Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Takes Over the Internet

Benjamin McKnight

Drake released “Hotline Bling” almost three months ago and he’s not letting the catchy tune go out without a bang. This past Monday, Drake released a music video via Apple Music for “Hotline Bling,” the single he released accompanying “Right Hand” and his more than epic diss track to Meek Mill, “Back to Back.”

The video opens to the scene of over a dozen phone-sex operators, all of them curvaceous in nature wearing pink t-shirts, ties in the back and tight denim jeans. That’s when you hear it, the line that has become so popular over this past summer and has probably been the caption to over hundreds of Instagram photos; “You used to call me on my cellphone.”

Directed by Director X, the video was clean and simple with different color lights and clean backdrops that have been rumored to be inspired by James Turrell’s light installations. If you weren’t feeling Drake’s overall choice in aesthetic, you had to be feeling Drake’s dancing. Whether you loved it or thought he was a complete cornball, Drake did his thing with his salsa-like dance moves. If Drake’s dance moves weren’t for you, the silhouettes of busty women will definitely keep your attention.

Even though “Hotline Bling” seems to be all anyone is talking about, not everyone is happy with the Toronto rapper. Shortly following the video’s release, rapper D.R.A.M. tweeted “I feel I got jacked for my record,” and it didn’t take people long to recognize what record he was referring to. It’s no secret that the beat is a bit similar and Drake’s dance moves do resemble the “Cha Cha” but Drake definitely dominated.

Like it or not, “Hotline Bling” isn’t going anywhere and will continue to grace parties and car stereos for some time to come.