I’m going ahead and putting it out there, this album was disappointing. Very disappointing, for that matter. I gave the album a day after its release before I gave it a listen so that I would have a chance to read up on the hype it was giving off. To my absolute surprise (totally not sarcasm) Drake fans all around were talking of this album as if it changed the world. So I decided to give it a listen.
In all utmost honesty, I’m not going to call it a bad album. Over-hyped and underwhelming? Yes. Bad? no. When Drake actually decides he wants to rap, he can be tolerable. There weren’t any “rap” tracks that I heard where I thought “Jesus this is bad, SKIP” but at the same time there weren’t any tracks that had me thinking “damn, this is pretty solid” either. As for the RnB stuff, I couldn’t bear most of it. I don’t know what it is about his annoying ass singing voice but it’s almost as bad as nails on a chalkboard for me. I can’t stand listening to that man sing.
I felt like this was a Views 3/More Life 2. It sounds exactly like the same Drake we’ve been getting for the last three years. I can’t bring myself to say that there’s anything THAT special about this album, other than the Michael Jackson “feature”. I’m not sure what the process was for that to happen considering he’s been dead for nine years. I assume he bought rights to some stuff from his archives or something. Who knows.
Also the line that goes something like ” I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid” is some of the most deadbeat father headassery I’ve ever heard.
I gave it a chance, and I was let down, again. Give Scorpion a listen and let me know what you think. Is Drake REALLY who you all consider the goat? I don’t see it, not one bit.
If you want something actually enjoyable to listen to, Michael Christmas dropped an album titled Role Model last week that’s absolutely phenomenal, with features from Cousin Stizz and Domo Genesis. You’ll probably be hearing more about Mr. Christmas in the near future.
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