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CDQ version with official artwork of some more "Take Care" fodder featuring the Young Money homecoming King & Queen.

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  • dymond hayes

    drake is so fine with his cute self

  • 40,50,60,70svs80s,90,2000,2010

    Shit is hot!!!!!!Dam them 80s babies running shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • illest T.I. Fan

    Nicki Minaj is an epic fail of hip hop.

  • David Peralta

    Drake aka Glitter Blood

  • Kevin

    This nigga Drake cried when he seen Robocop. This is Tuna bagel sandwich music, FOH

  • Anonymous

    lls Nicki went in ...smh

  • Anonymous

    I absoulutly love this song! Totally one of my favs. Live long Drake and Nicki!!!

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me or does Nicki Minaj always sound the same?

  • BigMike

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLIo4xFs7Zw&feature=related King Kuli is NEXT !!!listen to the next legend in HIPHOP!!! continuing the resurgence of real HIPHOP

  • Prince Ruddy

    i love this song ..

  • Jermaine Lee

    Tough track dough.. need me on the team.. check me out.. military overseas with other dreams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSqcNo7LuCc

  • Anonymous

    WTF, this blatant biting and swagger-jacking pisses me off. Only since Knoc'turn-al hit big have MCs started following suit and concentrating on their flows and lyrics more carefully, just like the G.O.A.T, and it shows here.

  • coleworld...

    LMAO am I honestly the only one who notices that this nigga is Biting the Fuck Out of J.cole style this nigga was not making this type of music about women at 1st Go head one of Aubrey die hards disprove me ... the song straight

    • Anonymous

      just your name makes you sound bias lol drake has always been rapping about women even back to room for improvement days, go listen to the song: special

  • Eminemidol

    check out Travelling Shoes and FREE, some Soulful Hip Hop by 3cardofficial from Toronto! http://www.youtube.com/user/3CardOFFICIAL

  • Tim Chandler

    I really enjoy Drake. I fuckin adore and love Nicki. I was waiting for them to put a new song out. But I hate this song.

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  • Mr.Washington

    Best song so far i've hear off the TAKE CARE cd. www.glassf0x.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    nickis ass is so fat you cud put a cup on it check out the newest Banger for the ladies. if you tryin to fuck a bitch play this song. works everytime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOpo8gKRbfs

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  • Anonymous

    if yall like this joint then check out this dude getting attacked by a random house cat during a video shoot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOpo8gKRbfs

  • godseNt2o1

    If your looking to watch a new fresh artist, who self-produces and delivers dope hip hop check this video out, The quality is top notch. You wont be dissapointed, Type in godseNt - "Lunar" in youtube's search bar, and check out the 20 year old's latest video from his upcoming second mixtape "No Days Off." A lot other music is up along with this video, enjoy and thanks a lot !!

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  • Miami

    been bumpin this like crazy dope song

    • love

      @frank eat ya moms pussy

    • Anonymous

      Know cause me and Cruz (hopefully) listen to lyrics and give things a chance a 3. blah blah is good for this Drake always has excellent chorus. Listen to Lupe Fiasco-Lightwork compare his lyrics to Drakes Search up what you don't understand then get at me. I'm Done...

    • Frank

      Cruz shut up cause if yall defend underground artist erday does that mean yall dick riders?

    • Cruz

      Hater,no. Y'all just the regular Young Money Dick Riders who come to support you dick....y'all need to actually listen to real music instead of proclaiming everything that they put out is hot before you even hear a word. Its sad. They wont last forever.

    • Frank

      Good thing u didnt leave ur name cause u a hater

    • Anonymous

      you either 13-17 old or a chick.. or both

  • jaden

    damn drake need another verse

  • Dat'Nicca Deemy Dred

    YMCMB be that shit, can't go wrong with Drizzy & Nicki....that shit cray!

  • Anonymous

    young moneys number one in my book! well, at least thats what ive been rating them for a while now.. step ur game up already

  • honest opinions...

    Not his best song but i feel like drake gets so much unnecessary hate. If you don't like him because he sings as well as raps that's the most ludicrous thing i've ever heard. If you don't like his soft songs (which i really like drake but i am also the first to admit that his music is softer than a newborns ass) that's alright but that doesn't make him a bad rapper, just because you don't like it (which you don't have too and i understand if you don't everyone has different tastes). And if you don't like him because he isn't from the ghetto, or because he was on degrassi because he can act, or because he didn't deal drugs and isn't a thug... You might be retarded. There's way more too rap than that. You don't have to like his shit but i feel like he gets waaaay more hate than he deserves. P.S. quote from 'pac, "Rap for the bitches, do not rap for the niggas..." i'm just sayin... that is all

  • Lou Phillips

    this isnt good

  • Nate The Great

    And nicki minaj too

  • Nate The Great

    I HAVE NO WORDS. JUZ THAT THE VIDEO BETTER COME OUT SOON DRAKE HAS ONE OF THE BEST FLOWS IN THE WORLD

  • Rico

    This is hot in the clubs right now Dope record!!! p.s its about uplifting the women not that degrading shit props to Drake!

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  • Anonymous

    Drake Will Never Be Able To Rap Again. Little Bitchass R&B Only. Bitch Singer, Cant even really sing. pfft, SHIT.

  • Theodore

    "Like you went to Yale, but you probably went to Howard knowin' you." Das rayciss.

  • Rich

    Sounds like jt's im bringing sexy back flow

  • ,,,,ummmm....

    OK techno infused rap song but im sorry dizzy Cole kinda still kilt it especially comparing hooks. nooo i wont stop comparing either b/c they need to compete that's when there best comes out(free spirit without ross lol)

  • Alex J Lewis

    the beat is raw i feel like drake should have went harder on another verse and should have cut nikki minaj out of the song

  • Juan

    not a dickrider. but drake is biting j coles flow

    • Annon

      Fuuuuuck yeah. These Dudes tryna rap with his gritty go in hard flow, that "kill the ending word of the bar" flow. niggas cant touch cole tho. Oh, this song is shit. Drake is shit.

  • Jerz Inevitable Success Davis

    Drake been dropping nothing but emotional love tracks since he has been back out what the hell was him an 40 actually doing on that vacation................HEART BREAK DRAKE IS BACK CHECK OUT THE MUSIC http://soundcloud.com/inevitable-success/sets/taste-of-success

  • Anonymous

    M.U. Political(Official Video) http://youtu.be/HbEhcViOlpw M.U. I love hip-hop(Produced by BP1) http://snd.sc/qv1Ndo ALIVE & WELL COMING VERY SOON!

  • Anonymous

    THIS IS WEAK TOO, MARVINS ROOM IS AS SOFT AS ILL GET, HEADLINES TOO I LIKE BUT THESE NEW 2?? WEAK

  • kennyken

    drake has enormous talent man....can't deny it.

  • Anonymous

    Nicki needs to get come out w/ a RAP album and get off that R & B bullshit. Pandora thinks she is Katy Perry lol

  • Critical Bear

    This should just be a DRAKE song. Nicki is aight but Drake was killin it. This would almost be a 5 if it was just Drake. lyrics and flow were super and he got a really catchy melody. She kind of ruined the vibe smh

  • dmoney

    its better than 3.20 its what my rating made it

  • kuku

    lmao at haters. drake get money

  • COMEON

    haha this is so bad nicki minaj is just fuckin annoying, bitch just bend over clap that ass while i nut all over it, then shut the fuck up and get outta here, HAHhhhhAhahah

  • Travis Lee Edwards

    Catchy song but still waiting on a true rap record. Still gon support Drizzy regardless.

  • OCCUPY HIP-HOP

    WAKE UP RAPPERS! RETURN TO THE MESSAGE! NOW!

  • James Bennaboss

    Shoutouts to this song....Im From Farrockaway Queens And Drake Is Making It Possible For People To Cheat.....THATS MY BOY And One More Shoutouts To Southside Jamaica Queens...Nicki Keeping It Poppin For Them PCB ^ Paper Chasen Bosees

  • thedoc

    yall cant deny drake....dude is talented....hate all u want In fact Yall haters give him more press so by hatin yall actually helpin this dude get money Now dont get me wrong...this dude is catchy but he has no substance...he just raps about girls and money......come on drake....if he just rapped about some serious shit he would be up there with the greats.............................i blame Weezy for corruptin this kid....... Damn you weezy =(

  • Zane Nelly Nelson

    Song goes hard

  • Anonymous

    Sick track, FUCK all the haters

  • Anonymous

    i was feeling the beat when it started and drakes part at the beginning but then it gets boring. sounds like it was on hip r&b mixtape

  • pistol2it

    drake aint nice, never been nice, unless you puttin him in the right category which aint hiphop.. "drake a pop artist/ and we hiphop we just POP artists, blaoooowww" respect to young money gettin paid, but u cant put them niggas under hiphop when i know dozens of white boys who could smash they verses. word up

