Drake’s been getting hella love since releasing the video for his Lil Wayne-assisted banger “HYFR” last Friday (April 6). The clip finds Drizzy, one of hip-hop's top Jewish MCs, getting re-bar mitzvahed. Of course his family, including YMCMB bosses Birdman and Weezy, are all invited to the ceremony as well as DJ Khaled, Trey Songz, members of the OVO crew, and a few old chums from back home, too.
Judging by the amount of Patron and Manischewitz wine being tossed back on the "HYFR" set it looks like Director X—who’s handled videos for Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Usher, among others—had a lot of fun on this shoot. So Complex caught up with X to have him walk us through some of the video's best moments. How crazy did the shoot really get? Who decided to put the panda mask on Wayne? Who’s that bearded white guy stealing all the shine? And was there a rabbi around to make sure they didn't get too wild in the temple? Keep clicking to find out.
Written by Brad Wete (@BradWete)