We called “The Motto” fairly old-school once it leaked pre-Take Care (it ended up as a bonus track). Makes sense, then, that the video for “The Motto” is equally old-school, equally low-key. Most of it is spent in a car, just outside a car or on shots of a moving car–look, you’re probably familiar with the template here. Gotta save some effort for the bound-to-be-perfect-sez-Drake video for “Take Care,” apparently.
Two things are worth pointing out, though. First, E-40 and Mistah Fab make appearances; second, the woman in the beginning is the mother of rapper Mac Dre, who was shot and killed in 2004. Watch below.