Drake Shows The Bay Area Love In ‘The Motto’ Video
Drake definitely made his love of Oakland and the San Francisco Bay area known in the video for ‘The Motto’.
The video opens with a message from Wanda Salvatto, mother of Mac Dre, a Bay area rapper who was shot and killed in 2004 and who gets name-checked in the song. She looks into the camera and addresses her son directly, saying, “If you could see me now, sitting here in front of this camera, and the people that are in the room, you would be proud … I’m still here, and as long as I’m here, you’ll be here.”
Weezy performs his verse at night with a bridge lit up behind him. He makes a fashion statement of his own, with neon green boots that match his wristwatch. Clips of Tyga in front of the night skyline are mixed with footage of him onstage at a club.
Watch the Drake ‘The Motto’ Video