Drake performs at the 2010 VMA’s Check Out “Sinatra Clip”

30 Aug

 

Drake’s ’50s-style noir clip debuted Friday, just one day after the premiere of his Wayne-assisted clip for “Miss Me.”

In a behind-the-scene interview, Driz told MTV News that he drew some inspiration from Bleek Gilliam, the tortured trumpeter originally portrayed by Denzel Washington in Spike Lee’s 1990 joint “Mo’ Better Blues.” The bulk of his inspiration, though, was ‘Ole Blue Eyes.

“I get to channel my inner Sinatra,” he said. “In the acting world, you gotta have reference points. I like to get into characters.”

Reaction to the promo has been heavy on praise, with many applauding his look and digging the aesthetic.

“I think Drake being inspired by Frank Sinatra makes for striking visuals,” says Vibe magazine’s senior editor, Clover Hope.

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