While fans have been anticipating his next full-length project, said to be called Certified Lover Boy, Drake has just released a small three-track EP titled Scary Hours 2.
Drake’s two-track work Scary Hours, which included the songs “Diplomatic Immunity,” and “God’s Plan,” singles later featured on his album Scorpion, came out in January of 2018. So hopefully, this new extended play is serving as a precursor to Drake’s next LP, giving listeners a taste to bring even more excitement before his sixth studio album.
The new collection of tracks has already been record-breaking, together making their way to the top three spots on Billboard Hot 100.
“I sit in a box where the owners do / A boss is a role that I’ve grown into.”
The project starts with “What’s Next,” where Drake discusses his successes when it comes to his career and money making. “You blow up and they say you're sеlling your soul, okay / They want my life exposеd / They wanna know about the highs and lows.”
On the second track, “Wants and Needs,” Drake collaborates with rapper Lil Baby for a great mix of genius lyricism and versatile sound. Between money, women, religion, and more, both artists have seemed to have created a good balance of what is both wanted and needed by them in their lives.
“Sins, I got sins on my mind / And some M's, got a lot of M's on my mind / And my friends, yeah, I keep my friends on my mind / I'm in love, I'm in love with two girls at one time.”
The last track is also a rap collaboration, featuring Rick Ross, named “Lemon Pepper Freestyle,” a title that refers to the rapper’s affinity for lemon pepper wings. Adding yet another track to these two’s list of team-up’s, the pair rave about their luxury lifestyle and all that it involves.
Additionally, Drake talks about his song Adonis going to school and having a good co-parenting relationship with his mother, Sophie Brussaux.
“Yeah, dropped him off at school, big day for my lil' man / Recess hits, daddy prolly made another M / School bell rings and I'm out there to get him again / Yeah, teacher-parent meetings, wives get googly-eyed / Regardless of what they husbands do to provide.”
The three track pack was a great taste of what’s to come for Drake, showcasing a good variety and further demonstrating his skills as a musician all-around. However, I do hope for more sound experiments and mix of genres on the finished project. The Toronto-born rapper could definitely make more wonders by discussing a wider variety of relatable topics, rather than simply his life as a star. Still, the project has been on everyone’s rotation in the weeks since its release, mine included, proving Drake never really disappoints.
If you are a Drake fan, this EP is curated with songs perfect to add to the long list of already talent-filled ones. While it isn’t his best work, Scary Hours 2 gets music listeners ready for more nonetheless, fulfilling its purpose and keeping Drake a major name.
I would give this EP 3.5 out of 5 Swoops.