The New Drake Songs Have Fallen Off
Can Drake, the self-proclaimed king of hip-hop fall off? Old hip-hop heads will tell you “nah;” not because he can’t fall off, but because you have to have been a talented MC first. But even they might agree that the new drake songs are weaker than the usual batch.
To new hip-hop heads, however, it seems self-evident that the rapper is phoning it in with his new material.
“Toosie Slide” is one of the laziest tracks Drake has ever put out, and it’s accompanied with an even lazier dance routine (right foot up, left foot slide, left foot up, right foot slide).
And his recent single “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring up and comer Lil Durk for all but 20 seconds. The track itself is competent compared to other new Drake songs, but that’s where much of its problems stem from.
The Same Drake Since 2016
Yes, these new Drake songs are bad, and some worse than others. However, Drake’s downfall isn’t going to be a major event, it’s a slow motion suicide.
Ever since 2016’s “Views” — when much of the internet made fun of the Toronto native for photoshopping himself onto the CN Tower — Drake’s effort has steadily declined. The rapper has showcased his laziness on every project since then.
Whether that be his inclusion of “Hotline Bling” on “Views,” a nearly year old song that closes out the album. Or his “More Life” and “Scorpion” album, both of which are over an hour long to boosts the rapper’s stream sales.
How the hell is Drake getting away with all of this? The answer is most likely a mixture of hype, blind fan loyalty, and memes. But Drake won’t get away with it for much longer if his new songs are this garbage.
Drake’s Downfall Will Come This Decade
Right now we’re living in a defining moment in human history.
Even if we weren’t experiencing an unprecendented pandemic, global race riots, and a reality televison show president, this would still be pivotal year.
Why? Because it’s 2020, the start of a new freaking decade! This means a particular sound or sounds of music will define these years. And right now artists are scrambling to be that person that starts things off with a bang.
The Weeknd once again changed the sound of R&B with “After Hours.” English pop artist Dua Lipa challenged the conventional structures of pop with an album aptly titled “Future Nostalgia.” And Run the Jewels commanded the attention of hip-hop with an album that screams fuck the world.
And what did Drake release this year? He released “Dark Lane Demo Tapes,” a collection of throwaway tracks.
The fall of Drake is happening right before our very eyes.