Video: Drake – Best I Ever Had (Director’s Cut)

So I’m not sure exactly what’s the difference between this cut and the version you saw, but eskay took one for the team and watched the whole thing again and says that there are some longer “stretching” parts. Either way, it’s a video that’s worth revisiting.

If people are still confused over this video, they shouldn’t be. It’s just because they were expecting the typical rap video from these guys because this song just organically took off on its own. If you think they made a mistake with this video it might be simply because you made the mistake of thinking that just because the song was doing good on the radio that they’d settle for the same destiny everyone else would when they meet with success. This video just proves that they still don’t, or never did, intend on going that route, even though it’s nice, and that it’s always been about something else. That “Best I Ever Had” being on the charts wasn’t necessarily the end goal, but just a nice surprise. It just made getting things done much simpler. I frankly like the song more now that there are these visuals to go along with it, I didn’t like it as much as his other tracks when I first heard it. This song wasn’t even supposed to be on the mixtape…


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56 Responses to “Video: Drake – Best I Ever Had (Director’s Cut)”

  1. cOLD Says:

    yea god be having my whole team lit.

    why do we need new music again…?

  2. cOLD Says:

    ….primetine mist is affraid of my lungs

    ^ cudi who? B.o.B why?

  3. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    Damn I wonder how much Drake paid for Nate to give that elaborate stan defense of this shitty video…

    this video just proves Kanye is a terrible director.

  4. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    Lurkers, Regs, and Casuals are about to come out for this 1

  5. ELECTROGREMLIN_CS88 Says:

    No Thanks.

  6. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Damn I wonder how much Drake paid for Nate to give that elaborate stan defense of this shitty video…

    ***I think Nate’s just gassed to see a fellow Canadian getting some press (none)

  7. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    i like the video…its some art house shit.

    i dont see why people cant compartmentalize these things

  8. The DMV Blog Bully Says:

    # Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Damn I wonder how much Drake paid for Nate to give that elaborate stan defense of this shitty video…

    this video just proves Kanye is a terrible director.

    ^lmao….

  9. eboc Says:

    light skinned bitches doing stuff thats pointless in a video. Whats not ‘typical rap video’ about this? Video sucked cuz it was super regular, nothing else.

  10. cOLD Says:

    cappa villain stay chillen take shots of penicillin

  11. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Damn, nation took the Drake criticism to the titty.

    The video was wack. You’re going to remember it for the titties. Women, who make up a sizable chunk of his “visible” fanbase, don’t wanna see bouncing titties and Rosa Acosta stretching in their face. Shit’s not that difficult.

    I get it, he made the video trying to be creative. Problem is… he failed.

  12. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    To be honest, when i first heard this track back in february, i knew wat it was all about, single to get his commercial appeal up, prally one of my least favorite songs on the tape, i link this in the skip category with a little bit and call it off. The track i end up listenin to the most is that outro, i’ve smoked many 6am L’s wit that shit on repeat

  13. landLORD Says:

    I wish the director would have just cut the arteries leading to Drake’s heart … Enough already

  14. Noyd Says:

    Damn I wonder how much Drake paid for Nate to give that elaborate stan defense of this shitty video…************

    ***********how can you be a man and hate on this video , if it was up to me it would’ve been 4 min long video of chicks streching and best beleive nikky minaj woul’ve beed all up it it

  15. cOLD Says:

    swervin with powered germans and suburbans…

  16. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    this video just proves Kanye is a terrible director.

    ***shit, they proved that in that “Everybody” video with 3000 and Bentley…

    youtube.com/watch?v=N6oMAHl9PNU

  17. cOLD Says:

    Fact: cOLD has never watched this video and probably never will

  18. RJ Says:

    What does that even mean, nation? A bad video is a bad video. You act like this is some creative piece that sets it apart from “other rap videos”. It’s a wack concept for a wack song.

  19. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    I get it, he made the video trying to be creative. Problem is… he failed.