  • Gayzee

    gayzee. minaje weak as hell

  • malco

    You know the bottom line is that these cats make records that people like and move the masses...ain't nothing wrong with that plus they manage to mix the best of both worlds by throwing in some lyricism and some raw emotion!!! Posted3 days ago | Reply Anonymous: strong post Posted3 days ago Anonymous: stupid post....do you like hip hop because of the quality of the music or because you can grab on to these fools nut sacks while u watch them make money on shit that sounds the same and require less skill...aint no emotion in this shit and lyricism is basic...people like u and it seems the majority of "hiphop" fans are ruining a good thing..People are KILLING IT right now Black Hippy, The whole StatiK Selectah posse, Jay Electronica coming soon, Slaughterhouse is coming soon, Lupe is coming soon. Posted3 days ago Anonymous: who determines "skill?" you? who wrote these mythical guidelines, and why are they not malleable? and it's really not hard for most to write like those underground heads after they've immersed themselves in hip-hop for a few years ... what separates mainstream artists/underground artists from the average joe making a club song or a socio-political/horrorcore riddled with multisyllabic schemes is their delivery, their cadence, their mastery of flow ... one form's not easier than the other, they both require certain skills sonically, hip-hop should be about a diversity of sound ... Posted2 days ago Anonymous: anonymous #3- There is no diversity in mainstream music. You went ahead and listed the difference with radio-standard hiphop only to prove my point. So what the fuck is so creative about a club song that requires elevated skill? You rap about the same thing all the time...not hard and always gonna use the same lyrics..if your saying you're not capable of writing this song i would call u retarded. And: " what separates mainstream artists/underground artists from the average joe making a club song or a socio-political/horrorcore riddled with multisyllabic schemes is their delivery, their cadence, their mastery of flow" no thats what separates ARTISTS in general...and you forgot to mention lyrics probably the most important one Posted2 days ago Anonymous: lool; buddy, if you think that you could write and construct a top 40 hit right now, then by all means go for it ... and if you're approaching this matter from that vantage point, then hell, if you can't write like vinnie paz or budden or crooked i, then you probably struggled with grade 12 english ... of course i'm being facetious, but that's the fallacious argument you're presenting my dude, and underground rappers also talk about the same shit, it's just presented in a different manner -- politics, attacking an imaginary person with violent words, talking about the drug trade ... it's banal too, and you can denigrate the legions of "underground heads" who rap about the same material as well ... lyrics are only one part of the equation; this is not poetry, it's music, you have to pay attention to the sonic element of hip-hop ... what sounds better to the ear is an imperative as well, and that's why so many rappers are inherently flawed from a musical standpoint Posted2 days ago Anonymous: ... and also, I was referring to a diversity of sound within the genre, as in variance in terms of subject matter across the spectrum of hip-hop, from the underground to the mainstream ... Posted2 days ago Anonymous: 1)Yes I believe I can construct a top 40 2)Of course there are "underground" rappers who rap about the same things as mainstream artists and yea they preset it in a different way. Thank you...thats the point. I never said lyrics were THE most important characteristic of a skilled artist, but you must be delusional if you think Drake or these young money cats have the capacity to be in the same room as the best. 3)The sonic element of hip hop ...lol..dude thats the forefront of my argument. Mainstream Hiphop has little...very little sonic diversity...proof-turn on the radio. 4)No you're are wrong. Hiphop is poetry blended with instrumentation...and has been since day one. 5) What sounds better to the ear is imperative. Agreed. Back to the main point before you verbosely twisted my argument. I'm gonna go out on limb here and say those who are musically inclined see past the bullshit that most mainstream rappers feed he public. Not to say its ALL bad. Just saying that there's alot of dickriders who would rather accept the corporate(labels,radio play,marketing) opinion good hiphop rather than have the balls to dissect it for what it really is. Posted2 days ago LOUD( . )( . )!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: While both you cats twist eachothers arguments up take the bullshit for what it is, soon to be radio driven hype becoming popular because its the new drake and nikki. Has nothing to do with lyricism, creativity, or originality. You need some REAL muscle to get some out-of-the-box so-called "real hip hop" through the airwaves not to mention NOBODY WANTS TO LISTEN TO UNDERGROUND HIPHOP ON THE RADIO THE HIPHOP YOU ONCE KNEW TO BE MAINSTREAM HAS DISSIPATED AND WILL NEVER RETURN ITS JUST THE FACT OF THE MATTER. Posted2 days ago Anonymous: 1. No, you can't write or construct a top-40 hit; that brand of delusional and obstinate thinking is why nobody takes hip-hop elitists seriously. 2. No, I said there are underground rappers that are banal in their own right, not that their lyrical content is analogous to that of mainstream artists. Again, a group like Slaughterhouse brings nothing thematically to endear themselves to the general public. The lyrics serve no purpose; who are you a fan of? They often abide by a different type of blueprint - not one of girls and the club, but one of shock value and the streets. It's reconfigured, but it's the same crap. 3. LOL, mainstream hip-hop has about as much sonic diversity as underground hip-hop; again, it's how you choose to look at it. If you're providing commentary in hip-hop as a whole, then cool. Otherwise, this is an ideal example of premature closure, and your own tunnel vision is precluding you from seeing the bigger picture: Slaughterhouse, Ras Kass, Canibus, JMT, AOTP etc. etc -- their sounds are all very similar. 4. Haha, now I see where you're coming from. Conceptually, the whole "poetry mixed with instrumentation" is a retarded argument, otherwise, hip-hop would be spoken word over a beat. It's not, it's changed. This is the product of its evolution; it's being taken seriously as a form of music now, so it's about time people treat it as such. 5. My dude, I ain't trying to twist or distort your argument. Your argument is twisted to begin with. ANYBODY musically inclined would see the limitations of underground artists and their formulaic ways. Honestly, there are a lot of elitists who would go with the contrarian mindset rather than actually critically analyze music for what it is, and not pay attention to the "mainstream" or "underground" titles. Essentially, there's enough bullshit in the indie scene as well. People on the web actually think Budden - who uses some of the same conceptual premises as Drake - is the greatest rapper ever. Fucking smh. Posted2 days ago Anonymous: The fact that you are trying to downplay lyrics that have to deal with the reality of the streets to hold the same value as rapping about pussy says plenty. I personally don't think so and I will also reach and say ALOT of people don't think its the same crap(if you think that's the main element of underground music). Its funny you say this, while at the same time I think the general public think SlaughterHouse dominated the BET cypher and entitled them to receive more hype. You say lyrical skill holds no importance?? I'm not even a fan of slaughterhouse like that but you for some reason you seem to bring them up(like 5 times now). I'm not gonna argue why I say Mainstream hiphop has no sonic diversity...its self explanatory. Whatever sounds like the last hit is the formula for every other hit hit for the next year. If you can't see that..then I'm not gonna bother. And good job at naming artist who sound alike in the "underground". I don't like really putting the tag of underground on artist who aren't usually on the billboard as underground, but who gives a fuck if they sound the same because, IJS, if those are the parameters of what makes an underground artist, I think the amount of rappers in the underground far outweigh the amount in the mainstream by like 1 to 100. So this is in no way surprising. Oh raps not poetry???!!! lol...so my bad I had it all wrong for 20 years. Spoken word must be the only form of poetry then, right??? So then rhyme, metaphor, similes hold no place in rap anymore...please enlighten me?? A spoken word artist would be someone like Saul Williams(sometimes). Rap/Hiphop is definitely more than spoken word. yo, did you just say: "ANYBODY musically inclined would see the limitations of underground artists and their formulaic ways." To me underground artists keep that tag because they most of the time don't conform to the media's norm of music. Mainstream music in essence is entirely about following a formula, they don't even try to hide it. Please explain this. SMH. I do not think Budden is the greatest rapper..Not even by a long shot. Is he dope ..yes..doper than drake ...yes. Lyrically and stylistically Budden is better, since I guess I have to defend Budden. Why do you incorporate rapping about the same subject matter as being on par to the next rapper?? Excuse me if im misunderstanding, but to me thats what you are saying...anyways..Drake is a decent lyricist and an appealing artist in ways, good flow, but I dont see what separates him from the crowded pool of rappers other than his young money label. Posted2 days ago Anonymous: p.s..I can see it now Drake: "Yo t-minus, I need a track for the clubs again one that's gonna hit em' like Im On One." And this is the result..Have you even realized this song has the same fucking chord progressions as Im On One..Sonic Diversity for you...and how long ago did i'm on one come out???..nigga please!!! Posted2 days ago Anonymous: Damn, youre keen on this, eh? First off, youre not going to dissuade me in the least bit, and well never agree on this issue. Again, you and people of your ilk are not arbiters of hip-hop, nor can fans truly establish parameters for an artistic endeavor. This seems unnecessary, but I will respond LOL, the reality of the streets? Come on son, how many people listening to hip-hop are truly marginalized or disenfranchised these days? Music is about universality, and honestly speaking, that type of shit only relates to a handful of people. Problems with females? Thats a lot more pervasive, a universal theme that commercial rappers explore through their own personal lens. If you cant understand that, then that says plenty about your social life (just kidding). And hey, you know what? I can reach too. I think the vast majority of hip-hop fans can appreciate this sound and this vector of hip-hop. I used to live in the ATL for a minute, this is the type of sound that encapsulates their lifestyle, and any head down in the South would reiterate that. Please dont take underground fans on sites like DX as a generalizable sample of the entire hip-hop fan diaspora. Thats exceedingly short-sighted. I bring Slaughterhouse up because Im a fan of Ortiz. Together, however, they offer nothing BUT their lyrical ability. Again, thats why they irrefutably destroyed the cypher, and Budden shined because of his lyrical range, which is amongst the broadest in the entire scene. A cypher is a perfect platform for artists such as Slaughterhouse to showcase what makes them great. Wayne on a cypher? Would probably be mediocre at best in terms of making music that the niggas will vibe to at night? The opposite would hold true, no? LOL, logical fallacy again I wont explain why, it just is damnit! Underground rappers are just as guilty of whatever youre accusing the mainstream cats of. They follow a blueprint, its a systematic process, where they all talk about the same subject matter and string together schemes that are either irrelevant, mean nothing, or are unoriginal. They operate within a rigid framework themselves, and are limited by their inability to think outside of the box. The great artists the Jays, the Nas, the Kanyes are able to bridge the gap. Mainstream acts and underground acts lie at the two poles. No, again, rap is a form of music, first and foremost. Lyrics a brand of poetry are a part of most contemporary musical genres. But thats just one element in a constellation of factors that underground rappers often disregard. Thats what I was getting at. Poetry is a part of rap, but they are not one in the same. Yes, again and again, Ive already done the clarifying but here: all underground artists arent brash rebels whove rejected the system and have chosen a different trajectory to honor their artistic integrity. Most of them fell into what they were doing because they couldnt make it or they determined that their sound didnt give them the agency to make it big. So they stuck to the age-old formula: talk about politics (on some conspiracy theorist tip), about conscious shit (nobody in the information age is looking at rappers to educate them on socio-political issues), string together schemes about their own superiority while disparaging an imaginary opponent (whats the point?), and so on and so forth. Its all unoriginal shit thats been done before. Thats why you hear these schemes come up over and over again the infamous Noahs Ark/Owen Hart scheme for instance, or some other Superman, Kryptonite punchline. Budden IS dope. Bro, Im just saying that people use hyperbole on the net and dont think about the prevailing issues at hand. Its not all about mainstream or underground. Thats the point. Also, maybe you have, but have you heard Drakes Comeback Season? Check out tracks like The Calm or Going in for Life, it may give you a different perspective on the kid. P.S. Lupe Just reads a new conspiracy theory about 9/11 and Building 7, reads a Wikipedia article on Occupy Wall Street proceeds to incorporate this into a song. Random white kid in Maine: OMG! Okay, thats sort of my take on the situation. Also, Im not saying that THIS is different than all of Drakes other radio singles. My stance was just commentary on the mainstream/underground divide as a whole Im also hoping that the rest of Take Care includes more tracks like Fear and less Make me Proud type of songs trust me, I see your point too. Posted2 days ago Ok Im going to put this to rest. We are pretty much polarized when it comes to this debate. So its kinda frustrating. How does it relate to the minority. America is at like an 10 percent unemployment rate and most people do not live the posh lifestyle that mainstream rappers rap about. Yes girl problems, like everybody really has a choice of a different hoe everynight or groupies following your every move. Sounds hella lame that you want to be involved so much in drakes love life, because I think we have a mutual understanding that that is all he raps about these days other than money of course. "Underground" music these days comprises of themes both good and bad (drugs,hoes,social oppression, racism, politics). Not everybody can relate to all of it, but it's (the majority of the time) the truth and it helps people to see life through different perspectives, which is WAY more thematically universal than mainstream topics. Dont even try it. I live in the south, and have done so from elementary school. Thats absolute bullshit .There are bloods and there are real hood niggas who drug deal and so on...but what I realized is that ALOT of the people who really support this "vector" of hip-hop (Young Money, Waka, Gucci, ..so on) are mostly highschool teenagers, alot of them (white)products of suburbia. They seriously think wayne is the most talented rapper in all aspects. Why?? because the radio and the media only plays mainstream music. Slaughter house is capable of making club music. Again, club music is NOT hard to compose.Period. They stay in their lane and whats wrong with that. They're being true to themselves. You said it before, drakes comeback season sounds NOTHING like his young money cuts. Get the point? "They follow a blueprint, its a systematic process, where they all talk about the same subject matter and string together schemes that are either irrelevant, mean nothing, or are unoriginal." --bullshit...I can tell you listen to mostly the billboard top hiphop singles. This was addressed already in my ...2nd paragraph, dont want to waste too many words on this... Really?? You just said rap has poetic elements, yet to you its impossible to call it poetry. once again bullshit. Like you would know if rappers decided to not sell out and switch to mainstream frendly rhetoric just because they could not make it.Actually, Rappers you probably don't listen to like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Murs..alot more are actively involved in Ocuupy Wallstreet. Also involved are alot of there followers. Its true that alot of rhymes are recycled but you act like nobody comes up with original metaphors or that that the subject matter is totally irrelevant..which once again is bullshit. As long as "underground"..music dont get heard it is about the two. And I dont get how I am a hiphop elitist. Mainstream Hiphop does have a place in society the problem is that through the media and Corporation all music does'nt have a fair chance. How could you debate that. Most people do not search for music they choose from the available. So were more like underdogs. And I don't quite get the lupe scenario. So because Lupe sees some truth in an article and decides to incorporate it in his music he's somehow punking different demographics??...whatever my answer is...bullshit This is not different than all of drakes other radio hits. Ive already stated the striking similarities between this and "Im on One"...same chord progression..remember the whole sonic diversity bullshit....i see your point too..drake can be a good artist.

