Monday, May 20, 2024

Drake’s Made a New Video for His Hit “Mob Ties” Starring Barry Keoghan and Radio Man


Drake’s “Scorpion” album is the gift that keeps on giving.

Already a monster hit with millions sold and streamed, “Scorpion” has spawned a few hit singles including “In My Feelings” and “God’s Plan.”

One of the hits, “Mob Ties” has already gotten 19 million views on YouTube for its lyric video. So why not shoot a real one?

I’m told Drake has done just that, in the last few days, under the Brooklyn Bridge. The video stars Barry Keoghan, the up and coming Irish actor who made a big impression in “Dunkirk” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”

Also starring is Radio Man, aka Craig Castaldo, the beloved autograph hound and fan who movie stars love and who frequents their sets. Radio Man tells me he was paid just $200 to appear in the video with his trademark boombox hanging round his neck on a chain.

“They make it seem like they’re playing Drake’s music through my radio,” Radio Man told me as he waited to meet Steven Spielberg in front of City Winery last night. “I’m a star!” Radio Man has appeared in many movies and is thought to be the inspiration for Robin Williams’ character in “The Fisher King.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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