Friday, April 30, 2010

Why I continue to sweat Drake - Tia

I have been sweating Drake since last summer. Now mind you, I wasn't always on board. I distinctly remember sending Toya an email that said something to the effect of, "Wheelchair Jimmy from Degrassi fancies himself a rapper now." But after eating crow and finding myself listening to Best I Ever Had every day for about 3 months, I am officially on board the Drake/Aubrey Graham train. (I say Drake and Aubrey because Drake the performer is the way. But Aubrey the writer is not a bad look either. Please see Alicia Key's Unthinkable as a reference.)

The second cut from his much delayed album Thank Me Later was leaked to the interwebs yesterday. The first track, Over, is just now entering rotation on a lot of stations so I was surprised to see a second song already. But maybe the machine around Drake realizes that if they want to take this summer by storm like they did last year they're going to have to make sure the hits are played until they're earworms.

Drake's second track, Find Your Love, caught me immediately. A departure from Drake the lyricist that we saw on Over, Love introduces us to Drake the singer. And if I'm being honest, he's not all bad. And I applaud him for stepping away from Autotune...I wish other people would take note.

The song is produced by Kanye West and could easily be a lost track from Ye's somber 808s and Heartbreaks. The forthcoming video was shot by Anthony Mandler who did a beautiful job on the video for Over.

If you're a Drake fan, you'll like this track. And if you're like me, it will leave you checking the web daily for any updates on when the whole album may actually drop.

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