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Drake “For All The Dogs” Review

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On Friday October 5th, music sensation Drake released his 15th studio album For All the Dogs which contained features from stars such as 21 Savage, J. Cole, Lil Yachty, and Chief Keef. The album includes 23 songs, with genres differentiating from modern-day hip-hop, pop, R&B, to rap. After a long wait and multiple delays, Drake has finally revealed his new album, and fans love it. This album is directed for the older audience due to its explicitly but can still be enjoyed by the younger generation.

Overall, it’s another solid album, but one song sticks out from the rest. “Rich Baby Daddy” ft. SZA and Sexxy Red. This song covers many different genres: rap from Sexxy Red, singing from Drake, and smooth vocals from SZA. The community has had nothing but positive reactions from this section of the song to SZA’s verse. It is catchy, music you can dance to, and very satisfying due to SZA’s soft voice. The Sexxy Red feature was unexpected, as she’s just been discovered in the music industry with her recent single “Ske-Yee.” However, her chorus was memorable and a great addition to the song.

Although “Rich Baby Daddy” was our personal favorite, a close second from Yeat teaming up with Drake comes up on track 7.  This song has a very steady and hype beat that is perfect for parties, the gym, or if you’re looking to get in the zone. Yeat starts the song off with an upbeat verse that sets the tone for the rest of the work. In our opinion, this was more of a Yeat track rather than Drake as Yeat rapped the majority of the lyrics and Drake chimed in very rarely. This beat is Yeats’s notorious drill style, which provides excitement and exhilaration to the album which Drake’s style of music doesn’t really provide. 

On top of his new thrilling features and different styles of music we’re not used to hearing,  Drake went back to his roots with his release of 8 Am in Charlotte. This track symbolizes the original music in his previous popular albums, such as Take Care, Nothing Was The Same and more. The song is more relatable as the lyrics are something people can link to. Also, the beat is more of a vibe rather than upbeat as it gives off a late-night feel. 8am in Charlotte is lining up as another banger of Drake’s with am/pm in the title of the track. Alongside 5am in Toronto, 6pm in New York, and 4pm in Calabasas, this new song could establish itself as the best am/pm track he’s ever released. 

To wrap it all up, we’ve decided to give this album a rating of 8.8/10. It would be higher, however, throughout the album, there are a couple of shaky songs that skip as soon as you hear the first beat. Gently and Polar Opposites are two that come to mind that we try to avoid. Although, the best tunes we’ve already stated outweigh the bad ones which is why the rating is as high as it is. Other tracks we enjoyed include What Would Pluto Do, Fear of Heights, and Virginia Beach. To conclude, the Drake album lived up to the hype, and we look forward to seeing more drops from him soon.

 

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Nick Bellofatto '24
Nick Bellofatto '24, Lead Sports Editor
Nick Bellofatto '24, a lead sports editor, is a senior who has been writing for The Lobby Observer for the past three years. He loves the ability to write about his own interests, which are usually related to all things sports. When not writing about sports, he enjoys playing them as he plays baseball and basketball for WHS. On top of his athletics, Nick appreciates sitting down and watching Celtics games with his dad as well as managing his fantasy football team.
AJ Tarzia '24
AJ Tarzia '24, Co-Executive Producer
AJ Tarzia ‘24, an executive producer has been taking journalism classes and has written for The Lobby Observer for four years. He enjoys the freedom of being able to write about what he pleases as he progresses through the journalism courses. He has enjoyed both writing articles and producing broadcasts. He enjoys covering sports as it is a great passion of his, while he is not writing about sports he is playing either soccer or basketball. In his free time, AJ enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching Boston sports.

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