  • Anonymous

    You know the bottom line is that these cats make records that people like and move the masses...ain't nothing wrong with that plus they manage to mix the best of both worlds by throwing in some lyricism and some raw emotion!!! Posted3 days ago | Reply Anonymous: strong post Posted3 days ago Anonymous: stupid post....do you like hip hop because of the quality of the music or because you can grab on to these fools nut sacks while u watch them make money on shit that sounds the same and require less skill...aint no emotion in this shit and lyricism is basic...people like u and it seems the majority of "hiphop" fans are ruining a good thing..People are KILLING IT right now Black Hippy, The whole StatiK Selectah posse, Jay Electronica coming soon, Slaughterhouse is coming soon, Lupe is coming soon. Posted3 days ago Anonymous: who determines "skill?" you? who wrote these mythical guidelines, and why are they not malleable? and it's really not hard for most to write like those underground heads after they've immersed themselves in hip-hop for a few years ... what separates mainstream artists/underground artists from the average joe making a club song or a socio-political/horrorcore riddled with multisyllabic schemes is their delivery, their cadence, their mastery of flow ... one form's not easier than the other, they both require certain skills sonically, hip-hop should be about a diversity of sound ... Posted2 days ago Anonymous: anonymous #3- There is no diversity in mainstream music. You went ahead and listed the difference with radio-standard hiphop only to prove my point. So what the fuck is so creative about a club song that requires elevated skill? You rap about the same thing all the time...not hard and always gonna use the same lyrics..if your saying you're not capable of writing this song i would call u retarded. And: " what separates mainstream artists/underground artists from the average joe making a club song or a socio-political/horrorcore riddled with multisyllabic schemes is their delivery, their cadence, their mastery of flow" no thats what separates ARTISTS in general...and you forgot to mention lyrics probably the most important one Posted2 days ago Anonymous: lool; buddy, if you think that you could write and construct a top 40 hit right now, then by all means go for it ... and if you're approaching this matter from that vantage point, then hell, if you can't write like vinnie paz or budden or crooked i, then you probably struggled with grade 12 english ... of course i'm being facetious, but that's the fallacious argument you're presenting my dude, and underground rappers also talk about the same shit, it's just presented in a different manner -- politics, attacking an imaginary person with violent words, talking about the drug trade ... it's banal too, and you can denigrate the legions of "underground heads" who rap about the same material as well ... lyrics are only one part of the equation; this is not poetry, it's music, you have to pay attention to the sonic element of hip-hop ... what sounds better to the ear is an imperative as well, and that's why so many rappers are inherently flawed from a musical standpoint Posted2 days ago Anonymous: ... and also, I was referring to a diversity of sound within the genre, as in variance in terms of subject matter across the spectrum of hip-hop, from the underground to the mainstream ... Posted2 days ago Anonymous: 1)Yes I believe I can construct a top 40 2)Of course there are "underground" rappers who rap about the same things as mainstream artists and yea they preset it in a different way. Thank you...thats the point. I never said lyrics were THE most important characteristic of a skilled artist, but you must be delusional if you think Drake or these young money cats have the capacity to be in the same room as the best. 3)The sonic element of hip hop ...lol..dude thats the forefront of my argument. Mainstream Hiphop has little...very little sonic diversity...proof-turn on the radio. 4)No you're are wrong. Hiphop is poetry blended with instrumentation...and has been since day one. 5) What sounds better to the ear is imperative. Agreed. Back to the main point before you verbosely twisted my argument. I'm gonna go out on limb here and say those who are musically inclined see past the bullshit that most mainstream rappers feed he public. Not to say its ALL bad. Just saying that there's alot of dickriders who would rather accept the corporate(labels,radio play,marketing) opinion good hiphop rather than have the balls to dissect it for what it really is. Posted2 days ago LOUD( . )( . )!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: While both you cats twist eachothers arguments up take the bullshit for what it is, soon to be radio driven hype becoming popular because its the new drake and nikki. Has nothing to do with lyricism, creativity, or originality. You need some REAL muscle to get some out-of-the-box so-called "real hip hop" through the airwaves not to mention NOBODY WANTS TO LISTEN TO UNDERGROUND HIPHOP ON THE RADIO THE HIPHOP YOU ONCE KNEW TO BE MAINSTREAM HAS DISSIPATED AND WILL NEVER RETURN ITS JUST THE FACT OF THE MATTER. Posted2 days ago Anonymous: 1. No, you can't write or construct a top-40 hit; that brand of delusional and obstinate thinking is why nobody takes hip-hop elitists seriously. 2. No, I said there are underground rappers that are banal in their own right, not that their lyrical content is analogous to that of mainstream artists. Again, a group like Slaughterhouse brings nothing thematically to endear themselves to the general public. The lyrics serve no purpose; who are you a fan of? They often abide by a different type of blueprint - not one of girls and the club, but one of shock value and the streets. It's reconfigured, but it's the same crap. 3. LOL, mainstream hip-hop has about as much sonic diversity as underground hip-hop; again, it's how you choose to look at it. If you're providing commentary in hip-hop as a whole, then cool. Otherwise, this is an ideal example of premature closure, and your own tunnel vision is precluding you from seeing the bigger picture: Slaughterhouse, Ras Kass, Canibus, JMT, AOTP etc. etc -- their sounds are all very similar. 4. Haha, now I see where you're coming from. Conceptually, the whole "poetry mixed with instrumentation" is a retarded argument, otherwise, hip-hop would be spoken word over a beat. It's not, it's changed. This is the product of its evolution; it's being taken seriously as a form of music now, so it's about time people treat it as such. 5. My dude, I ain't trying to twist or distort your argument. Your argument is twisted to begin with. ANYBODY musically inclined would see the limitations of underground artists and their formulaic ways. Honestly, there are a lot of elitists who would go with the contrarian mindset rather than actually critically analyze music for what it is, and not pay attention to the "mainstream" or "underground" titles. Essentially, there's enough bullshit in the indie scene as well. People on the web actually think Budden - who uses some of the same conceptual premises as Drake - is the greatest rapper ever. Fucking smh. Posted2 days ago Anonymous: The fact that you are trying to downplay lyrics that have to deal with the reality of the streets to hold the same value as rapping about pussy says plenty. I personally don't think so and I will also reach and say ALOT of people don't think its the same crap(if you think that's the main element of underground music). Its funny you say this, while at the same time I think the general public think SlaughterHouse dominated the BET cypher and entitled them to receive more hype. You say lyrical skill holds no importance?? I'm not even a fan of slaughterhouse like that but you for some reason you seem to bring them up(like 5 times now). I'm not gonna argue why I say Mainstream hiphop has no sonic diversity...its self explanatory. Whatever sounds like the last hit is the formula for every other hit hit for the next year. If you can't see that..then I'm not gonna bother. And good job at naming artist who sound alike in the "underground". I don't like really putting the tag of underground on artist who aren't usually on the billboard as underground, but who gives a fuck if they sound the same because, IJS, if those are the parameters of what makes an underground artist, I think the amount of rappers in the underground far outweigh the amount in the mainstream by like 1 to 100. So this is in no way surprising. Oh raps not poetry???!!! lol...so my bad I had it all wrong for 20 years. Spoken word must be the only form of poetry then, right??? So then rhyme, metaphor, similes hold no place in rap anymore...please enlighten me?? A spoken word artist would be someone like Saul Williams(sometimes). Rap/Hiphop is definitely more than spoken word. yo, did you just say: "ANYBODY musically inclined would see the limitations of underground artists and their formulaic ways." To me underground artists keep that tag because they most of the time don't conform to the media's norm of music. Mainstream music in essence is entirely about following a formula, they don't even try to hide it. Please explain this. SMH. I do not think Budden is the greatest rapper..Not even by a long shot. Is he dope ..yes..doper than drake ...yes. Lyrically and stylistically Budden is better, since I guess I have to defend Budden. Why do you incorporate rapping about the same subject matter as being on par to the next rapper?? Excuse me if im misunderstanding, but to me thats what you are saying...anyways..Drake is a decent lyricist and an appealing artist in ways, good flow, but I dont see what separates him from the crowded pool of rappers other than his young money label. Posted2 days ago Anonymous: p.s..I can see it now Drake: "Yo t-minus, I need a track for the clubs again one that's gonna hit em' like Im On One." And this is the result..Have you even realized this song has the same fucking chord progressions as Im On One..Sonic Diversity for you...and how long ago did i'm on one come out???..nigga please!!! Posted2 days ago Anonymous: Damn, youre keen on this, eh? First off, youre not going to dissuade me in the least bit, and well never agree on this issue. Again, you