Drake Wrote His Own Apple Music Review For ‘Scorpion’ And It’s Truly Something
"I HATE WHEN DRAKE RAPS. DRAKE SINGS TOO MUCH."
Less than two hours ago, Drake’s highly anticipated new album Scorpion hit streaming services around the world.
The album itself is mammoth: there are 25 tracks spread across two discs, adding up to a running time of just under 1 hour and 30 minutes. Considering Drake’s last record More Life came out only a year ago, that’s no mean feat.
It’s a little too early to say whether Drake has pulled off a masterpiece with Scorpion, but it turns out Drake himself couldn’t be bothered to wait until the reviews rolled in. The Toronto rapper penned his own Editors’ Notes beside Apple Music’s listing of Scorpion and, well, he kind of lost his cool:
Clearly, Drake’s got some shit to deal with. While he was editing Apple Music’s Scorpion review, he also decided to leave a poem for last year’s More Life:
His older albums have been spared the Drake treatment, for now at least.
Away from the angry Editors’ Notes, the biggest immediate takeaway from Scorpion so far is the confirmation that Drake fathered a child, called Adonis. If you’re not up with your latest rap beef, this was the major bombshell that Pusha T dropped last month on his incendiary diss track, ‘The Story Of Adidon‘.
“I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid,” Drake raps on ‘Emotionless’, which hinges on a Mariah Carey sample.
He further addresses the kid on Scorpion’s closing track, ‘March 14’: “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.”
“Single father, I hate when I hear it,” he continues. “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.”
Listen to Scorpion in full here.