Its officially album season as now the Artist of the Decade, Drake drops his latest project last Friday. Certified Lover Boy is his sixth studio album from the Toronto Native and of course it has lived up to the hype.
After teasing the release all year, Drizzy finally drops his album a week after his rival, Kanye West, dropped Donda. Drake has been keeping fans at bay with his three-pack EP Scary Hours 2, he released back in March.
But now, after much waiting, Drake will be taking over the charts with this instant classic of an album. Just within the first 24 hours of release every song on the album had a spot on streaming platform’s charts.
However the 21-track project seems to be more hype than Hip-Hop. Like any big album drop, social media had a lot to say about Drakes latest work. On one side you have the loyal Drake fans that have coined this an instant classic. And on the other, you have those that were highly disappointed in the project as whole.
If you are a true fan of Hip-Hop and not too loyal to one of the best rappers ever, odds are you agree with the latter. The music and production is without a doubt on point. Drake even has amazing features from the likes of Future, Lil Baby, and more.
But unfortunately, to many fans this project feels like recycled work. Drizzy is know for somehow finding the perfect formula for hit. However, when you use the same formula for so long, everything’s starts sounding the same.
As far as the concept goes, Drake talks about the same things he has been for over a decade. His luxurious lifestyle, his constant falling out with females, and how lonely being at the top can be.
It is a mirror of the life he is living, and I wouldn’t expect Drake to start lying on his tracks. But his last few projects all feel all too similar. By no stretch is this a bad album at all, in fact it is on track to be one of the hottest albums of the year. But as far as a fresh feel and a evolution in Drake’s music, it is very limited.