and people of your ilk are not arbiters of hip-hop, nor can fans truly establish parameters for an artistic endeavor. This seems unnecessary, but I will respond LOL, the reality of the streets? Come on son, how many people listening to hip-hop are truly marginalized or disenfranchised these days? Music is about universality, and honestly speaking, that type of shit only relates to a handful of people. Problems with females? Thats a lot more pervasive, a universal theme that commercial rappers explore through their own personal lens. If you cant understand that, then that says plenty about your social life (just kidding). And hey, you know what? I can reach too. I think the vast majority of hip-hop fans can appreciate this sound and this vector of hip-hop. I used to live in the ATL for a minute, this is the type of sound that encapsulates their lifestyle, and any head down in the South would reiterate that. Please dont take underground fans on sites like DX as a generalizable sample of the entire hip-hop fan diaspora. Thats exceedingly short-sighted. I bring Slaughterhouse up because Im a fan of Ortiz. Together, however, they offer nothing BUT their lyrical ability. Again, thats why they irrefutably destroyed the cypher, and Budden shined because of his lyrical range, which is amongst the broadest in the entire scene. A cypher is a perfect platform for artists such as Slaughterhouse to showcase what makes them great. Wayne on a cypher? Would probably be mediocre at best in terms of making music that the niggas will vibe to at night? The opposite would hold true, no? LOL, logical fallacy again I wont explain why, it just is damnit! Underground rappers are just as guilty of whatever youre accusing the mainstream cats of. They follow a blueprint, its a systematic process, where they all talk about the same subject matter and string together schemes that are either irrelevant, mean nothing, or are unoriginal. They operate within a rigid framework themselves, and are limited by their inability to think outside of the box. The great artists the Jays, the Nas, the Kanyes are able to bridge the gap. Mainstream acts and underground acts lie at the two poles. No, again, rap is a form of music, first and foremost. Lyrics a brand of poetry are a part of most contemporary musical genres. But thats just one element in a constellation of factors that underground rappers often disregard. Thats what I was getting at. Poetry is a part of rap, but they are not one in the same. Yes, again and again, Ive already done the clarifying but here: all underground artists arent brash rebels whove rejected the system and have chosen a different trajectory to honor their artistic integrity. Most of them fell into what they were doing because they couldnt make it or they determined that their sound didnt give them the agency to make it big. So they stuck to the age-old formula: talk about politics (on some conspiracy theorist tip), about conscious shit (nobody in the information age is looking at rappers to educate them on socio-political issues), string together schemes about their own superiority while disparaging an imaginary opponent (whats the point?), and so on and so forth. Its all unoriginal shit thats been done before. Thats why you hear these schemes come up over and over again the infamous Noahs Ark/Owen Hart scheme for instance, or some other Superman, Kryptonite punchline. Budden IS dope. Bro, Im just saying that people use hyperbole on the net and dont think about the prevailing issues at hand. Its not all about mainstream or underground. Thats the point. Also, maybe you have, but have you heard Drakes Comeback Season? Check out tracks like The Calm or Going in for Life, it may give you a different perspective on the kid. P.S. Lupe Just reads a new conspiracy theory about 9/11 and Building 7, reads a Wikipedia article on Occupy Wall Street proceeds to incorporate this into a song. Random white kid in Maine: OMG! Okay, thats sort of my take on the situation. Also, Im not saying that THIS is different than all of Drakes other radio singles. My stance was just commentary on the mainstream/underground divide as a whole Im also hoping that the rest of Take Care includes more tracks like Fear and less Make me Proud type of songs trust me, I see your point too. Posted2 days ago malco: Ok Im going to put this to rest. We are pretty much polarized when it comes to this debate. So its kinda frustrating. How does it relate to the minority. America is at like an 10 percent unemployment rate and most people do not live the posh lifestyle that mainstream rappers rap about. Yes girl problems, like everybody really has a choice of a different hoe everynight or groupies following your every move. Sounds hella lame that you want to be involved so much in drakes love life, because I think we have a mutual understanding that that is all he raps about these days other than money of course. "Underground" music these days comprises of themes both good and bad (drugs,hoes,social oppression, racism, politics). Not everybody can relate to all of it, but it's (the majority of the time) the truth and it helps people to see life through different perspectives, which is WAY more thematically universal than mainstream topics. Dont even try it. I live in the south, and have done so from elementary school. Thats absolute bullshit .There are bloods and there are real hood niggas who drug deal and so on...but what I realized is that ALOT of the people who really support this "vector" of hip-hop (Young Money, Waka, Gucci, ..so on) are mostly highschool teenagers, alot of them (white)products of suburbia. They seriously think wayne is the most talented rapper in all aspects. Why?? because the radio and the media only plays mainstream music. Slaughter house is capable of making club music. Again, club music is NOT hard to compose.Period. They stay in their lane and whats wrong with that. They're being true to themselves. You said it before, drakes comeback season sounds NOTHING like his young money cuts. Get the point? "They follow a blueprint, its a systematic process, where they all talk about the same subject matter and string together schemes that are either irrelevant, mean nothing, or are unoriginal." --bullshit...I can tell you listen to mostly the billboard top hiphop singles. This was addressed already in my ...2nd paragraph, dont want to waste too many words on this... Really?? You just said rap has poetic elements, yet to you its impossible to call it poetry. once again bullshit. Like you would know if rappers decided to not sell out and switch to mainstream frendly rhetoric just because they could not make it.Actually, Rappers you probably don't listen to like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Murs..alot more are actively involved in Ocuupy Wallstreet. Also involved are alot of there followers. Its true that alot of rhymes are recycled but you act like nobody comes up with original metaphors or that that the subject matter is totally irrelevant..which once again is bullshit. As long as "underground"..music dont get heard it is about the two. And I dont get how I am a hiphop elitist. Mainstream Hiphop does have a place in society the problem is that through the media and Corporation all music does'nt have a fair chance. How could you debate that. Most people do not search for music they choose from the available. So were more like underdogs. And I don't quite get the lupe scenario. So because Lupe sees some truth in an article and decides to incorporate it in his music he's somehow punking different demographics??...whatever my answer is...bullshit This is not different than all of drakes other radio hits. Ive already stated the striking similarities between this and "Im on One"...same chord progression..remember the whole sonic diversity bullshit....i see your point too..drake can be a good artist.

  • The Truth

    This shit is mad whack.Drake was pretty chill , but now i wouldn't shit in his direction. He has to put out some real shit and stop fucking male butts, and getting fisted by minaj. You fuckers can say whatever you want but you know its true

  • Jermaine Lee

    NICE DOUBLE TIME FLOW DRAKE LAID ******NEW MUSIC******* [LISTENhttp://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_10634408 LIKE?

  • Jermaine Lee

    COO TRACK.. CHECK OUT SOME OF MY MUSIC.. MILITARY OVERSEAS WITH ANOTHER DREAM [LISTENhttp://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_10634408 LIKE?

  • G'

    Kinda weak, but it will work for what it needs to do: getting them females crazy in the clubs. And homie who said the "main stripper on stage" music was 100%. These niggas crying about it won't when they in the club trying to work game...still, 2stars

  • GSONII

    How is it decided what gets on that hottest single board because there is a lot of stuff ten times hotter than this garbage that was put out this month and rated hotter.

  • Haters??????

    HaHahahaha you haters really need some more female presence in your lives. My girl loves this sh*t. You'll never get anywhere hating on other people like that WHEN WILL YOU LEARN haha! I like it.

  • MyOpinionNigga

    This shit sucks. Is this Taio Cruz? Where did go hard Drake go? fuck you young money! Bring back the Drake that spit bars like on "Light Up" and good fuckin shit. Damnit Drake, I liked you but nigga YOU SUCK.

  • DrakesBiggestFan

    drake suck but you bitches are just gonna say stop hating, but he really does suck. Yall only like drake cuz TV tells you to like drake, fuckin brainwashed ass niggas, the puppeteers got all you fools, and have you really listened to nicki minaj? i'd rather hear that crackhead white bitch from oakland vagina-nasty, for real son. negative 5 stars for this wick wack trash.

  • ashlovesbig

    too radiofriendly!

  • Pauly_J_12

    This is some pussy shit Drake ure my boy you can do much better... But the chorus was dope...

  • Guest234567

    This is making my ears bleed. Absolutely fucking terrible. I'll fuck Nicki thugh

  • Anonymous

    HATERS SUCK A WHOLE DICK.CLASSIC

  • Anonymous

    If ya'll don't like drake why do yo bitch ass click on the track. Drake is cool to me, when my bitch is in my car i will play that nigga!! But if i'm solo Jeezy all day!!

