Monday, May 24, 2010

Drake feat Lil Wayne - Miss Me (prod by Boi-1da)

I've been waiting patiently for the Dirty/CDQ/NO DJ version of this and now that it finally dropped, it's been worth every bit of the wait. Add in an on point verse from Mr. Carter and add in about a minute cool down where it takes shape into more of a "Mastered" track that "fits" into place on an album and you find yourself reclaiming whatever exciting may have been least the casual Drake fans who appreciate him more for his Hip Hop and close proximity to Lil Wayne.

What's even more intriguing about Drake's style is his signature production by Boi-1da. Needless to say there's good reason why 1da is getting opportunity after opportunity to make his name household. When I think about it, a lot of truly great artists have never been a product of their production, it's been more the other way around. Boi-1da is making a name of producing for Drake, sort of like DJ Toomp got his due when T.I. came up .

My guess is most people will latch on to the abundance of one liners like:
"I will have a model wife your b-tch is as hot as ice, every time you see me I look like I hit the lotto twice"

"Drake just stand for D.o R.ight A.nd K.ill E.verything"

"I love myself because I swear that life is just not as fun"

"no I’m not that thuggish not that ruggish but I do pack Bone"

"I’m sticking to the script like lint on denim"
Still has a long way to go in my mind toward living up to the hype, but I've already tempered my expectations...not because I don't think Thank Me Later will live up to the hype, but because on first listen it I predict everyone will hate on it and bash it as a fall through. After reading Drake's interview in the latest XXL issue I understand more where he's coming from and empathize for his privileged, yet slightly inauspicious position that immediate fame has put him in. This quote sums it all up:
"I'm one of the biggest rappers in the world, but this is my first album, and I haven't proven myself yet,
so on what mind level do me and the listener meet?"
That quote right there brought my unrealistic expectations of his upcoming album spiraling back down to earth after gaining a more palpable understanding for the amount of pressure he's under. It's kind of nuts how so many of his tracks on this album has noteworthy stories like when Drake hand wrote a letter to Beyonce asking for her permission to use the Kanye written Fireworks on his debut album or even past his new album where he confirmed that he's already recorded a track with Eminem and Dr. Dre. So many rumors, stories, myths, it June 15th yet?

Drake feat Lil Wayne - Miss Me (prod by Boi-1da) CDQ Dirty


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