of Future, his What A Time To Be Alive (not to be confused with the new Superchunk album that came out today) collaborator Drake has a new video out for his chart-topping single "God's Plan." The video begins with the message, "The budget for this video was $996,631.90. We gave it all away. Don't tell the label..." Sure enough, Drake spends most of the video in the philanthropist chair, giving away money to fans on the street, and paying for all customers' purchases in several stores. The video was shot around Miami, and also shows the rapper greeting tons of young fans at a local high school.
In one last bit of related news, A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, and 21 Savage, who have all collaborated with both Drake and Future, released a new single today, titled "Cocky." The new track will be included as part of the soundtrack for the upcoming comedy film Uncle Drew, based on NBA player Kyrie Irving's TV commercial character. This is one of several new tracks A$AP Rocky has dropped recently, which includes his "dummie" tracks teasing his upcoming third album.