I was watching some new music video’s recently because I was bored with nothing better to do, and I noticed that music video’s nowadays haven’t really been anything special or out of the ordinary. Most times it’s just the singer standing and singing, especially rap videos when they’re just standing or sitting there rapping surrounded by fancy cars and women. But one particular music video, had more of a pop culture movie connection. There was a new song that came out about a month or two ago by the rapper Drake called “Hold on we’re going home,” and I fell in love with it the first day I heard it. So naturally, when the music video came out a few days ago, I had to watch it immediately. The music video was not at all like I imagined, it was much more theatrical. In fact, the music video is being said to be a Scarface remake because of how over the top it is, and how similar. It has an old school Miami 1980’s vibe to it and is basically a big rescue mission. It’s about Drake’s girlfriend getting kidnapped, and his crew going in with weapons trying to rescue her killing everyone in sight to get to her. It’s like the ultimate boy saves girl story. Interestingly enough, the music video also features Steven Bauer, also known as Manny Ribera in the 1983 Scarface which is just another reason for comparisons with the music video and Scarface. The Miami setting, the mansion, the club, and the suits worn greatly resemble the old movie. At the end of the music video once again, Manny from Scarface is killed but by Drake in a shootout this time. The video is shown to be a Scarface-esque montage of violence and romance. Another interesting connection this music video has to popular Hollywood is that it’s directed by Bill Pope, cinematographer on “The Matrix” films. Although this is a music video, it’s made to be more like a short film which is interesting how they can incorporate Scarface into this love song. It is definitely not your typical music video. Steven Bauer even said that while shooting the music video, he was taken back to the Scarface shooting days because the scene seemed so similar. Can you see the similarities between the “Hold on we’re going home” music video and Scarface?
Steven Bauer interview on the music video: