Trey Songz puts the camera on his native hometown of Petersburg, Virginia in his latest visual for ‘Top of the World.’ The uplifting song appears on his fresh mixtape, ‘Anticipation II,’ and his upcoming EP, ‘Inevitable,’ which hits stores Nov. 28.
Directed by Songz and John Ledbetter, the six-minute video begins with the singer holding hands in prayer, giving thanks to the city that “raised him” before treating local residents to a special dinner on the football field. We also see Songz giving back to his community, providing haircuts, watching cars and playing basketball.
Near the end of the video, we see Trigga walking through his old neighborhood with the community behind him. “If I could I would bring the whole ‘hood to the top of the world, with me / It’s my world, for free / Trying to get what you came to see,” he sings.
The clip ends with this encouraging message from Trey Songz: “They say never forget where you came from. I won’t because it made me the man I am today.”
Watch the Trey Songz ‘Top Of The World’ Video
It’s no secret that Drake has love for his hometown of Toronto, Canada. In his new video for ‘Headlines,’ the rapper/singer toasts his beloved city and the people who have supported him through his success.
Superbly directed by Lamar Taylor and Hyghly Alleyne, the clip is sort of a video postcard as Drizzy performs his anthemic track at various Toronto landmarks. We get to see him at the Rogers Centre (formerly known as SkyDome) rocking the Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap with the album’s title ‘Take Care’ on the video marquee. Elsewhere, the crooner is sitting front-and-center at a table puffing on a cigar and drinking wine with his closest friends.
Other recurring motifs include Drake riding up and down in an elevator (the ups-and-downs of fame, get it?) and him performing outside of an abandon building where the initials “OVO XO” are being spray-painted on the front. We wondered who’s going to clean that up?
Indeed, Drake has a lot to celebrate about — he’s about to drop his second LP ‘Take Care’ on Oct. 24 and if everything goes as plan, he will notch another No. 1 album. It’s good to see Drake give thanks to his native city of Toronto that obviously has shown him plenty of love in return.
Watch the Drake ‘Headlines’ Video