Drake drops 'Marvin's Room' video: Watch here!

His record label may be pulling all of his new tracks off the Internet, but Drake continues to be a one-man promotional machine for his forthcoming album Take Care.

So while his new single “Marvin’s Room” remains somewhat elusive, that didn’t stop the rapper from uploading the song’s brand new video, which finds him laying out a pretty literal interpretation of his own lyrics about drinking heavily and pining over a woman you know he shouldn’t be messing with in the first place.

It looks like it was made for about nine bucks (plus the cost of those whiskey shots and bottles of Heineken), but it’s so direct that it hits way harder than the more expensive, more cinematic and more jumbled Eminem video that premiered yesterday. Check out Drake’s moody clip for “Marvin’s Room” after the jump.

The whole Drake operation seems pretty DIY at the moment—the clip was clearly shot on the cheap and got its premiere on Drake’s very own blog. And he hasn’t been bashful about voicing his discontent regarding his record label’s policing of leaks from Take Care, including “Marvin’s Room” and “Dreams Money Can Buy.”

“Universal needs to stop taking my f—ing songs down,” he wrote in a tweet. “I am doing this for the people not for your label.” It makes sense that Drake would bristle at the idea that people wouldn’t be able to hear his music when he wanted them to hear it, especially considering he owes much of his career to the hype surrounding a series of mixtapes, all of which he gave away for free before signing with Lil Wayne.

The video isn’t the only piece of “Marvin’s Room”-related ephemera floating around the Internet today; multiple BET Award-winner Chris Brown dropped a remix of the track, performed from the point of view of the dude Drake is trying to get his lady to leave. It’s a fascinating flip that Brown insists isn’t a diss (and for once, we actually believe him).

What do you think of the “Marvin’s Room” video? On a scale of one to Detox, what’s your anticipation level for Take Care? Let us know your Drake-related feelings in the comments.

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  • Maureen

    Wow. Wasn’t there a clean version that could have been posted instead? Anyways, the song was just alright. I personally think he’s better at actually rapping than the whole crooning-rap-singing thing… still will buy his album when it comes out though! ;)

    • anthony

      maureen sounds like a hater… anyway… JoJo’s remix won the internet a couple of weeks ago. I’m loving all the remixes

    • Marlin shiloh

      Dem… Jimmy drizzy drake^_^ every one comment is right buddy.. Drizzy is the best i ever had….

  • ES

    I liked it!

  • Rachel

    The video fits the song well. The works so well–the original does anyway–because he taps into a simple sentiment of feeling lonely and empty…that “alone in a crowed room” feeling. So the low budget works with this song. I think it’s his best vid, tbh

    All these remixes, and Chris’ especially, show why Drake wins at what he does. He knows that less is more. He doesn’t need to get overally sexual or over-sing, like the remixes do. He just connect his story into a univerisal emotions basically.

    I’m really hyped for Take Care. Seems Drake is in the zone.

  • Zakia

    I love this song. I completely agree with the comment above mine. Drake’s is better than everyones.♥

  • kenneth

    even though it is a simple video
    i can feel all the emotion in it

  • shanda

    DIZZY JUS DIZZY I HAVE A HEADACHE BUT I LOVE IT LOL

  • Stan

    So you believe the word of an Ex-con? Well aren’t you gullible and naive lol. Acourse its a diss toward Drake.. Why else would a Man, remix another man’s song and get personal like dat.

  • Rachel

    Yeah, I don’t know why an established artist would remix another man’s song like that. JoJo and Teyana are up & comers so it makes sense. Plus they did female versions. Chris Brown was just trying to insert himself into the mix just to cause drama. He’s an grade A a-hole. I was glad to see Drake drop his video at the same time Chris released his song LOL! Good work, Drake. It is YOUR song, after all….

    • BabyE

      JoJo’s been out for a minute but she’s stepping back into the game.

  • elise

    i loved that song but i didn’t really get the video i think that he has done better but i love him more than any thing btw i cant wait to his new album he is going to be so hot in the music bissness

  • victoria

    now this is good music!! ^_^ the beat flows with the lyrics ahhh i can just relax while listening to this….this why i love drake he actually be thinking about what he says in his songs && they have meaning!!

  • BabyE

    The song is hot… JoJo remix is what’s up but I can’t help but say I expected this sophmore single to be the s***. I’m a little disappointed but I love you anyway Drake and will be the first to get that album.

  • Ebony

    this wuzz great lol

  • ….

    WACK!

  • Amie’MiMiUnChaiiNeddKiills

    Too Good….dayumm Like That ‘Fu** That B*t*h That You lOve So Badd hahah :) SiiCk

  • Product

    Drake is the future of music, stop hating on the dude.

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