The Boy is back.
Taking advantage of the extra day in February, Drake popped up in the late hours with surprise two-pack: “When to Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle.” The songs were released with quality Theo Skudra-directed visual.
Kicking things off over a flip Bobby Glenn’s “Sounds Like a Love Song,” who most will recognize from Jay-Z’s “Song Cry,” Drake puffs his chest and gets a few fly raps off with lines like “500 weeks I filled the charts with my pain/ 500 mil and I’ll fall back in the 6/ Finally give you ni**as some space you need to exist/ Michael Jackson shit, but the palace is not for kids.”
Paying homage to a few legends, be it posting up in the Marcy Projects or mimicking Eminem’s “Superman” flow, Drake covered all the bases while showing off his mansion and Rolls Royce (with the Owl emblem, of course) and letting up and coming singer Giveon get off some vocals.
“Leaked” onto OVO’s official Soundcloud, Drake recently alluded to the songs during his interview with the Rap Radar Podcast.
“The ones that we connect on most are the ones where I’m just givin’ those life talks like… just to show you I can still rap,” he said. “I’ll go like three weeks in between making songs, just because like I’m just kind of enjoying life. I’m enjoying living, going out with people. Investing in personal connections, and it’s just making my music better.”