When Drizzy was working on Thank Me Later a low quality snippet of this song surfaced. Now, 7 years later, Drake decides to gift fans the CDQ version of the Kanye West produced track. It’s weird to listen to unreleased Drake, sounds very So Far Gone-esque. Check it out below.
2 Chainz dropped off a mixtape full of heat a few days ago that’s perfect for the end of summer playlist. The tape, which is ten tracks long features the 6 God himself, Drake, and YFN Lucci. Drake’s verse on “Big Amount” is definitely worth listening to even if you’re not going to stream the whole tape. Check it all out below.
OVO Radio episode 23 was wild. This post might be coming two days late but I didn’t get the chance to listen to the full episode until this morning. After listening I realized two things. One, Drake can DJ pretty well and two, Roy Wood$ is raw. The Ontario native has been building quite the buzz in the past year and I don’t see why he won’t continue to grow into 2016. Check out his two new singles “Why” and “Dolo in Da Cut” below.
Dj Khaled just sat down with Zane Lowe earlier today on Apple’s Beats 1 radio show. He premiered his self proclaimed “summer anthem” in the form of “For Free” featuring the 6 God himself Drizzy Drake. You can check out the entire interview and single below. Check it out, we the best, blah blah blah.
We’ve been waiting for this album since 2014. Almost immediately after releasing Nothing Was The Samein late 2013, Drake announced the title to his follow up Views From The 6 and that he was already in the process of working on it. In 2015 we got If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and that did not disappoint at all. But even after that, everyone was still talking about Views and what it could possibly mean to the hip hop world. Arguably the biggest celebrity at the moment, Drake sets himself up for failure early on in the album by calling it a classic only 4 songs in.
Views is in no way a bad album. It’s just Drake being Drake, which we’ve gotten many times before. He plays it so safe it’s almost sad. Yes, the Toronto artist added some dancehall flare with songs like “One Dance,” “Too Good” & “Controlla.” But that just isn’t enough anymore. Every song sounds too much like past work, lyrically and stylistically. It is almost as though every song could have somehow found it’s way onto one of Drake’s past albums.
Drake’s right hand man Noah “40” Shebib does an amazing job with the majority of the production and mixing/mastering. Drake sings more than ever on the album and his performance is phenomenal. Songs like “Feel No Ways” & “With You” have Drake hitting notes that I’ve never heard him hit before. Drake’s growth has been something amazing to watch over the years and for him to be able to sing like the majority of pop stars today is pretty fascinated considering he made his name rapping with Lil’ Wayne.
In terms of bars, Drake really goes in on “Hype” & “Still Here.” No features just bar after bar after bar. Those two are by far my favorite on the album. “Grammys” featuring Future sounds like it was recorded during the What A Time To Be Alive sessions but it still was a pleasant surprise to hear future body another verse. Overall, I wish Drake would have rapped a bit more but we always have If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late to go back to.
After all said and done, Views is Drake’s safe album. It won’t be remembered like Take Carewill be. Yes, it will be in rotation for quite sometime and it will obviously be talked about for months to come. But the real question is what is next for Drake. He can’t keep using the same formula in his music and that is apparent. No one will get bored listening to it but for music heads like myself I just want MORE. Hopefully we get that Drake/Kanye mixtape he hinted at during the Zane Lowe interview. Now that would be something.
What did you guys think? If you haven’t listened to the album yet, you can check it out on Apple Music here. Happy listening!