    ***LOL…kinda tried to go for the comedic vibe from Kanye’s “Workout Plan” blicka….

  20. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    the cinematography is this video is elementary…Kanye should never be allowed to hold a video camera again

  21. cOLD Says:

    tommy hill rocking ice niggas, tommy hill ice rocking niggas who fuck.

  22. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    nation needs to whipe his chin for this diatribe…there’s still some drake in the corner of your mouth

  23. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    nation needs to whipe his chin for this diatribe…there’s still some drake in the corner of your mouth

    ^^

    yikes

  24. cOLD Says:

    Yo back in the days, baggin crack, scrapin plates
    Flippin cakes who them heavy head niggaz hatin Jakes
    It be us, all for war’s soldiers, hangin in halls gettin over
    City niggas shoot for blood money rockin Rovers

    ^ …

  25. kofi Says:

    this video just proves Kanye is a terrible director.

    ***shit, they proved that in that “Everybody” video with 3000 and Bentley…

    youtube.com/watch?v=N6oMAHl9PNU

    ——————————————————-

    uh, Kanye didn’t direct that video but he did direct Common’s video for “Go” and John Legend’s “Ordinary People” video both of which were good. People that say this video sucks obviously don’t take a look at all the shitty hood music videos that get posted here. I’m not saying its the greatest thing in the world but it’s far from terrible.

  26. landLORD Says:

    How is this different than the other ass and tittyball videos?… Whoever wrote that rambling excuse up top is delusional

  27. Rockabye Says:

    If people are still confused over this video, they shouldn’t be. It’s just because they were expecting the typical rap video from these guys because this song just organically took off on its own. If you think they made a mistake with this video it might be simply because you made the mistake of thinking that just because the song was doing good on the radio that they’d settle for the same destiny everyone else would when they meet with success. This video just proves that they still don’t, or never did, intend on going that route, even though it’s nice, and that it’s always been about something else. That “Best I Ever Had” being on the charts wasn’t necessarily the end goal, but just a nice surprise. It just made getting things done much simpler. I frankly like the song more now that there are these visuals to go along with it, I didn’t like it as much as his other tracks when I first heard it. This song wasn’t even supposed to be on the mixtape…

    ^

    This ain’t college.

  28. Themarv Says:

    Its a shitty concept….point blank, his own fans hate it……..

  29. Rockabye Says:

    Damn, nation took the Drake criticism to the titty.

    The video was wack. You’re going to remember it for the titties. Women, who make up a sizable chunk of his “visible” fanbase, don’t wanna see bouncing titties and Rosa Acosta stretching in their face. Shit’s not that difficult.

    I get it, he made the video trying to be creative. Problem is… he failed.

    ^

    Cosign. It’s generic and exploitative. I’m a straight man, I like boobs, and even I think it’s too leering to be good. “Take that D” was a poor choice.

  30. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Why does Bow Wow do this type of shit?

    crunktastical.net/2009/07/27/hate-today/#more-21655

  31. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    itll be interesting to see if Drake does the bitches, cars and ice thing with his next video or sticks to something more off beat.

  32. Big_seth Says:

    Ye should have hired a ghost director.

    & everyone knows I stan for Ye, but this shit is not that creative.

    I, however, would have thought Beezy would be into it because its supposed to be a pedo fantasty of a HS girl team.

    Maybe since they didn’t get authentic HS girls he don’t fuck wit it. LOL

  33. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    July 27th, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    Why does Bow Wow do this type of shit?

    crunktastical.net/2009/07/27/hate-today/#more-21655

    ***LMAO @ ol’ girl putting HIM on the sink….

  34. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    *stands in stairwell rapping*

    *sits at desk acting as coach, rapping*

    *fucks men*

    *is Drake*

  35. Deen Says:

    Jesus hates Drake…

  36. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    Kanye’s “Throw some D’s” remix video was great tho.

