So the new Drake album is finally out. If you don’t live on Mars (even though I’m pretty sure the Martians are listening to Drake as well, you know they have a pretty close connection to Drake through their most famous representative Lil Wayne) you probably know by now that Drake has a son. By the way if you got my joke about Lil Wayne just know, you’re a real one and I appreciate you.
Anyways…what you will also know is the fact that his new album is 25 tracks divided into two parts, one is rapping tough Drake and one is singing emotional Drake. Now I could write a 4-page essay as an album review right here BUT instead I’m just gonna tell you my initial thoughts and leave you to listen to it yourself. That is if you have the day off for some reason because according to my calculations it takes 1 hour 29 minutes and 9 seconds (don’t hold me to it please) to listen to the complete album just once. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
So let me say this, and keep in mind that I’m a die-hard Drake fan, always have been always will be: It is not possible to release an album with 25 tracks that are all equally great. It is simply not possible. Even Michael Jackson, the GOAT, never made an album that was longer than 15 songs. Now you can argue, alright but this is basically two albums released at once. One rap album and one singing album. But here’s the thing, you can take the singing Drake out of the rapping Drake but you can’t take the rapping Drake out of the singing Drake (read that again). In my opinion, what makes Drake so great is that he can do both at once, IN ONE SONG. Think back to “Best I Ever Had”. What was your first thought when listening to it for the first time? Mine was: Who the hell is this guy with this amazing distinctive voice that makes rapping and singing at the same time work?
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this album is bad. I was just listening to “Nonstop” in the car and woah that beat is everything! Also hello? A Jay-Z feature!! Hell yes! And even more so, a Michael Jackson feature? Hell to the Yes, Yes! Reincarnating a legend, I see you Drake. Does that mean we’re getting a Michael Jackson hologram at the next Drake concert? Just a thought *shrugs shoulders* And my favorite song on the album “Emotionless”; that Mariah Carey sample is beautifully used and the lyrics are so so real. (Go to genius.com now and read the entire second verse #realness) And last but not least, probably my favorite line on the album “House on both coasts, but I live on the charts”. That definitely made me chuckle.
Arrrright…So to sum it up:
“Scorpion” is a good album!
From now on every girl will play “Ratchet Happy Birthday” on her birthday at least once.
Drake is a good father and he’s taking care of his son, so chill people thanks.
This album could have been great if he would’ve cut it down to less songs.
So now I leave you to make up your own mind about it. Enjoy!