Listen in as Drake drunks dials (or is it “drank dials”) an old flame on his latest offering, “Marvin’s Room.” 40’s melody plays quite lovely but be forewarned that there’s singing and Drizzy bopping overflowing from the track, with a verse tossed in for good measure near the song’s end. I know hearing him croon really tears up most people and, to a degree, I understand. He’s a rapper so maybe he should…rap.
But I’m a-okay with measured doses of both most days. When I’m riding alone in the truck, I sometimes catch myself sing-songing along, which is quite easier to do than trying to mimic average Rapper A doing the rap attack in my ear. I save the multi-syllables and similes for the house and shows. When riding, I’m singing…like Drake.
On the critical side, I have to objectively say “Dreams Money Can Buy” and now “Marvin’s Room” both are going in a direction hardcore hipper-hoppers and original SFG fans bemoaned last time around on Thank Me Later. When Take Care drops on October 24, let’s hope the tune has changed and we’re getting material that’s a little more aggressive a la “I’m On One.”
Drake – “Marvin’s Room” (Prod. By Noah “40” Shebib)