There can never be too much Drake.
Here are three of our fave tracks from the record-breaking 25 song project, “Scorpion.”
In contrast with his contemporaries, Drake’s music reaches a far wider audience, so satisfying everyone can be a tall order. Among the longest tracks on the project, “Emotionless” is a simultaneously hard-hitting and accessible epic that sees the rapper firing on all cylinders. Featuring the first official mention of Adonis and produced by 40 and No I.D., “Emotionless” intelligently samples Mariah Carey’s “Emotions” to comment on the lasting impact of expectations and how trying to please everyone could lead to losing sight of what is truly important.
feat. Static Major & Ty Dolla $ign
Despite being spread across 25 tracks, “Scorpion” keeps the guest artists to a minimum. But, of course, there are a few. Spicing things up with a Spanish guitar riff that adds a bit of flavor to the pounding drum beat, Ty and Drake join forces to pay respect to an unnamed girl that’s caught the eye of the rapper. Also featuring a posthumous appearance by Static Major, and an infectious hook, “After Dark” ramps up the sex factor with lyrics that paint quite a vivid picture of what Drake has planned for the night.
Even if someone never listens to “Scorpion,” there is a good chance that the first single will forever be ingrained in their skull. Debuting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, “God’s Plan’s” refusal to leave the charts guaranteed that “Scorpion” would be nothing short of a runaway success. Aided by a music video that shows Drake handing out wads of cash to random strangers, “God’s Plan” proves that the Canadian musician has perfected the art of crafting easily-digestible pop bangers that, once heard, cannot be forgotten.
What’s your favorite song off “Scorpion”?