  37. eskay Says:

    it’s not really a good video, but it’s nowhere near as bad as niggas who hate Drake are trying to make it out to be.

  38. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    ***LMAO @ ol’ girl putting HIM on the sink….

    ^^

    this ….*deader than dead*

  39. landLORD Says:

    Drake looks like a panda bear with Down’s Syndrome

  40. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    this video never should’ve seen the light of day

  41. eskay Says:

    ^then you’re gay

  42. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    July 27th, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    Why does Bow Wow do this type of shit?

    crunktastical.net/2009/07/27/hate-today/#more-21655

    ***LMAO @ ol’ girl putting HIM on the sink….
    ^^^

    I JUST noticed that. Shorty got some big hands too … hmm …

  43. protectyaneck Says:

    welcome to drakeright.com

  44. LilWayneHQ Says:

    There wasn’t too many changes, but the vid is better

  45. FINDtheSHIT » Drake – Best I Ever Had (Director’s Cut) Says:

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  46. dirtyjerz21 Says:

    i like drake and this song but i agree the video was a fail. everytime something like this is made and most people say it’s wack there’s someone who will try to act like it’s not and it’s just some shit “we don’t understand” like they’re on another level. no, this video was just plain pointless. we get it, kanye loves titties like the rest of us, cept he gets to make a music video to prove it.

  47. J.C Says:

    the video was wack, its not about expecting typical rap video anything, its about expecting somn good. Kanye did shit. Drake did shit for allowing him to do shit. the video coudve just been his face with his mouthin movin n words around him n it wudve been better. Kanye sabotaged him

  48. Tego Says:

    What a long way of saying “This video bombed. I know right? How the fuck did they manage that? You mean that had to play by the same rules as the big dogs and they thought they could get away with not? With a debut Canadian rapper? What? Aren’t they above the law?”

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  50. BOYCOTT NATION & DRE Says:

    YO, KIDS…..LET ESKAY DO THE REVIEWS! YA ALL ARE KILLIN HIS SITE AND TAKING AWAY HIS CREDIBILITY WITH FUCK ASS REVIEWS LIKE THESE!

    BOTTOM LINE, NOT MANY ARTISTS HAVE THE LUCK DRAKE HAD WITH AN UNINTENDED HIT! THATS STILL NO REASON TO MAKE A SHITTY ASS VIDEO!

    NATIONS ROOTS IN HIP HOP ARE ARE ONLY A YEAR OR 2 DEEP AND FAR FROM MY TASTES!

    I WISH NATION AND DRE STAYED ON NAHRIGHT LITE AND LEFT THE ORIGINAL TO SOMEONE I RESPECT!

  51. Paul E Says:

    **Rap police arrive on the scene (Sirens blaring)… they exit the cop car… guns aimed at Kanye West.

    “Sir, get out the Director’s chair and step away. Step away from the Director’s Chair Sir!! I said…”

    ** Shoots em in the face.

  52. Los Says:

    nation, take a class on writing… you use way too many demonstratives for your own good. for instance, using “they” to refer to two sets of groups/individuals in the same sentence is just bad form, b.

    this went there with them and they all did this to them and that wasn’t it, it was just cool that it was that… sound good?

  53. Tampasolar Says:

    i’m not trying to watch the whole thing..but not unless this has a twist to it..it looks pretty typical to me….videos hoes, high school.

  54. dsjlsdkj Says:

    Nation, please get off Drake’s dick. It’s pitiful.

  55. buciii baby Says:

    Ye should have hired a ghost director.

    ^^^

    Hahahaha my dude had me dying at this comment!

  56. sinthasyzer Says:

    How do people think a video is bad even with ass and titties running around? Must be cause it’s not be a clear cut video where you have Drake caterin to the females. Like Drake said it’s a metaphor for your team of females lined up. I guess most people are just too ignorant to understand it. “When they give you that D, just take it!” lol

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