  • Anonymous

    this shit is gayer than my cat.

  • yep

    this is softer than my grandpa's dick.

    • STOP HATING AND GET RICHER!

      Haters how do you live with yourselves???????????????????????????? Haters are always broke haha

  • whocares

    this is an instant female stripper main stage track

  • westside

    Drakes a fag, probably shitting his pants right now at just thinking Pusha might drop his name...Id love to see that degrassi chump go at Pusha

  • WEDR

    THIS JA RULE 50 CENT DICK LICKING NIGGA STILL SINGING?? DAMN!!!!!AND THIS BITCH NICKI SHOULD DO PORN, SERIOUSLY

  • Anonymous

    im so im so im so im so im so im so im so sick of this shieet

  • e n j

    grown men that enjoy listening to drake records wouldn't do anything if you punched them in the face and called them pussy. men that listen to nikki minaj records will adopt children with their gay lover in time. rap has never sucked so bad. every year it's worse.

  • Kareem Joe

    it ok up all night better

  • Home Of Philly

    good radio song

  • clarence

    this is what hip hop needed, this that shit the radio needed for a very very long time so yall hater shut tha fuck and jam

  • Anonymous

    at least we have comeback season lol

  • Faggot, you have nothing to talk about.

    Official "Take Care" Track list: 1.I love women. 2.I don't love women (I just fuck them) 3.I don't care about women, fuck em. (I really do love them, though) 4. My team is my family (But I'm gonna mention women 50 times in this song too) 5. I sing about women. 6. I have a lot of female groupies. 7. I only love one girl. 8. I can't choose what girl i want to hook up. 9. I get pussy (While being one) 10. Young money is my family (But i want to make a family with you, girl) 11. You're my favorite girl. 12. She's my favorite girl. Yeah, basically. Get the fuck out of hip-hop, you bitch made rapping justin bieber trash.

  • Rell

    This is dope yall some haters

  • Thrill Murray

    This is garbage

  • Luq Compere

    Id Like This Song If It Didnt Sound Like "Im On ONE" These Niggas Aint Foolin Nobody. Nikkis Verse Was Fly but I Never Respect Recycled Beats.Listen Hard

  • gogojuice

    this song is good stuff. and i know what is good in the streets cause ima thug. i can back it up.. i grew up in the bad part of the suburbs .. i normaly do 36mph in a 35.. BOSS!!! so thug

  • Brfffa

    Look, its real simple. Females love Drake's bullshit. Do i wanna listen to this fool's tampax commercial songs or cop his album filled wit all kinds of mangina music? Hell naw. But, if I wanna please da dyme bitches I plan on smanging in not so distant future, I have no choice but to listen and cop. So my review of this song is the same as all the other Drake songs : It'll help me catch some pussy, so I guess it's catchy.

    • Brfffa

      I do know there are more musicians Anonymous numba 2, but da bitches in my age group love Drake's shit, so what da hell you want me to do... Freddie Jackson ain't helpin' me get them draws. Also I may just be one pathetic ass nicca, but honestly, I.don't.give.a.fuck. Sorry, lol.

    • Anonymous

      this is the dumbest shit ive read in a long time. does this nigga know that young money are not the only musicians on the planet? nigga you're pathetic.

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ you catching pussy smh

  • phadiga

    Nicki please give drake dat pussy so we all can have some peace...Tired of this shit.

  • wu4lyf

    This wasn't even a good T-Minus joint. The chorus was fucking weak, didn't have the power of 'poppin bottles' or 'she will', just a really bland synthy mess. How can anyone, even pop music fans, like this? No appeal...

  • Anonymous

    The hook is on point so the song will do fine support wise and will float around to keep the album in peoples faces until nov15th without a doubt. why is everybody comparing this to mr nice watch? it really doesnt matter. cole just came out number 1 in the country, why even make such a asenine comparison? atleast for right now

  • Anonymous

    WELP.. i hate callin this music bitch but the bitches love it.

  • Rudyboy

    Feeling the vibe and lovin Nikki's flow..

  • Moe

    Not so proud of Drake on this one.

  • Anon

    Scrap Nicki and put Songz on this

  • Keezie

    He has another one folks. Ladies will eat this one up & dudes will give it attention by picking it apart.

  • Anonymous

    Decent I need more tho

  • Anonymous

    JUST DROPPED N ALREADY NUMBER 6 ON HOTTEST SINGLES. HOW LONG BEFORE IT HITS 1. HATERS JUST LOOK

  • Nick Swanson

    http://www.mediafire.com/?i75xt5p26l71ttr

  • Anonymous

    fuckin wack fuck drake and nicki

  • BoxDe

    Take Care isn't the best album of the year. Murs - Love & Rockets album is better, Cunninlynguists- Oneirology album is one of the best (inception type of album), Reks - R.E.K.S is lyrically up there. Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T are bringing good music on radios.

  • Anonymous

    JADAKISS OR FAB WHOS BETTER

  • Eloe Gill-Williams

    This is why I dont even click on songs featuring Nicki Minaj...

  • D wiley

    Take Care Best Album of the year

  • Anonymous

    saturday night live performance of this track legoo take care

  • mbongeni

    IF TAKE CARE GOT SONGS LIKE THIS NO!!!!! anyway not a bad song i just do not think its good enough to be on take care...but our nigga has to push records

  • Anonymous

    Drake... all the pictures with nicki, songs about women, and rumors with Rihanna, still cant hide the fact that you are GAAAAYYY! Just come out the closet and be proud of what you are! Like Diddy!

  • Frank

    Dope record something different!

  • Diggs

    This joint is aight and why everyone keep talking an artist is the best cuz they sold mad records. I guess MC Hammer was one of the greatest mcs then cuz he sold mad records in the 90s. And slaughterhouse can sell records. A monkey with motor skills can sell these days if it's marketed well and gains radioplay. Simple as that so stop talking about bullshit record sales. It doesn't make an mc the best in skills. I swear I fell a lot of yall don't understand hip hop. Or the other hand,it's a dead culture in this country anyway

    • ?

      Maybe some people think he's good because, y'know, they think his music is good. I don't give a fuck if Take Care sells one copy, I'll still think Drake is good.

    • rise and shine

      @Diggs i agree with you 100%, fuck album and fuck niggas on this site talkin about sales 24/7.....FUCK WAYNE

    • Anonymous

      lol, and a lot of these mainstream cats could do focus on multisyllabic schemes that have no prevailing message or theme like slaughterhouse does at times going on that "lyrical miracle" tip that any 16 year old listening to Technique could write given some time ... great rappers in terms of the delivery etc., but come on, their sound and their skills aren't marketable; also, you people ain't the arbiters of what is and ain't hip hop

  • UNO

    Yeah. This aint Drake's best but not that bad either - the track is obviously for the ladies. W/ Nicki Minaj on this, its a no brainer pop track to move units. This aint for the "hardcore gangsta" bloggers on here. He's just getting all the groups to buy units that he needs. 2pac did it. Biggie did it. Kanye/Jay-z still copy the formula. This is how you push units - get chix to buy your records.

  • Anonymous

    how has this got 3? jesus

  • Anonymous

    came from the slaughterhouse track to this.. and yet this is what will move units..

  • jesterxxl

    Poptarts soft in the middle

  • Neffite Davis

    Im tire of yall niggas saying this aint hip hop. Talking bout slaughter house shit is real hip hop. I bet them niggas cant make a legtimate hit for the masses. its not cause there so street. its because they cant!!! even if they tried, they will sound so fucking corny. so stop knocking drake cause he is an all around artist. he make hits, get awards and go on big tours!!!! oh yeah by the way, Lil Wayne the only rapper that can put out a critical acclaim mixtapes (plural) and sell a million first week!!!! Challenge yall haters on that statement!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      that's the problem with your typical "hip-hop purist" ... they have this esoteric mindset, and believe the genre should be about exclusivity ... that type of shit -- a lack of diversity within a musical genre -- leads to it slowly dissipating once its appeal is lost, and that's what niggas need to get ... good music is out there for everyone, this ensures that rap/hip-hop/whatever you want to call this overarching brand of music will be alive regardless of the general sentiment down the road, there's an interdependence here

    • bkstylz

      Since when was hip hop meant for the general public? It's a culture and it is really appreciated by those who are a part of it. Anyone who loves hip hop can really appreciate the kills of Slaughterhouse.

    • Anonymous

      lol, no, they simply don't have the capacity to have enduring mass appeal, and that's not an indictment of their abilities as rappers, but as artists? they simply can't, creating these type of tracks are more difficult than some niggas make it out to be, you have to have a different ear and have your hand on the pulse of the general public

    • Nickel

      um jay-z and em sell more than weezy overall, and their actual ALBUMS get critical acclaim.. weezys mixtapes are dope but he WATERS IT DOWN for the masses to sell his albums. Ofcourse slaughterhouse cant appeal to the masses, coz they refuse to make a cliche'd song about popping bottles and talk about women in every track, which is all the ymcb crew really do, so no thats not "well rounded" thats formulaic and boring

  • Attilio Turi

    It's all a cycle, pop hop is in fashion 1 time, then it fades out n something else is in fashion, now being Lyrical is back in fashion, nothing is new nowdays...we back to the days when Big Pun n Black Thought were the supa lyrical rappers.. Drake can be very Lyrical but I think the dude is too confortable now living that lavish life, he keeps it honest, truthfull with his verses but to be honest this track is like something that could have been on So Far Gone. just my opinion.

  • Brad Watts

    Song isnt bad, average verses, hook is catchy as hell though. You gotta admit he makes catchy radio tracks, everything i heard from his new album is radio friendly but the concepts are still real and not that cheesy. But him and 40 have the best chemistry hands down. Nicki dont do nothing for this track. And as for lyricism, i give it to the Shady camp, they proved that with the cyphers...now its cool to be lyrical again BECAUSE of them...

    • Judah Fearless Prescott

      ^ I agree the more I listen to J.cole the more realize he's a very good but he's not that lyrical like people make him out to be ...and i copped Cole World so I ain't tryna play da nigga ...

    • Anonymous

      no i've broken down his verses to the latent subtexts ... they're just not as complicated as some purport they are, just my opinion ... i prefer cole, but somebody like budden has a much broader range when we're strictly talking about lyrics, nah mean?

