Aubrey, we’re not feeling this one.
I sort of halfheartedly defend Drake. There’s a multi-facetedness to him that I respect. I mean, it’s not like “hardcore” and “sensitive” are mutually exclusive, right?
There’s something about “Started From the Bottom,” the first track from the Canadian rapper/singer’s as-yet-untitled third album, though, that rubs me the wrong way. I can’t say exactly what it is. Or maybe I can. Perhaps it’s too defensive? Perhaps the spare 808-led beat has become too commonplace over the years. Perhaps it’s the egregious use of the infamous “n” word (which, despite trying to lighten up, still gives me fits when used excessively.) Whatever it is, I just can’t get with this song.
Hopefully this isn’t indicative of the rest of the music he’s working on lately.
What do you think?