The beginning of Drake’s “The Motto” video opens with an intro by Mac Dre’s mother, Wanda Salvatto. In a heartfelt message, Miss Salvatto addresses her son: “Andre, you wanted me to be a strong black woman. If you could see me now, sitting here in front of this camera, and the people that are in the room, you would be very proud. This is just the beginning. I’m still here, and as long as I’m here, you’ll be here.”
In a proper tribute to the legendary rapper, Drake reps the Bay Area in “The Motto” music video. Sporting a puffy leopard Northface jacket and red Nike gloves (hello product placement!), Drizzy cruises in a drop-top Impala around SF’s famed bridges and city lights. He’s soon joined by Mistah FAB and E-40, who meet up for some background cameo support.
Lil Wayne and Tyga go solo. Weezy ghost rides the whip in green spaceman boots and pants that curiously resemble jeggings, while Tyga pops champagne in the club and spits while posted up on a Ferrari.
Other than the curious wardrobe choices and rather low-key production, it’s a decent video that pays homage to Mac Dre’s hometown. It’s got some of the biggest rappers in the game today, slick cars and a “Rest in peace Mac Dre, I’ma do it for the Bay” shout out by Drake. All in all, a solid wrap up for the single off his Take Care album that recently went platinum.
Check out “The Motto” below:
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