Drake shares his latest double albums ‘Scorpion’ a few nasty stitches, and shows his weaker sides. But he forgot haunting songs to write.
A scorpio can be the stitches not to leave – ‘that is his nature’, as Sammy Tanghe in The island said. Also the Canadian rapper Drake gets forward to him who threatens. Only …
A scorpio can be the stitches not to leave – ‘that is his nature’, as Sammy Tanghe in The island said. Also the Canadian rapper Drake gets forward to him who threatens. Only he forgets in between that verbal spierballengerol exciting to make music, something which comes in handy when you unexpectedly – a double albums released.
The run-up to Scorpion was dominated by the feud between the Canadian superstar and ex-drug dealer/rapper Pusha T. Which drags on for years, but flared last month after Pusha the album Daytona released. He touched a nerve by claiming that Drake his songs not himself writes, to which Drake answered with the number ‘Duppy freestyle’ and an invoice of $ 100,000 to Pusha’s label sentfor personal assistance and career reviving’.
Pusha T struck back with the “sharp number” The story of Adidon’, in which he reported that Drake has a child with a former porn star. The tabloids enjoyed, the fans had to guess whether it was true. Until now.
The Day Michael Jackson
Scorpion turns out to be a double albums with a whopping twenty-five numbers, good for one and a half hours of music, and slightly longer than More life, the eclectic mixtape that Drake last year released. The oversupply of Scorpion is, however, better organized, and feels, therefore, also more monotonous. The first half of the album consists mainly of Drakes distinctive mompelrap – at moments, sharp lyrics, which he brings with as much expression as a wrung-out schoteldoek. Also musically there is little variation in the bone-dry beats, with the exception of hit ‘God’s plan’ and ‘Talk up’, the provocative collaboration with Jay-Z.
In the second half we get more variety and guest appearances, with the most notable a few verses of Michael Jackson. The King of Pop appears post-mortem equally fascinated by autotune as in life through plastic surgery.
In contrast to Jackson is Drake a artist of the 21st century. He carries out his vendetta and promocampagnes on Instagram and shows himself repeatedly to be vulnerable to the many anonymous (and negative) reactions he gets. In the in-depth ‘Emotionless’ peeks behind the Instragramfilters and get the fans answers. “I wasn’t hidin’ my kid from the world / I was hidin’ the world from my kid.’ Anyone have a blank tile for that wisdom?
Valve ‘March 14’ is conceived as a letter to their son Adonis – yes, the name of the child. ‘I used to challenge my parents on every album / Now I’m embarrassed to tell them I ended up as a co parent.’ Swallow.
The musical macho behaviour that ‘Scorpion’ predominates, above all offers an interesting insight into the person behind the superstar. Musically, however, this is no enrichment for the discography of Drake. The larger the scorpion, the weaker the venom.
‘Scorpion’ is out now.