Review: Drake’s Stinging New Album, ‘Scorpion’

What’s The Verdict? Drake has been renowned as a hip-hop and R&B powerhouse rapper. The Degrassi actor turned musical genius just released his two-sided album, ‘Scorpion,’ with the lead...

What’s The Verdict?

Drake has been renowned as a hip-hop and R&B powerhouse rapper. The Degrassi actor turned musical genius just released his two-sided album, ‘Scorpion,’ with the lead up singles “Nice For What” and “God’s Plan” paving the way to his continued success. Once again, as per usual, the Young Money / Cash Money signed singer has made everyone fall back into emotions they never knew they had while still keeping a strategic flow to the album. If you aren’t looking to cruise through the entire 25 track, 90 minute album, here are some of the standout songs that solidify Drake’s place in mainstream music.

God’s Plan
“I only love bed and my momma, I’m sorry” has become a saying we are all too familiar with nowadays. But this track has one of the catchiest beats on the whole album, which is no surprise why it was a lead single.

Summer Games
If you’re looking for a deep, emotionally charged track that evokes the staple Drake we’ve come to know and love, this is kind of it. While the lyrics fulfill that, the mesmerizing beat and reverberating chorus make for a nice change.

Can’t Take A Joke
This song screams “Headlines” and “The Motto,” some of Drake’s first few hits. The rhymes, the beat, and catchy hook bring back the hip-hop vibe of ‘Take Care.’

Talk Up
Drake doesn’t have many features on this album, but Jay-Z brings power to an already perfect record, making for an unforgettable collaboration.

Don’t Matter To Me
Speaking of collaborations, how about having a Michael Jackson feature in 2018? One of the more soothing, classic songs on the album, it’s worth a listen just to hear the legend himself hold the chorus down around Drake’s melancholic bars.

March 14
There’s a reason this is the final song on the album. So much emotion, raw power, honesty, and surprise is the only way Drake could close out his album. It’s his own admission of having a son, but beyond that, I don’t want to spoil anything else. If there’s one track you need to hear, it’s this one.

In short, ‘Scorpion’ delivers. Just please skip “Ratchet Happy Birthday.”

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