Drake Gets Intense
Drake, Drake, Drake. (Please read in Jan Brady's "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" voice). The small population of the Earth that doesn't know who he is includes hermits from the Henry David Thoreau school of transcendental crazies... and that's about it. Pretty much everyone else is covered, including from fans of the beautifully bad tween Canadian drama
Luckily, his musical ventures have improved since the fictional band that he had with Spinner, Marco and Craig, Downtown Sasquatch. He's been on top of the popular music world since late 2009, producing hit after hit and breaking hearts in every concert venue he books. He's sure to do so at Cornell University, just across town from my campus, where he'll perform at Slope Day 2010 on May 7.
"Over," his latest single, seems to be a reflection on his meteoric rise to super-stardom. He brings his typically Drake-ish, monotone (but not necessarily in a bad way) style of rapping back and elaborates on the anxieties that undoubtedly come with being one of the biggest names in the game. But he resolves that it's all good by the end of the song, or in his own words, "everything is kosher, two thumbs up, Ebert and Roper."
My one qualm with "Over" is the intense tone of the video. Having a shadow of Drake's likeness catching on fire while he raps the lyrics, "but it's far from over," seems like a bit of an oxymoron to this blogger (who has been rightfully accused of over-analyzing on numerous occasions).