Drake is in the zone, and if we’re being honest, the Boy has been there for quite some time. Remember when he bragged on “Draft Day” that he has “just hits, no misses”? Yeah, well he wasn’t really lying.
This past weekend, Drizzy dropped three new tracks (“Heat of the Moment,” “6 God” and the previously-leaked “How Bout Now”) and it all got me to thinking: Drake doesn’t ever drop a bad song, just songs with varying degrees of Drakeness.
What’s Drakeness you ask? Well, Drakeness is the ability to rap, sing, flirt with women, subliminally shoot at other MCs, create hashtaggable lyrics and #1 hits, all in the confines of a three-minute-and-30-second song.
Yeah, it’s kind of difficult to grasp, so let me give you some examples using a few songs Drizzy has dropped this year.
“How Bout Now”
Here, Drake mostly uses melody, a slow flow and a choice Jodeci sample to express his heartbreak. He even manages to recount his past tiff with Ludacris and then puts his Drakeness on full display when he spits: “Remember when you had to take the bar exam, I drove in the snow for ya.”
DRAKENESS LEVEL: 8
There’s levels to this Drake sh– and on “6 God” Drizzy explores one of the newer facets of his Drakeness. Like on “Worst Behavior” and “Started From the Bottom,” here Drake uses an aggressive southern flow to plant his Canadian flag. There’s nothing sweet on here, but even when downing his competition, the Boy ...Read More →