Drake: Nice For What

Drake’s new track (featuring Big Freedia and Letitia Wright on the bridge) “Nice For What” is a sheer celebration of women—specifically independent women—despite heavily sampling Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” which is about distrust of a lover. (Hill’s song samples Wu-Tang’s “Can It Be All So Simple,” which itself samples Gladys Knight + the Pips’ cover of Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were”—just for some serious song inception.) Essentially a song praising women for being self-reliant and truly themselves, the accompanying video features a bunch of women (from Tracy Ellis Ross to Issa Rae, Olivia Wilde, Tiffany Haddish and more) doing everything from riding horses to studying and partying. As a not-so-subtle nod, Drake echoes one of many feminist messages, repeating, “You gotta be nice, for what?”