Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Atlantic RecordsDrake is back!
As promised, the Canadian rapper dropped his EP, Scary Hours 2, on Friday — just one day after he teased the project on social media. The new record consists of three lyrically-heavy songs and include guest features from Lil Baby and Rick Ross.
Right off the bat, in the first track, titled “What’s Next,” Drake addresses the many rumors and speculation surrounding what he’s been up to since his last release — Dark Lane Demo Tapes in May 2020. As fans may recall, his album Certified Lover Boy was set to be drop in January, however, a knee injury has delayed the release.
“Summer, all I did was rest, okay? And New Year’s all I did was stretch, okay?” he raps on the record, before telling listeners, “We’ll see what’s about to happen next, okay?”
On the second track, “Wants and Needs” featuring Lil Baby, the 34-year-old rapper again addresses the media and fan speculation, beginning the song with a demand to “leave me out the comments, leave me out the nonsense.” Meanwhile, in the chorus, he sings of the thoughts that run through his mind — sins, M’s, friends, and women.
Drake continues to talk about what it’s like to be in the industry on the Rick Ross-assisted “Lemon Pepper Freestyle,” confirming the ongoing theme of Scary Hours 2 — the never-ending expectations of being an influential artist.
Scary Hours 2 is available to stream now.
By Danielle Long
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