While Drakes album will more than likely break records as his releases always do, there have been rumours since before he released Views, that maybe the Canadian hip hop artist/crooner is starting to lose his touch when it comes to albums.
Now this is technically not an album, as Drizzy himself called it a playlist. However this doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a lot of hype surrounding the rappers second release in under a year.
Even though Drake released hit songs such as ‘Two Birds One Stone’ and ‘Sneakin’ featuring 21 Savage this year, neither make the album, with Fake Love appearing as track number 20 out of lengthy 22 songs.
Drake hits us straight away with the Boi-1da produced Free Smoke, which contains shots at long term rivals Jay Z and Meek Mill. He then goes on to show further support to the UK scene with the first of two collaborations with UK grime artist Giggs, both of which leave something to be desired.
Fans of Drakes emotional love songs will not be left disappointed as hits such as ‘Teenage Fever’ and ‘Nothing’s Into Something’s,’ the latter of which is possibly about Serena Williams.
The album is not without it’s banger’s as it contains songs such as ‘Blem,’ where Drake talks about his love for marijuana and his own brand of whiskey, Virginia Black. Also recently Drake’s music has taken a lot of influence from dancehall and afrobeat, and ‘Madiba Riddim’ continues this (#NextSingle.)
Whilst the album (I mean PLAYLIST) isn’t Drakes best, it is definitely worth a listen.
BEST TRACKS: Blem, Passionfruit, Madiba Riddim, Lose You, Fake Love and Do Not Disturb.
RATING: 7.5 out of 10.