Drake has dropped Scorpian, a 25-song double album featuring Jay-Z (“Talk Up”), Michael Jackson (“Don’t Matter to Me”), Nicki Minaj (“That’s How You Feel”), City Girls (“In My Feelings”) and Ty Dolla $ign, and Static Major (“After Dark”), among others.
On the single “That’s How You Feel,” Drake raps over Nicki Minaj performing her 2013 remix of PTAF’s “Boss Ass Bitch.”
He also shouts out and features City Girls on “In My Feelings.” The Miami duo made up of JT and Yung Miami have been on the rise since dropping their debut album Period in May 2018. For a taste of their sound, check out “Period (We Live),” our favorite single on the project.
Fans are buzzing about “Emotionless,” a song featuring a Mariah Carey sample that speaks to Pusha-T’s accusation on diss song “Adidon” that Drake has been hiding a child.
Drake responded by explaining he was protecting his son from the world, spitting, “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid,” adding “Breaking news in my life I don’t run to the blogs. The only ones I want to tell are in my phone I can call. They always ask, ‘Why let it run if it’s false?’ You know a wise man once said nothing at all.”
On the single “March 14,” he rapped at length about discovering he was a father and wrestling with the reality: “Yesterday morning was crazy, I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe. That shit is in stone, sealed and signed. She not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine. Sandy used to tell me all it takes is one time, and all it took was one time. Shit, we only met two times, two times! And both times were nothing like the new times.
“Now it’s rough times. I’m out here on front lines, trying to make sure that I see him sometimes. It’s breaking my spirit, single father, I hate when I hear it. I used to challenge my parents on every album
Now I’m embarrassed to tell ’em I ended up as a co-parent. Always promised the family unit. I wanted it to be different because I been through it, but this is the harsh truth now.”
In editor notes, Drake detailed the many ways in which he’s criticized (“sings too much, doesn’t even’t write his own songs” etc) and ended the list with the statement, “Yeah, yeah we know.”
The album is now streaming on all channels. Check it out below.