Drake’s Channels Dance Moves By Carlton In “Hotline Bling”
With the help of auteur Director X, and Tanisha Scott, one of Canada’s best choreographer’s Drake’s latest video “Hotline Bling” is a work of art. Anyone who says Drake has missed the mark or this video is way out in left field, is the one who can’t or doesn’t see that Aubrey Graham has his finger on the pulse of pop culture and is now exploiting it every way he can.
Hotline Bling shows that whatever lines there were between musical genre distinctions, he is about to destroy or blur to the point that they are unrecognizable. This video also helps further inclusion instead of exclusion as his many gifable dance moves, prove that anyone one from any culture can dance dance to this song.
Drake has created a song that is not only sophisticated, but simplistic and multi-dimensional at the same time. Artists from any genre around the world from Kpop to Bhangra, Gospel to Metal can remix, re-imagine, and recreate their sound over this video, and the synergy of the video does not get lost in translation.
Since the video release of “Hotline Bling”, D.R.A.M let the world know he felt like Drake jacked the song from him. Since its release on OVO Beats1 in July, OVO and Drake have referenced that “Cha Cha” was the source for inspiration. In a day and age where everything has already been done, almost every artist these days looks to other artists for inspiration or samples some of their beats as they look to make their contributions to the world of music, and “Hotline Bling” is no different it has a sped up sample of Timmy Thomas’ “Why Can’t We Live Together.” This song has steadily been moving up the charts, now that the video for it has been released and is receiving overwhelming response from the general public and on social media, will this be enough to push it towards Drake’s first ever number one hit on the music charts? Only time will tell. It is currently sitting in the number two spot on the top 100.
We now leave you with some of the more entertaining Gif’s from “Hotline Bling”
When you get that "I'm on my way" text from bae pic.twitter.com/N265pnCKUe
— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) October 20, 2015
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) October 20, 2015
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