Drake and J. Cole engaged in a friendly competition featuring chess, table tennis, and basketball in the recently released music video for “First Person Shooter.”
The video, unveiled on Wednesday, showcased the biracial hip-hop stars recreating a renowned image of soccer icons Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing chess, captured by Annie Leibovitz a year ago during their Louis Vuitton collaboration.
This collaboration produced a US Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit, featured in Drake’s eighth studio album, “For All the Dogs,” released on October 6. J. Cole achieved his first No. 1 hit, while Drake’s 13th matched him with the late Michael Jackson for the most solo number-one songs by a male artist.
In a nod to the King of Pop, Drake wore a silver-sequin glove and socks with black loafers.
The five-minute CG-filled music video, directed by Gibson Hazard, pays homage to Drake’s son Adonis Mahbed Graham through the album cover drawn by the five-year-old.
The video, already nearing half a million views on YouTube, features a cameo by Brian Baumgartner of “The Office.”
Beginning with Baumgartner managing an office of dummies while playing a game on his computer, the video transitions to Drake and J. Cole playing ping pong before a magical transformation into a stadium.
Dressed as Spider-Man, the Grammy-winning artists showcase their ping pong and basketball skills, with Drake’s cosmic basketball shot landing in Scotiabank Arena.