Are you ready for Drake’s sixth studio album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’? Because it’s guaranteed to grab your attention even before you press play.
Just by looking at the album cover you know this album has been crafted for the current decade, setting the scene is the simple yet stand-out emoji art of twelve pregnant women designed by British artist, Damien Hirst.
It was early 2019 when Drake first announced that was working on a new album, following a succession of hit singles last year from the likes of ‘Toosie Slide’ to ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ it was apparent something was in the works.
Earlier this month, Drake publicly revealed the collaborators featured in the album through the use of billboards appearing across the hometowns of many of the featured artists of the album.
Not short of big names, it’s apparent on this particular record Drizzy ain’t afraid to share the spotlight, appearing alongside top-notch collaborators such as Lil Baby, Ty Dolla $ign, Tems, Travis Scott and Jay-Z.
Probably the strongest tune in the entire album, ‘Fair Trade’ just has this familiar yet somewhat very signature Drizzy vibe.
Drake and Travis’ voices together towards the latter of the tune just oozes this smooth yet velvety tone to the track which you could literally play on repeat for days.
Sampling Charlotte Day Wilson’s ‘Mountains’, Drizzy’s lyrics denounce fake friends and realises his life is better without them, echoing a similar sentiment from his 2013 hit, ‘Started From The Bottom’.
Meanwile, Scott’s verse unsurprisingly delves into his fetish for women, cars and money.
Let’s just say ‘Way 2 Sexy’ featuring Future & Young Thug is the recognisable tune you’ll most likely hear on the radio, as Drizzy pays homage to the original Right Said Fred’s 1991 hit.
Be prepared for a classic ‘turn up’ trap type vibe as Drizzy enlists frequent collaborators Future and Young Thug to help bring major sizzle to the tune.
To be honest just seeing Tems featured on ‘Fountains’, ya gal instantly knew this tune was gonna be lit.
Very much a piano-based, afrobeat inspired instrumental, Drizzy and Tems sing about their intense emotions toward a particular love interest, marking their first ever collaboration.
Trust me, you’ll be listening to the richness of Tems voice fused with Drizzy’s lighter tone for days on end.
Finally, ‘Papi’s Home’ is not necessarily what you would call a ‘stand-out’ blast in ya car type sound but there’s something about this upbeat instrumental that keeps you wanting more, Nicki Minaj even pens a verse halfway through while Drizzy sets the scene by rapping his superiority to his competition.
Go get a piece of Drizzy’s latest works, ‘Certified Lover Boy’ HERE.