    • Vegard Mller

      Don't forget Lupe.

    • Anonymous

      dude above me obviously never broken down a jcole verse properly, the dude spits dope as fuck rhyme schemes, do ya homework

    • Anonymous

      lool cole's lyrical ability is extremely limited

    • that nigga

      sorry man but royce and shady camp and j.cole are throwing down lyricism and trying to bring the rap that 85% of us niggas love, used to love and still love tho this shit aint got it. i fucks wit some story telling real rap ya heard

    • ^^^^^^^

      srry bro but they didn't make it cool to be lyrical a cypher is supposed to be lyrical period thats y its a cypher every one is supposed to let it rip

  • damn

    drake is falling off man, haven't heard one good song from his new album. his verses are OK and beats are whack

  • Yo

    This Mr Nice Watch track is dope, oh shit wait this is drake fuck my bad

  • Anonymous

    Shit str8. Drake is ill but this track is not. Average. Deserves the rating it has.

    • ^^^^^^

      right finally sum one says the truth just cuz its drake the stans come out the wood works and get crazy fuckin zombies

  • Matt Lee

    http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/Kagatax/profile/ PLEASE CHECK OUT MY MIXTAPES..I WOULD HIGHLY APPRECIATE IT

  • Money First

    You know the bottom line is that these cats make records that people like and move the masses...ain't nothing wrong with that plus they manage to mix the best of both worlds by throwing in some lyricism and some raw emotion!!!

    • Anonymous

      Homie, you don't know me like that to tell me what I do and do not listen to. That's borderline condescension, but since it's coming from an elitist marred with tunnel vision, I'm not surprised. Please, don't get into a socio-economic discourse with me, I won't waste my time because this isn't the right platform, but just realize that unemployment is not a predictor of marginalization. The "streets" -- the one depicted ad nauseum in the underground -- reflects a sort of romanticized ethos that very few actually experience. That brand and degree of marginalization is only found in certain slums (remember, "only" 8 of the roughly 40 million African Americans in the US live below the poverty line). Indeed, mainstream artists do go on that pretentious tip, talking about their opulence in a patronizing, self-indulgent sort of manner, but I see that as being equivalent to underground artists asserting their "lyrical superiority" while conjuring irrelevant imagery using nonsensical rhyme schemes. Again, in any event, lyrics can't be understood on explicit terms, but their subtexts must also be critically analyzed. What you see as "money, drugs and hoes" can be perceived as a powerful evocation of equality from a generation of young black capitalists. Again, it's all about interpretation. Beyond which, the themes that underground heads address can also be blatantly categorized into "social commentary" and "introspection" (the third category -- that of "battling" -- is reserved only for certain artists). Now look homie, I'm going through a formal education at one of the top 20 universities in the world, no need to pull the "teenage" card on me. Those real hood niggas you speak of are, again, the minorities. There are 800 000 gang members in the United States; so the South vibes to music for 0.002% of the population? No, again, that's hyperbole, quit being so short-sighted. "Bullshit" and ad hominem attacks are not great points. Moving on, I said rap includes poetic elements, but calling poetry and rap one in the same is spurious. It distorts what rap has become. Now, rappers I don't listen to? Homie, I listen to what's good, not what any contrarian or mainstream head tells me is good. I've heard the entire gamut of artists you've listed, and think Lupe is extremely overrated. But come on, "Definition" is one of my favorite tracks. "Oh No" is my favorite track featuring Nate. Come on kid, I used conjecture to match yours, of course some people think of original lyrics, but this is the case for mainstream artists as well as underground artists. I honestly don't think Slaughterhouse could make it in the mainstream -- Budden tried and fucking failed. You need to be cut from a different cloth -- that's why Ye's the best at it. The Lupe scenario is just to show you how formulaic he can get too; to incorporate current events is such a crutch, and to say them explicitly brings nothing to the table, you're simply paraphrasing something. So that's that, we agree to disagree.

    • malco

      Ok Im going to put this to rest. We are pretty much polarized when it comes to this debate. So its kinda frustrating. How does it relate to the minority. America is at like an 10 percent unemployment rate and most people do not live the posh lifestyle that mainstream rappers rap about. Yes girl problems, like everybody really has a choice of a different hoe everynight or groupies following your every move. Sounds hella lame that you want to be involved so much in drakes love life, because I think we have a mutual understanding that that is all he raps about these days other than money of course. "Underground" music these days comprises of themes both good and bad (drugs,hoes,social oppression, racism, politics). Not everybody can relate to all of it, but it's (the majority of the time) the truth and it helps people to see life through different perspectives, which is WAY more thematically universal than mainstream topics. Dont even try it. I live in the south, and have done so from elementary school. Thats absolute bullshit .There are bloods and there are real hood niggas who drug deal and so on...but what I realized is that ALOT of the people who really support this "vector" of hip-hop (Young Money, Waka, Gucci, ..so on) are mostly highschool teenagers, alot of them (white)products of suburbia. They seriously think wayne is the most talented rapper in all aspects. Why?? because the radio and the media only plays mainstream music. Slaughter house is capable of making club music. Again, club music is NOT hard to compose.Period. They stay in their lane and whats wrong with that. They're being true to themselves. You said it before, drakes comeback season sounds NOTHING like his young money cuts. Get the point? "They follow a blueprint, its a systematic process, where they all talk about the same subject matter and string together schemes that are either irrelevant, mean nothing, or are unoriginal." --bullshit...I can tell you listen to mostly the billboard top hiphop singles. This was addressed already in my ...2nd paragraph, dont want to waste too many words on this... Really?? You just said rap has poetic elements, yet to you its impossible to call it poetry. once again bullshit. Like you would know if rappers decided to not sell out and switch to mainstream frendly rhetoric just because they could not make it.Actually, Rappers you probably don't listen to like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Murs..alot more are actively involved in Ocuupy Wallstreet. Also involved are alot of there followers. Its true that alot of rhymes are recycled but you act like nobody comes up with original metaphors or that that the subject matter is totally irrelevant..which once again is bullshit. As long as "underground"..music dont get heard it is about the two. And I dont get how I am a hiphop elitist. Mainstream Hiphop does have a place in society the problem is that through the media and Corporation all music does'nt have a fair chance. How could you debate that. Most people do not search for music they choose from the available. So were more like underdogs. And I don't quite get the lupe scenario. So because Lupe sees some truth in an article and decides to incorporate it in his music he's somehow punking different demographics??...whatever my answer is...bullshit This is not different than all of drakes other radio hits. Ive already stated the striking similarities between this and "Im on One"...same chord progression..remember the whole sonic diversity bullshit....i see your point too..drake can be a good artist.

    • Anonymous

      Damn, youre keen on this, eh? First off, youre not going to dissuade me in the least bit, and well never agree on this issue. Again, you and people of your ilk are not arbiters of hip-hop, nor can fans truly establish parameters for an artistic endeavor. This seems unnecessary, but I will respond LOL, the reality of the streets? Come on son, how many people listening to hip-hop are truly marginalized or disenfranchised these days? Music is about universality, and honestly speaking, that type of shit only relates to a handful of people. Problems with females? Thats a lot more pervasive, a universal theme that commercial rappers explore through their own personal lens. If you cant understand that, then that says plenty about your social life (just kidding). And hey, you know what? I can reach too. I think the vast majority of hip-hop fans can appreciate this sound and this vector of hip-hop. I used to live in the ATL for a minute, this is the type of sound that encapsulates their lifestyle, and any head down in the South would reiterate that. Please dont take underground fans on sites like DX as a generalizable sample of the entire hip-hop fan diaspora. Thats exceedingly short-sighted. I bring Slaughterhouse up because Im a fan of Ortiz. Together, however, they offer nothing BUT their lyrical ability. Again, thats why they irrefutably destroyed the cypher, and Budden shined because of his lyrical range, which is amongst the broadest in the entire scene. A cypher is a perfect platform for artists such as Slaughterhouse to showcase what makes them great. Wayne on a cypher? Would probably be mediocre at best in terms of making music that the niggas will vibe to at night? The opposite would hold true, no? LOL, logical fallacy again I wont explain why, it just is damnit! Underground rappers are just as guilty of whatever youre accusing the mainstream cats of. They follow a blueprint, its a systematic process, where they all talk about the same subject matter and string together schemes that are either irrelevant, mean nothing, or are unoriginal. They operate within a rigid framework themselves, and are limited by their inability to think outside of the box. The great artists the Jays, the Nas, the Kanyes are able to bridge the gap. Mainstream acts and underground acts lie at the two poles. No, again, rap is a form of music, first and foremost. Lyrics a brand of poetry are a part of most contemporary musical genres. But thats just one element in a constellation of factors that underground rappers often disregard. Thats what I was getting at. Poetry is a part of rap, but they are not one in the same. Yes, again and again, Ive already done the clarifying but here: all underground artists arent brash rebels whove rejected the system and have chosen a different trajectory to honor their artistic integrity. Most of them fell into what they were doing because they couldnt make it or they determined that their sound didnt give them the agency to make it big. So they stuck to the age-old formula: talk about politics (on some conspiracy theorist tip), about conscious shit (nobody in the information age is looking at rappers to educate them on socio-political issues), string together schemes about their own superiority while disparaging an imaginary opponent (whats the point?), and so on and so forth. Its all unoriginal shit thats been done before. Thats why you hear these schemes come up over and over again the infamous Noahs Ark/Owen Hart scheme for instance, or some other Superman, Kryptonite punchline. Budden IS dope. Bro, Im just saying that people use hyperbole on the net and dont think about the prevailing issues at hand. Its not all about mainstream or underground. Thats the point. Also, maybe you have, but have you heard Drakes Comeback Season? Check out tracks like The Calm or Going in for Life, it may give you a different perspective on the kid. P.S. Lupe Just reads a new conspiracy theory about 9/11 and Building 7, reads a Wikipedia article on Occupy Wall Street proceeds to incorporate this into a song. Random white kid in Maine: OMG! Okay, thats sort of my take on the situation. Also, Im not saying that THIS is different than all of Drakes other radio singles. My stance was just commentary on the mainstream/underground divide as a whole Im also hoping that the rest of Take Care includes more tracks like Fear and less Make me Proud type of songs trust me, I see your point too.

