Ali — who has acted in films like Hidden Figures and the Academy Award-winning Moonlight — plays a boxer, and Glover plays his coach. The pair is filmed going through various boxing techniques as JAY raps. The song appears to address Hov’s relationship with his father.
“Letter to my dad that I never wrote,” the track begins. “Speeches I prepared that I never spoke/ Words on the paper that I never read/ Proses never penned, they stayed in my head.”
Later he spits, “Couldn’t kick the habit/ I wish you said somethin’,” which alludes to a struggle with some type of addiction. Whatever the case, the visual for “Adnis” is powerful and paints a dramatic portrait of an important relationship.
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