Scorpion 🦂(Drake) Album
The famous Canadian rapper Drake is back with scorpion the fifth studio album. It was released on June 29, 2018 by OVO Sound, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records. Scorpion is a double album consisting of 25 tracks. Its "A side" is primarily a hip hop album, whilst its "B side" has been described as R&B and pop.
The album features guest appearances from Jay-Z , Ty Dolla Sign and the Weeknd, as well as posthumous appearances from Michael Jackson and Static Major, and additional vocals by a variety of artists, including James Fauntleroy, PartyNextDoor, Nicki Minaj, Futureand Nai Palm. It is executively produced by frequent collaborator Noah "40" Shebib and manager Oliver El-Khatib. The album features production from 40, alongside a variety of record producers, including No I.D., Boi-1da, DJ Premier, DJ Paul, T-Minus, Murda Beatz, Cardo and Noel Cadastre, among others.
It was supported by the singles "God's Plan" and "Nice for What", both peaking at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, and "I'm Upset", peaking at number 15 on the chart.
Drake announced the album on Instagram on April 16, 2018, followed by the announcement of its release date on June 14.
Two days before release, the album was confirmed to be a double album, Drake’s first, after a promotional billboard alluded to the format. The double album consists of a rap-oriented side and an R&B-oriented side; these two genres are most prevalent in Drake's musical palette.
Scorpion has received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album has an average score of 71, based on 5 reviews.Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraphdeemed the album's first side as a "sharply focused hip-hop album, with Drake delivering eloquent zingers," while he thought the second half "showcases Drake's flip side, sensitive R'n'B loverman."Alexis Petridis of The Guardian wrote that the album "is frequently fantastic, making a stronger claim for Drake’s greatness than any amount of swaggering braggadocio", but also noted "there isn’t quite enough strong material here to support its gargantuan running time."For The Independent, Roisin O'Connor described the album as "oddly erratic... The way he darts between different sounds is exhausting and, ultimately, messy. On certain tracks he raps like he has something to prove, on others it's like he has nothing."
In a negative review, The Hollywood Reporter's Jonny Coleman said "Drake's exhausting, uneven double rap/RnB record finds the artist trying to be all things to all people.
- God's Plan
- I'm Upset
- 8 out of 10
- Mob Ties
- Can't Take a Joke
- Sandra's Rose
- Talk Up (ft.Jay-z)
- Summer Games
- Nice for What
- Ratchet Happy Birthday
- That's How You Feel
- Blue Tint
- In my Feelings
- Don't Matter to Me (ft Michael Jackson)
- After Dark (ft.Static Major & Ty Dolla Sign)
- Final Fantasy
- March 14