Drake is back and coming to make a statement. It has officially been a week since Drake dropped the three-song ep “Scary Hours 2”. This EP comes amid the pushback of Drake’s highly anticipated upcoming album “Certified Loverboy.” Drake announced his upcoming album all the way in October of 2020. Drake dropped a trailer via Instagram that got the whole music industry waiting for its arrival. In the trailer, it said that the album had a released date in January. January came and went, and no Drake album, but his fans got an insight into what was taking so long. Drake apparently suffered from a significant injury in his leg that he said made him push back the album. So with anxious and hungry fans awaiting what a lot are saying is another classic album, Drake did what he usually does. Gives us something to hold us over till the album.
Scary Hours 2 was released last Friday and only contained three tracks with Lil Baby and Rick Ross’s features. This is the second installment of the Scary Hours series of eps. The first one came before his album Scorpion and gave us a chart-topping single in “God’s Plan.” The first track to start off the ep is titled. What next was a great introduction and served as an appetizer for what was going to come. This record gives off the energy that Drake knows the power he wields in the music industry, and he is not trying to be humble anymore. In the second track, Wants and Needs featuring Lil baby, we see drake in a hunger mode. A place to really flex and prove his rapping ability and his lifestyle. In this song, Drake seems more comfortable in the role he is in, and he’s going to make sure everyone knows that. He also took aim at his ex Rhianna and even Kanye West “The earrings are, the petty is real, might charge my ex for a feature” “Yeah, I probably should go link with Yeezy, I need some Jesus, but soon as I started confessin’ my sins, he wouldn’t believe us.” Lil Baby did what he does best add that flavor to every track he is featured on. Drake and Baby have a history of collabs and features, and they always make great music. The last song was Lemon Pepper Freestyle featuring Rick Ross. Drake and Rick Ross have many great singles together, and this track reminded me of the Aston Martin Music days from him and Ross. This track has a more slowed downbeat than the other two, with strings and a piano accompanied with a pretty standard beat for the Canadian rapper. The two rappers’ energy on this track is more of a subtle flex and boast. The past two tracks seemed more in your face, but this one is more slowed and subtle than the others.
Dropping a collection of songs is nothing new to Drake. That seems like his rollout plan ever since More Life. Drake is in a unique position where almost everyone, from fans and industry people are all looking to what he’s going to do next. When Drake drops an Ep or a mixtape, it seems like he is testing the waters and expanding as an artist, and trying new sounds. These EPs have given Drake great success, even if that wasn’t the plan. This past year Drake released an EP, “Dark Line Demo Tapes,” which yielded a lot of attention and a couple radio hits along with it. At this point, drake releasing chart-topping songs seems effortless. This week, even two of the three songs from the Scary hours 2 EP are holding the one and two spots on Billboard charts. The day after the ep was released, Drake was on track to already achieve a million listens. It seems like Drake is channeling his inner Lebron and letting the people know that he still got it. This ep has everyone ready to hear the album and should keep us all talking and satisfied until that time comes.