ALBUM REVIEW: Drake – Scary Hours EP

This past weekend, Drake released a surprise duo of new songs, packaged into what he’s branded as the Scary Hours EP:

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Interestingly, the coupled songs have completely different vibes. Social media has been on fire, with many fans posting their reactions to the release.

‘God’s Plan’, produced by Cardo, Boi-1da, 40 and Yex, is the more uptempo of the two drops, and the one that is most likely to receive mainstream attention. Conceptually, the song focuses on the road that Drake has traveled and the destiny that has been involved in claiming his spot, rapping in one verse that, “Without 40, Oli, there would be no me”.

‘Diplomatic Immunity’ showcases the side of Drake that fans of lyricism will gravitate towards. Over gritty production from Boi-1da and Nick Brongers, Drake addresses everything from the double standards that exist in hip hop (with regard to his acclaim) to his rumored relationship with Jennifer Lopez and jumpoff pregnancy rumors. Some notable lines:

Girls huggin’ me then askin’ me, “What scent that is, boy?”/
I be walkin’ around the Six like I invented it, boy/
Yeah, who am I? The do or die/
The one with the fewest lies and the truest ties/

Dirty 30, workin’ on me/
Tired of women that may tag me in pictures airin’ my dirty laundry/
Caterin’ is from Giorgio Baldi, Robyn’s favorite/
Shit is nice, but I prefer Madeo/
Calamari rings and tomato/
I got the sauce and now shorties keep claimin’ preggo/

Wakin’ up at 6 PM like, “Where does the day go?”/
Forecastin’ tornadoes, brainstormin’ retaliation at dinner tables/
2010 was when I lost my halo/
2017 I lost a J. Lo/

You can listen to Drake’s new Scary Hours EP below, on Spotify:

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