DRAKE || VIEWS

As promised, on Friday, April 29, Drake a.k.a. the 6 God finally blessed us with his highly anticipated album Views.

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The long awaited project includes his hit singles “Hotline Bling” and “One Dance” along with 18 other tracks with features from PartyNextDoor, Rihanna,Pimp C, Future and newly signed OVO group DVSN.

With this extensive body of work and his consistency being so on point, Drizzy made it almost impossible for me to pick my standout tracks. I’ve listened to the entire album at least 20 times already and every time I find a new bar in a song that makes me say “Damn Drake, back at it again with the clever wordplay!”

Feel No Ways

“I tried with you
There’s more to life than sleeping in
And getting high with you
I had to let go of us to show myself what I could do
And that just didn’t sit right with you
And now you’re trying to make me feel a way, on purpose
Now you’re throwing it back in my face, on purpose
Now you’re talking down on my name, on purpose, yeah
And you don’t feel no way, you think I deserve it”

Weston Road Flows

“Feel like I never say much but man there’s a lot to know
Feel like the difference between us really startin’ to show
I’m lookin at they first week numbers like what are those
I mean you boys not even coming close
I gave niggas like you a reason for celebration
You number one and I’m Eddie Murphy we tradin’ places
Lookin’ in the mirror I’m closer than I really appear
Creepin’ like Chilli without the tender, love, and care
No tender love and care and no love and affection
I got a price on my head but there’s a risk to collect it
I might be here as a vessel to teach people the lesson
Feel like they wanted me dead but couldn’t pull it together
Yeah, but here we are and it’s a new semester..”

U With Me

“Girl I had your back when all you used to do was front
That’s for sure though, I made a career of reminiscin’
Time got a funny way of tickin’, things are so much different
I’ll admit it, I’ve admitted to a lot of things
Act like you know it, fuck them stories, fuck the shade they throwin’
Understand I got responsibilities to people that I need
And on my way to make this dough
A lot of niggas cut the cheque so they can take this flow
A lot of niggas cut the cheque so they can take this flow
Tryna give your ass the world
You runnin’ your fingers through my curls
You knew me when the kid had waves
But that’s enough of that
You could never say I came up and forgot about your ass
And that’s some real shit”

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Views

“Lately I just feel so out of character
The paranoia can start to turn into arrogance
Thoughts too deep to go work ’em out with a therapist
I get a blank page when I try to draw a comparison
I’m getting straight to the point with it
Need y’all to know that I never needed none of y’all niggas
Fuck being all buddy buddy with the opposition
It’s like a front of the plane, nigga, it’s all business
But I haven’t flown with y’all boys in a minute”

Faithful

“You hit me like “I know you’re there with someone else”
That pussy knows me better than I know myself
On my way from the studio so get undressed
Let’s do the things that we say on text
I want to get straight to the climax
Have you coming all summer like a season pass
I want to turn you out like pitch black
Want to watch you do work while I sit back
Cause you talk like you got what I need
You talk like you got the juice and the squeeze”

My obvious go to dance tracks would be “One Dance”ft. Wizkid & Kyla and “Too Good” ft. Rihanna. Those dancehall vibes got me feeling all types of tings!

Too Good 

“I wanna do the things that I mention
I wanna benefit from the friendship
I wanna get the late night message from you, from you
I put my hands around you
Gotta get a handle on you
Gotta get a handle on the fact that…

I’m too good to you
I’m way too good to you
You take my love for granted
I just don’t understand it”

Hands down my favorite track off Views is “Redemption.” From the second I started playing it it had me all in my emotions but I appreciate Drake for that. He knows how to tap into your feelings in the most relatable of ways.

“Damn, I’m not unrealistic with none of my women
I tell them if they ain’t with it then let’s just forget it
Relationships slowin’ me down, they slow down the vision
Guess I’m not in a position to deal with commitment
Certain people need to tell me they’re proud of me
That mean a lot to me
Not havin’ closure, it take a lot out of me
This year for Christmas I just want apologies..”

I’m not gonna lie, with all the hype around the release of this album I was expecting a little more. Don’t get me wrong, Drake definitely did his thing like he always does but I think the project definitely caters more to the women in the sense that most dudes want something a little more hard-hitting, a little more “What A Time To Be Alive” ish. But for the guys that appreciate the softer side of Drake, I f#ck with you! Drizzy always does it for me, his way with words always gets me and for that I will continue to burn the shit out of Views!

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If you haven’t already , you can purchase Views  from iTunes now or stream it on any other musical platform.

https://itunes.apple.com/album/views/id1108737195?app=music&upsell=true

You with him or nah?

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