    • Anonymous

      p.s..I can see it now Drake: "Yo t-minus, I need a track for the clubs again one that's gonna hit em' like Im On One." And this is the result..Have you even realized this song has the same fucking chord progressions as Im On One..Sonic Diversity for you...and how long ago did i'm on one come out???..nigga please!!!

    • Anonymous

      The fact that you are trying to downplay lyrics that have to deal with the reality of the streets to hold the same value as rapping about pussy says plenty. I personally don't think so and I will also reach and say ALOT of people don't think its the same crap(if you think that's the main element of underground music). Its funny you say this, while at the same time I think the general public think SlaughterHouse dominated the BET cypher and entitled them to receive more hype. You say lyrical skill holds no importance?? I'm not even a fan of slaughterhouse like that but you for some reason you seem to bring them up(like 5 times now). I'm not gonna argue why I say Mainstream hiphop has no sonic diversity...its self explanatory. Whatever sounds like the last hit is the formula for every other hit hit for the next year. If you can't see that..then I'm not gonna bother. And good job at naming artist who sound alike in the "underground". I don't like really putting the tag of underground on artist who aren't usually on the billboard as underground, but who gives a fuck if they sound the same because, IJS, if those are the parameters of what makes an underground artist, I think the amount of rappers in the underground far outweigh the amount in the mainstream by like 1 to 100. So this is in no way surprising. Oh raps not poetry???!!! lol...so my bad I had it all wrong for 20 years. Spoken word must be the only form of poetry then, right??? So then rhyme, metaphor, similes hold no place in rap anymore...please enlighten me?? A spoken word artist would be someone like Saul Williams(sometimes). Rap/Hiphop is definitely more than spoken word. yo, did you just say: "ANYBODY musically inclined would see the limitations of underground artists and their formulaic ways." To me underground artists keep that tag because they most of the time don't conform to the media's norm of music. Mainstream music in essence is entirely about following a formula, they don't even try to hide it. Please explain this. SMH. I do not think Budden is the greatest rapper..Not even by a long shot. Is he dope ..yes..doper than drake ...yes. Lyrically and stylistically Budden is better, since I guess I have to defend Budden. Why do you incorporate rapping about the same subject matter as being on par to the next rapper?? Excuse me if im misunderstanding, but to me thats what you are saying...anyways..Drake is a decent lyricist and an appealing artist in ways, good flow, but I dont see what separates him from the crowded pool of rappers other than his young money label.

    • Anonymous

      1. No, you can't write or construct a top-40 hit; that brand of delusional and obstinate thinking is why nobody takes hip-hop elitists seriously. 2. No, I said there are underground rappers that are banal in their own right, not that their lyrical content is analogous to that of mainstream artists. Again, a group like Slaughterhouse brings nothing thematically to endear themselves to the general public. The lyrics serve no purpose; who are you a fan of? They often abide by a different type of blueprint - not one of girls and the club, but one of shock value and the streets. It's reconfigured, but it's the same crap. 3. LOL, mainstream hip-hop has about as much sonic diversity as underground hip-hop; again, it's how you choose to look at it. If you're providing commentary in hip-hop as a whole, then cool. Otherwise, this is an ideal example of premature closure, and your own tunnel vision is precluding you from seeing the bigger picture: Slaughterhouse, Ras Kass, Canibus, JMT, AOTP etc. etc -- their sounds are all very similar. 4. Haha, now I see where you're coming from. Conceptually, the whole "poetry mixed with instrumentation" is a retarded argument, otherwise, hip-hop would be spoken word over a beat. It's not, it's changed. This is the product of its evolution; it's being taken seriously as a form of music now, so it's about time people treat it as such. 5. My dude, I ain't trying to twist or distort your argument. Your argument is twisted to begin with. ANYBODY musically inclined would see the limitations of underground artists and their formulaic ways. Honestly, there are a lot of elitists who would go with the contrarian mindset rather than actually critically analyze music for what it is, and not pay attention to the "mainstream" or "underground" titles. Essentially, there's enough bullshit in the indie scene as well. People on the web actually think Budden - who uses some of the same conceptual premises as Drake - is the greatest rapper ever. Fucking smh.

    • LOUD( . )( . )!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      While both you cats twist eachothers arguments up take the bullshit for what it is, soon to be radio driven hype becoming popular because its the new drake and nikki. Has nothing to do with lyricism, creativity, or originality. You need some REAL muscle to get some out-of-the-box so-called "real hip hop" through the airwaves not to mention NOBODY WANTS TO LISTEN TO UNDERGROUND HIPHOP ON THE RADIO THE HIPHOP YOU ONCE KNEW TO BE MAINSTREAM HAS DISSIPATED AND WILL NEVER RETURN ITS JUST THE FACT OF THE MATTER.

    • Anonymous

      1)Yes I believe I can construct a top 40 2)Of course there are "underground" rappers who rap about the same things as mainstream artists and yea they preset it in a different way. Thank you...thats the point. I never said lyrics were THE most important characteristic of a skilled artist, but you must be delusional if you think Drake or these young money cats have the capacity to be in the same room as the best. 3)The sonic element of hip hop ...lol..dude thats the forefront of my argument. Mainstream Hiphop has little...very little sonic diversity...proof-turn on the radio. 4)No you're are wrong. Hiphop is poetry blended with instrumentation...and has been since day one. 5) What sounds better to the ear is imperative. Agreed. Back to the main point before you verbosely twisted my argument. I'm gonna go out on limb here and say those who are musically inclined see past the bullshit that most mainstream rappers feed he public. Not to say its ALL bad. Just saying that there's alot of dickriders who would rather accept the corporate(labels,radio play,marketing) opinion good hiphop rather than have the balls to dissect it for what it really is.

    • Anonymous

      ... and also, I was referring to a diversity of sound within the genre, as in variance in terms of subject matter across the spectrum of hip-hop, from the underground to the mainstream ...

    • Anonymous

      lool; buddy, if you think that you could write and construct a top 40 hit right now, then by all means go for it ... and if you're approaching this matter from that vantage point, then hell, if you can't write like vinnie paz or budden or crooked i, then you probably struggled with grade 12 english ... of course i'm being facetious, but that's the fallacious argument you're presenting my dude, and underground rappers also talk about the same shit, it's just presented in a different manner -- politics, attacking an imaginary person with violent words, talking about the drug trade ... it's banal too, and you can denigrate the legions of "underground heads" who rap about the same material as well ... lyrics are only one part of the equation; this is not poetry, it's music, you have to pay attention to the sonic element of hip-hop ... what sounds better to the ear is an imperative as well, and that's why so many rappers are inherently flawed from a musical standpoint

    • Anonymous

      anonymous #3- There is no diversity in mainstream music. You went ahead and listed the difference with radio-standard hiphop only to prove my point. So what the fuck is so creative about a club song that requires elevated skill? You rap about the same thing all the time...not hard and always gonna use the same lyrics..if your saying you're not capable of writing this song i would call u retarded. And: " what separates mainstream artists/underground artists from the average joe making a club song or a socio-political/horrorcore riddled with multisyllabic schemes is their delivery, their cadence, their mastery of flow" no thats what separates ARTISTS in general...and you forgot to mention lyrics probably the most important one

    • Anonymous

      who determines "skill?" you? who wrote these mythical guidelines, and why are they not malleable? and it's really not hard for most to write like those underground heads after they've immersed themselves in hip-hop for a few years ... what separates mainstream artists/underground artists from the average joe making a club song or a socio-political/horrorcore riddled with multisyllabic schemes is their delivery, their cadence, their mastery of flow ... one form's not easier than the other, they both require certain skills sonically, hip-hop should be about a diversity of sound ...

    • Anonymous

      stupid post....do you like hip hop because of the quality of the music or because you can grab on to these fools nut sacks while u watch them make money on shit that sounds the same and require less skill...aint no emotion in this shit and lyricism is basic...people like u and it seems the majority of "hiphop" fans are ruining a good thing..People are KILLING IT right now Black Hippy, The whole StatiK Selectah posse, Jay Electronica coming soon, Slaughterhouse is coming soon, Lupe is coming soon.

  • Anonymous

    2 artists that constantly make hits

  • truthis

    this is some pop shit

  • Chiz

    Song was awesome... until the "im so, im so" part... then Nicki starts and its only down hill from there. Coulda been a top notch tune.

  • Anonymous

    DRAKE IS TAKIGN OVER THE GAME, NO DENYING IT.HES ON TOP

  • Anonymous

    WOW.. I thought Mr. Nice Watch was shit.. but this is just... LOL... BTW I'm a fan of Cole and Drake.. so don't jump on my back YMCMB groupies..

  • Zulu King

    www.SoundCloud.com/iamKingZulu

  • King Zulu

    Drakes verse is the only thing legit on this. nothing else; maybe the instrumental.

  • Anonymous

    average......not super tight but Average...drake is getting too predicable...switch up or fade out...The game is changing back to lyracism ruling things instead of the pop hop bullshit on the radio. I miss the old Drake,but cant live in the past. But it seems like Drake can.

    • ^^^^^^^

      to add to the guy above me it aint really that there bringing it back they all been lyrically for awhile now they just getting attention I think it was a smart move by marshall to do hell the sequel cuz anything with em reaches the masses and that just got slaughter house more fans and that cypher helped out definitely but to say that its been missing it hasn't a lot of rappers to this day stayed lyrical just the attention aint there no more like fabolous, llyod banks, Method Man, Juelz Santanna, Lupe, Hopsin, Jay Z when he wants he know he can be lyrical, but he's 40 plus and does not need to prove himself lyrically so he dumbs down his lyrics to push units because the lyrical route don't sell to well look at nas or Big Boi from outkast when he dropped his album that shit i don't even think hit 100 thousand but its nice to hear the lyrics getting attention but i really think rap is in a downfall

    • Phil Mickelson

      ^^^ nahh you bout to get schooled...Kanye and Jay-Z aren't the ones making lyricism cool again...the Shady 2.0 camp is the ones doing that. Kanye is just lame punchlines now, he was more lyrical on his older albums...the majority of Jay-Z's music is about swag and money now too. i like all the rappers named, but to say they're responsible for bringing lyricism back is completely wrong. Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, Eminem...dudes like that are the ones bringing the lyricism back. i will give it to Drake tho cause he can be lyrical, and he's always honest in his music regardless of how people say he's emo, he's being real and truthful

    • true

      this song isnt lyrical is what youre saying? lol, what more do u want? plus, who do you think made it cool to be lyrical again? Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, the dudes that sell records and get on the radio and reach the masses...ya, you just been schooled, lol.

