The Top 5 Songs on Drake’s Latest Album ‘Scorpion’
To begin the culling process we thought it wise to omit the two songs that shared No. 1 for 19 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 100, that being the global hits “God’s Plan” and “Nice For What”. Due to their already high played status it would be unfair to the other well-rounded songs to take up two of the five song spots. If you listen to the radio, Spotify or iTunes, you have most likely heard these two hit singles, which were released before the album dropped.
If you aren’t up to date with the news that Drake is a Dad, then we will get you up to speed now. Last year it was proven that the rapper is the biological father to Adonis, who’s Mum is Sophie Brussaux, a former adult movie star. With her and Drake meeting only twice, Sophie hired two attorneys to prove paternity and seek child support. Drake’s reps denied the claims, questioning Brussaux’s background and stating she was one of many to claim he had got them pregnant. However, the tests proved to be positive and Drake was found to be the biological father. This is when American rapper, Pusha-T, took it upon himself to release a diss track of Drake’s nonchalant attitude towards the situation and share with the world that Drake had become a father with his track “The Story of Adidon”.
"You are hiding a child, let that boy come home”….
“Adonis is your son. And he deserves more than an Adidas press run, that's real”…
“Love that baby, respect that girl. Forget she's a porn star, let her be your world…"
“Emotionless” is Drake’s response to the diss track and addresses the accusation that he was “hiding a child”. The song intro is that of Mariah Carey’s 1991 song “Emotions” and is used throughout the entirety of the instrumental with rapping over the top. The mashing up of these two songs adds a stirring and heartfelt piece that contemplates parenthood and the consequence of actions.
"8 Out of 10"
Another response to Pusha-T’s diss track claiming Drake is a “deadbeat” Dad. This euphoric response of a track with lines such as;
“The only deadbeats is whatever beats I been rappin' to”
“As luck would have it I've settled into my role as the good guy”
reinforces his stance that he is trying to be a good father figure in Adonis’ life, and gives us some insight into the life he has been leading. Drake also makes time in this track to mock himself, with the song featuring rapper Plies, who pokes fun at him for getting upset over his latest disagreement.
“You mad! Look at you! You mad! You big mad!”
Using his Mum’s past career as a florist as a metaphor, Drake puts it to use by ruminating on how his personal life has been changed by fame, creating the idea of rose thorns as the industry and being succumbed to them. This is a piece with a whimsical melody and backing track.
“My mother had a flower shop, but I was Sandra's Rose”…
“I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves”
Featuring Static Major and Ty Dolla $ign, this smooth R&B track is lead with a slick guitar rift and accompanying rap and vocals. This desperate and yearning song shows an emotionally vulnerable side to Drake.
“ I wanna let you know there's more to me, I wanna have your faith restored in me”
A track that uses unreleased songs from rapper Mack Daddy Ju over electronic bass beats; this is Drake’s way of unleashing his distinctive and well known bravado, being overtly bold and boastful about his fame, affluence and wealth.
“This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, shit don't ever stop. This the flow that got the block hot, shit got super hot. Give me my respect, give me my respect”
‘Scorpion’ is an album that encompasses many emotions and personas, but despite the clutter of filler tracks, you are sure to find some gems in this nearly 90 minute album.