Why the hell is Recovery being brought up? It's completely irrelevant to this review.
Anyways, I think this is the best debut out of the freshman class. The sparse, atmospheric beats really allow Drake to focus on his wordplay and flow easily. Only greater things are to come of this guy. Great review, Drew.
Didn't like this at first, but it grew on me alot in the past week. Drake will always put out feature songs, so people mad that there isn't a "Forever" on this album don't have to worry much. Like Drew pretty much said, it's a more laid-back "So Far Gone". Favorite tracks are "Up All Night", "Shut it Down", and "Unforgettable".
One thing I've noticed is that unlike BoB, Drake's guests aren't what "make" his songs enjoyable; they just truly sound like a collaboration but with Drake still at the forefront of the song.
man, i think minaj kills it on her track. i think she fits perfectly and i look forward to her part. if there's one guest artist that kills the flow, it's young jeezy doing the chorus on unforgettable.
and Fancy is easily the worst song on the record, just terrible.
Bleh. I still say the guy has nothing significant to say. It's not his fault, it's just what commercial hip hop has become. I just find it astounding that people enjoy commercial hip hop so much. I guess it's really easy for people from all backgrounds to relate to. I guess anyone with good punchlines and good producers can rap about fluff these days and people will give it high praise. "This aint for Z100. This is for Hot 97." - Jay-Z, D.O.A. I feel as if Drake is strictly for Z100. Though his stuff does get played on hip hop stations and not just "Today's Hit Music Stations", his lyrics are so poppy they make me want to puke.
But yes, I guess this hater is gonna hate. I just really despise how pop hip-hop has gotten. But I guess when you from singles like All Falls Down to singles like The Good Life, you're basically welcoming and encouraging this type of lyrical shalllowness.