With the Juno Awards upcoming in June, it feels like a good chance to talk about a Canadian artist who seems to have a lot of mixed reviews these days, albeit while still maintaining his popularity. I’m talking about no one else but Drake.
Yes, we will talk about Certified Lover Boy, his latest album, and how I feel about it. But first, I’m going to give my honest opinion on him as an artist in general.
Frankly, I don’t like his new music as a whole, some songs, such as Way 2 Sexy from his latest album, are catchy. But a lot of his stuff today that gets released seems rushed. I get it, he still wants to make money and I know a lot of artists fear that if they stop releasing music for an extended period of time, they’ll fade into irrelevancy. But I don’t think that has to be the case with Drake. He is more than popular enough to have the ability to take his time with his music, and just put that extra amount of effort in so that his music can stay fresh and unique.
Drake last night at Dave & Buster’s in Marietta. pic.twitter.com/Efmcq1jZN0
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) November 20, 2021
Unique, that’s the word I like to use with Drake and how I used to feel about his music. I like his older stuff, songs like Sneakin’ for example. Back then it almost seemed like he was unstoppable. He could release whatever he wanted and it would pop off, more importantly, it sounded unique.
This leads me into CLB, his latest album, and ill say yet again, I thought he rushed it. A few of the songs in the album are catchy, ill give him that, but the rest, not so much.
Let me know how you feel though, because like I said earlier I think a lot of people have super mixed opinions on him.