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SINGLE REVIEW: Drake – Club Paradise

by cminaya

 


Straightforwardness is a direction numerous rappers steer clear of because either they lack lyrical dexterity or have the desire to keep their personal matters off the map. Neither of the two circumstances comes across as being applicable to Drake, and, with the vehement record “Club Paradise,” he drives that home easily despite the abundant traffic of generality produced by other rappers.

Drizzy’s compeer, Noah “40” Shebib, composed the mellow beat for the song that is complementary to the subtle flow Drizzy opted to use due to its intimate keynote. The work 40 contributes to the record just augments more pressure to the pipeline of producers trying to match his instrumental acuity.

Referring to the track as part two to “Fear” from So Far Gone is apt, for the Toronto native does quite a bit of “venting” and does “put it all in the open.” Into the bargain, he alludes to his relationship, now that he is successful, with a family member, his team and old friends, which he echoes in “Club Paradise.”

“My mother is back to who she was years ago. It’s like a new page, me and her, beginning on. I wish she stop checking up on women I can’t stand. Because I got new girls I could use an opinion on. She thinks I’ve become a slave to the wealth. But, I never break the promises I made to myself,” airs Drake at the beginning of his last verse on “Club Paradise.”

Apart from the innermost disclosures, the OVOXO affiliate showcases, once again, his competence of utilizing metaphors and similes within his songs.

Case in point, “… How a bottle of wine become the fountain of youth,” articulates Drizzy in the track. That one bar is grand, for it conveys how the better elements of one age group can amend another.

“They say it is on, when they see me. That day don’t ever come. I’m never scared. They never real. I never run. When all is said and done, more is always said than done,” rapped Drake, which are the most rugged bars I have ever heard from him.

The consummate rapper’s absence of trepidation to divulge private information at times while still exhibiting his artistry has driven many fans’ and critics’ fondness for his music to consider him amongst hip-hop’s, unambiguous nonpareils. “Club Paradise” is a suggestion of the road to legendary that he began paving for himself with So Far Gone and plans to continue constructing with Take Care.