Drake love for reggae/dancehall music is no secret, after all he has been close friends with two of the biggest stars in the genre, Mavado and Popcaan.
According To Urban Islandz The Toronto emcee have been creating some buzz on social media after premiering his new video “Hotline Bling” on Monday night. Thanks to some smooth moves and a ‘bruk’ out session in the end.
Drake reps are tells them that the choreography in the video is hugely influenced by dancehall. That is no surprise since the female you saw Drizzy dancing with is famed Jamaican choreographer Tanisha Scott, who now resides in his hometown Toronto.
Tanisha Scott has done choreography for some of the biggest name in hip hop, R&B and pop music including Beyonce, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston and more. You can also remember her as the leading lady in the video for Sean Paul’s mega hit single “Gimme The Light,” “Like Glue” and “Get Busy.”
Scott has also toured with Rihanna on her Loud tour as the lead choreographer and also worked with her on several of her music videos including “What’s My Name,” “You Da One,” and “Rude Boy.”
In 2004, she was nominated in the Best Choreography category on MTV Video Music Award for her work on Sean Paul’s video “Like Glue.”
Drake’s rep told Urban Islandz that the rapper has known Scott for years and choose her because of her track record to infuse dancehall moves into mainstream music.