Saturday, June 11, 2011

"I’m Just Sayin’ You Could Do Better"

Back again with an emotionally charged R&B track, it's been too long since we've been privy to album quality material from @drakkardnoir. Listening to his new track Marvin's Room is a reassuring reminder to fans that he's sticking to what got him to the top of the mountain in Hip Hop. Nobody in Hip Hop can pull off a track like this, not one artist is comfortable enough in their own skin and talented enough vocally to go R&B for 3 minutes then transition on a dime to a line like, "I think I’m addicted to naked pictures, And sittin talkin’ ’bout bitches, That we almost had."

It's difficult at times for me to explain why I'm such a fan of his music, but as I listen more and more to his work I'm starting to think that his ability to switch gears between R&B and Hip Hop makes me listen closer to what he's saying. Sure he's just as guilty as the next rapper in talking about the luxuries that are now afforded to him, but his lyrical content is much more relatable since he's not afraid to be raw. Like, I've had that same night where I'm out at a party and with a girl, but all I can think about is another girl that's not there and also not single. And it's never a good idea to call them drunk, which always results in saying way too many honest things that shouldn't be said to a girl who has a boyfriend, but it happens because when you're drunk it seems like a good idea to say what you think.

Lyrical content aside, the simple, but mellow instrumental put together by @ovo40 will definitely take you back to So Far Gone. With @boi1da's career having skyrocketed much in part because of the visibility that Drake helped him get, it's only a matter of time before 40's career takes that same route. The only thing that really sucks is that we have to wait about four and a half months until Take Care drops on Drake's birthday, October 24th. Between this and Dreams Money Can Buy, Drizzy is 2 for 2 without having dropped a single yet, which is scary. Next month we get a single and until then I'll keep enjoying the two pieces of the story he blessed us with this past month...

Drake - Marvin's Room (prod by Noah "40" Shebib)


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