The "Poetic Justice" video hit the web on Friday, offering a glimpse into Kendrick Lamar and Drake's very different lives.
In the visuals, Lamar (who put out one of 2012's best albums, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City") raps as vignettes from a Compton, Los Angeles party interrupt his love-lorn verse. At the party, a young man and woman get cozy and walk off into the distance, until everything goes to hell.
Eventually we see an iPhone with a missed call from Drake, who is in a bedroom accompanied by a sleeping, nearly naked lady. Drake raps his verse into a cordless phone.
It's not until the end of the video that what actually caused all the commotion is revealed. We won't spoil it here, except to say that it's nice that the video didn't pitch us Drake as a character living in Compton, because the Toronto native doesn't really fit the bill.
MTV has more on the movie's backstory, involving Janet Jackson, who Lamar really wanted to be in the video:
On the slow and syrupy "Poetic Justice," Kendrick and Drake trade bars over a sampling of Jackson's 1993 single "Any Time, Any Place." The Scoop DeVille-produced track also borrows its name from the 1993 film that starred Janet and Tupac Shakur, so a video cameo from Jackson would be very fitting.
Lamar made an earnest, public plea to Jackson. "Janet, c'mon, Janet," he said. "No paperwork with the managers, contact the managers. This is artist to artist," Lamar pitched in December. "This is a young boy that looked up to you for years. Please, yeah, video, Janet Jackson 'Poetic Justice.' It'll only be right."
The video still makes an impact. Take a look above and let us know what you think in the comments. Drake and K-Dot also appeared alongside A$AP Rocky and 2 Chainz in the recently released video for "F--kin' Problems," and Drizzy dropped the visuals for his new single, "Started From the Bottom."
Drake - Started From The Bottom (Explicit)
Music video by Drake performing Started From The Bottom (Explicit). ©: 2013 Cash Money Records
Buy Now! iTunes: smarturl.it Music video by A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar performing F**kin' Problems. (C) 2012 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Pop That (Explicit Version)
Music video by French Montana performing Pop That (Explicit Version). (C) 2012 Bad Boy/Interscope Records
2 Chainz - No Lie (Explicit) ft. Drake
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Drake - HYFR ft. Lil Wayne
Music video by Drake performing HYFR. (C) 2012 UMG/Cash Money Records Inc.
Drake - Headlines (Explicit)
Music video by Drake performing Headlines. (C) 2011 Cash Money Records Inc.
Drake - The Motto (Explicit) ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga
Music video by Drake performing The Motto (Explicit). (C) 2011 Cash Money Records Inc Buy It Now! iTunes - bit.ly Amazon - amzn.to
Drake - Find Your Love
Music video by Drake performing Find Your Love. (C) 2010 Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records
Drake - Practice (Official Video)
Drake - Practice (Official Video)
I'm On One (Explicit Version)
Music video by DJ Khaled performing I'm On One. (C) 2011 Cash Money Records Inc. Manufactured and Marketed by Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc., 1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Distributed by Universal Music Distribution. All rights reserved. FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: Unauthorized copying is punishable under fede
Drake - Marvins Room (Official Video)
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Drake - Take Care (Explicit) ft. Rihanna
Music video by Drake performing Take Care. (C) 2012 Cash Money Records Inc.
Drake Best I Ever Had Official Video HD Lyrics
I think i get this video, what is trying to mean that a sexy girls bball team Drake is the coach and thats the best team he ever had... so yeah Lyrics Baby you my everything you all i ever wanted. We can do it real big. Bigger then you ever done it. You be up on everything. Other **** aint never on it. I want this forever, i swear i can spend whatever on it. Cause she hold me down everytime i hit her up. When i get right i promise that we gon live it up. She make me beg for it till she give it up. And I say the same thing every single time. I say you da you da the best. You da you da the best. You da you da the best. You da you da the best. You the best i ever had. Best I ever had. Best I ever had. Best I ever had. I say you the *******. Know you got a roommate Call me when its no one there Put the key under the mat And you know Ill be over there (Yup) Ill be over there Shawty, Ill be over there Ill be hitting all the spots that u aint even know was there Ha. And you aint even have to ask twice You can have my heart or we can share it like the last slice Always felt like you was so accustom to the fast life Have a ***** thinking that he met you in a past life Sweat pants, hair tied, chilling with no make up on Thats when your the prettiest I hope that you don take it wrong You dont even trip when friends say you aint bringing Drake along You know that Im working Ill be there soon as I make it home And she a patient in my waiting room Never pay attention to them rumors and <b>...</b>
Rihanna - What's My Name? ft. Drake
Music video by Rihanna performing What's My Name?. (C) 2010 The Island Def Jam Music Group #VEVOCertified on January 23, 2011. www.vevo.com www.youtube.com
Shanell - So Good (Explicit) ft. Lil Wayne, Drake
Buy Now: iTunes: smarturl.it Music video by Shanell performing So Good (Explicit). (C) 2012 Cash Money Records Inc.
Tyga - Still Got It (Explicit) ft. Drake
Music video by Tyga performing Still Got It. (C) 2012 Cash Money Records Inc.
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