Fans of the US version of The Office will enjoy this promo for Drake's 'First Person Shooter', as Brian Baumgartner - the man behind the character Kevin - opens it with a cameo. Little does the bumbling manager know that his staff have replaced themselves with dummies... so they can run an illegal ping-pong tournament while he games the hours away.
Director Gibson Hazard plays up the drama of the really rather mundane contest to great effect, positioning the utilised conference table at the Super Bowl in a fantasy sequence which emphasises how seriously all the workers involved are taking it. We've all had boring jobs where the smallest bit of excitement can make or break a day, so it's relatable despite its overblown aesthetic.
Drake and featured artist J Cole soon escalate things to a game of chess, which is similarly given the dramatic treatment, and eventually a world-spanning basketball toss earns Aubrey Graham an epic slam dunk. This is overblown and melodramatic (particularly when a giant statue of the artist gets involved), but it's also great fun, and therefore super watchable for Drake's presumably juvenile audience.
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