  • Anonymous

    not a hater/stan. total flow bite here by drake. oopps

  • james

    Dope song!!! fucking haters!

  • Anonymous

    drake and meek mill>jcole

    • ^^^^^^^

      depends what u going for if u want a club song definitely drake if u want a song about killing and selling drugs definitely Meek Mill if you want a song about real life and the troubles and struggles people go through on the daily definitely J Cole so the whole Drake> J Cole needs a lot more explaining as to what your comparing them for cuz a radio friendly song Drake won that but a song that got feeling and heart in it J Cole without a doubt got more on drake go listen to J Cole- show me something

  • Anonymous

    Okay seriously, you could put those verses on Mr. Nice Watch without altering them, and it would fit.

  • LOL

    yo cosan that comment bout this vs mr nice watch his flow straight jocked the JCOLE jay z flow

    • Damn Dawg

      AT DADUDE---- did u really say drake had sex with rhianna and J Cole is still dreaming about it hahahaha I bet if drake told u to suck his dick u let him go balls deep haha

    • ^^^^^^

      what point did u make? he got more money than Cole haha 1.I never said that cole had more money 2. I cud give a fuck about how much money either one has 3. nigga did u get butt hurt u fucking groupie i hope u are females 4. Straight the fuck up Drake Jocked the style and its clearly noticeable name one track on the comeback season that had that flow cuz i have that mix tape 5. Drake did the same shit with big sean when he started doing that lost in the money cm find me - Nemo and drake even admits that he copied it 6. all I was stating is that I cosigned what the guy had said about its the same flow so at dadude i hope u a female and 7.wtf does the touring got to do with shit drake road the LIL wayne bandwagon and came in at the perfect time when wayne was hot if u niggas u knew he came in the game as Aubrey from degrassi and had no cosign with wayne y'all would have talk shit on him on a daily so don't get it twisted niggas he said it himself he's the will smith of this rap shit nigga was an actor and still is acting J Cole on the other hand what help did he get really think about it Jay Z didn't put him at the front point this nigga sold 200 thousand without having a single on the radio without having a major world wide tour and very little media exposure so what does that tell you REAL RECOGNIZE REAL only females buy drake albums cuz that who he raps for and that aint a bad thing but for u as a man to catch feelings makes me think u wear the lil wayne leggings

    • dadude

      you cant be serious Drake had this flow way back on comeback season. So if anything j cole got it from drake. Drake had jay verse first Drake had sex with rihanna cole still dreamin about that Drake sold more albums in his debute drake had a major tour first you get the point?

    • true

      you losers are so obsessed with "flow", no one owns anything, this is hip hop, NOTHING is original, you gotta go back to the 80s to find that shit...

  • anonymous

    nothing to do with hip-hop.. /ignore drake

  • robert Schiff

    wow, a woman that admits the truth about drake..there is a god

  • Anonymous

    this vs mr nice watch....

  • chrisxpaul

    I hope he has better tracks on the album but this isn't bad.

  • Anonymous

    drake is ymcmb!!!!!

  • hot

    im not a ymcmb fan at all, drake makes killer hooks, and nikki minaj has incredible flow.

  • b

    Beside the sheriff badge remark...her verse wasn't that bad...

  • Anonymous

    drake never drops a wack track,never

    • Anonymous

      drake is the biggest in the game

    • ^^^^^^^

      haha nigga never say never this track a all the way whack but it ant all that great think he should stick to RnB cuz thats the only good part of this song wen he sings and nikki sings this song does not compare to UP ALL NIGHT they could have came way better than this specially for a sophomore album come on u gotta keep the fire burning hope this is a throw away track and not make the album

  • Anonymous

    pray for ricky rozay mmg

  • J.T.

    I like Drakes part. I kinda with Nicki wasnt on this song.

  • Anonymous

    meh drake did his thing, i liked Up All Night better. I'm sorry though Nicki is just way too corny for me. Punchlines are on some elementary level.

  • RR

    Say what you want about her lyrically, but Nikki's flow is fucking amazing...

  • r.c.

    stop that bullshit bout him taking j.cole's flow from cant get enough. it sounds similar at parts but it's different. i'm a cole fan too but even he borrows flows...he has pac's flow.

  • Anonymous

    Too many Hip Hop purists who dismiss atists because they have success. Not everybody needs to be the best rapper ever, this is just good music.

  • Aaron Martinez

    damn this song is crazy bad

  • Emmanuel Pressley

    super wack

  • Bo P

    Decent track..... Drake needs to step it up though. He's losing out to other new emcees. Kendrick Lamar shits on this.... compare - http://starrpowered.com/2011/10/12/kendrick-lamars-hol-up-in-case-you-were-sleeping/

  • Chris

    Take care 11/15 leggo

  • Anonymous

    "I'm a star - sheriff badge" - Nicki Minaj hahahahaha. wtf.

  • jlhljkl

    couda been way better. beat wack

  • yourmomsballs

    Nicki messed it up for me

  • Ali Lafayette Rhea

    No question the kid is nice and no doubt he gets busy- I'm not talking about him but Ali Lafayette Rhea. One Love

  • Anonymous

    da only thing i dont like drake should have spit 2 verses drake a fool man gotta give it up 2 him

  • Anonymous

    drake is going to demolish jcole, a milli in a week #takecare

    • Anonymous

      takecare nuffsaid, best album of 2011

    • Anonymous

      thank uu ever since drake left tht so far gone real shit h stick his dumbass in mainstream to the fullest COLEWORLD

    • mindrelated

      I doubt he will sell that much and even if he out sells J Cole does not make him a better artist than J Cole. Substance and lyrically J Cole is head and shoulders above Drake. Oh and how do you even mention J Cole without stating how Drake just used the same cadence and flow from Can't Get Enough

  • Jack James

    this shit is fuckin lameeeeee #coleworld #wtt

  • Anonymous

    YALL NIGGAS WILL GIVE MR.NICE WATCH 5 STARS BUT GIVE THIS 3 STARS. WHEN THIS SONG HAS BETTER STRUCTURE AND EVEN MORE MEANING.

  • Anonymous

    DRAKE ON TOP, STOP HATING 5 STARS

  • Ryan Ruttan

    7488 plays in what less then 24 hrs we all wanna check out Drake and Nicki. So mnay haters who secretly love the tune

  • PLK

    "im a square.... cardboard box" is going to be one of nikkis hard-hitting punchlines in the near future lol. Call me a hater all you want, but nikkis presence on this song destroys what would otherwise be decent jam, her voice makes me want to rip my fuckin eardrums out

  • Anonymous

    GOOD MUSIC...HATE IT OR LOVE FOOL'S DONT SPEND TOO MUCH TIME HATING PUT SOME WORK IN AND STOP KNOCING A NI**GA'S HUSTLE.. REAL TALK BI***********

  • Anonymous

    nicki kills it too tho.....with her fine ass

  • Anonymous

    Drizzy......enough said

  • Max

    Drake needs to do himself a favor and not make songs with anyone on YMCMB.

    • harry dunne

      good call, collabos with the same ppl get boring/annoying/old after a while. This song wouldve been better if they left nikkis wack ass off it in the first place If i never hear another wayne/ross/drake/minaj collab id be perfectly happy. Oversaturated with them.

    • I stay high....not really, but you know

      Co-sign, agreed, good call, yeauuuuuup (dave's voice)

  • Anonymous

    Its okay its not awful 4 stars

  • Angel Xavier De Peña

    "I'm a star... Sheriff Badge"

  • Angel Xavier De Peña

    Loved everything from Take Care until this. Nicki ruined his album.

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    I like this track. Many people are trying to keep Drake in a box but this dude is making his own music. Music is a form of art and shouldn't be limited. 4 stars by the way.

  • Sikander Kahlon

    Drake Biting J.Cole's Flow.... 5star Btw

  • matt

    how is this whack? punchlines on point, actually rapping about a point, chorus is good everything is just amazing, funny when you on top the hate comes with it

  • Anonymous

    Love Drake. Hate Young Money. He makes these great songs and lets people like Nicki Minaj ruin them. "I’m a star, Sheriff badge."

    • Chris

      If drake was with any other label his music would be even doper. Since he's with wayne its all auto tune bullshit singing. Drake does his thing on this one though

  • Anonymous

    drake aint no boss nigga was a actor be4 all dis rap shit came to em...and this singing shit...aint no boss singing bra

  • Anonymous

    Drake is a boss, he has way more swag than all those untalented lames.

  • FLX

    GTFO with that stawberry popsicle CSD ass shit

  • Anonymous

    that drake dude is such a fucking faggot dawg

  • Anonymous

    look at that picture man, look at it and tell me drake aitn takin it up the ass

  • Anonymous

    im a star, sherrif badge. HAHAHAHAHAHAH thats the wackest fuckin line ive ever heard in my life dawg, HAHAH

  • Killalex

    Drake being a pussy jew as usual and nikki spitting that garbage kindergarten flow again..what's wrong with these YM cats son, 'im not a star, sherrif badge' get the fuck outta here

  • 254

    I mean no where near as good as club paradise or headlines....hopefully its just a bonus track but still drizzy so yall know yall gonna hate either way. 5 to balance out the hate

  • Anonymous

    FINALLY some real lyrical Hip Hop.

    • Anonymous

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL Are you being serious? Drake isn't even that lyrical.. but of all his songs.. you say this is lyrical..? LMFAO

  • Mark Kluft

    This wack! *Going to listen to the new Slaughterhouse*

    • Neffite Davis

      go and listen to the slaughter house!!!!! LOL, you didnt have to come here on this page and say that!!! Damn Haters!!!! LOL

  • Yaboyc

    Nobody can listen to this and not say that the chorus is not fire and that Nikki didnt do her thing...buuuuttt its more of a raw ass nikki track then it is something that needs to be on Take Care...hopefully this is a bonus track

    • Anonymous