On "First Person Shooter," Drake's latest No. 1 single on which the Toronto rapper trades bars with J. Cole, the Boy boasts that their collaboration is as "big as the Super Bowl." Now, that standout track from For All the Dogs has an accompanying music video that is, fittingly, larger than life. In fact, it's one of the most grandiose and enjoyable clips of the year.
The video debuted yesterday (Nov. 15), depicting the friendly competition between Cole and Drake—two titans (and soon-to-be tourmates) on the mic doing the most, not the lesser. They match wits in chess, turn ping pong into an extreme sport, and shoot it out on the basketball court. It's playful and creative and somehow makes us love the song even more than we already did.
But part of the genius of the Gibson Hazard-directed short is in the many visual references that are recreated—some easily apparent and others a bit more obscure. The @jcolevillle account on X (f.k.a. Twitter) did God's work and matched up each reference side-by-side in an enlightening thread (with a couple of assists from other tweeters). Peep the video below, and then check out the different sources of inspiration from which Drake pulled. Did you catch any others?