While Charlamagne Tha God may think Drake’s new album Honestly, Nevermind sounds like “elevator music,” Questlove thinks it’s going to make people want to dance. On Friday (June 17), as fans and peers continued to dissect the 14-track project, The Roots drummer and modern-day renaissance man shared his thoughts on the album — but from a DJ’s perspective.
“My relationship to new hip hop is mostly on a ‘how can this serve me & my dj gigs?’ & less about me listening as a fan,” he wrote. “That said this @Drake jawn is a gift. Only people not wit the program are people who don’t move their bodies. That ain’t sexy yo.”
My relationship to new hip hop is mostly on a “how can this serve me & my dj gigs?” & less about me listening as a fan. That said this @Drake jawn is a gift. Only people not wit the program are people who don’t move their bodies. That ain’t sexy yo 🤷🏾♂️
— Dr. Love (@questlove) June 17, 2022
Questlove’s comments were met with mixed reactions. Some people quickly read between the lines and pointed out Questlove was essentially saying he wasn’t a Drake fan but would play his music simply to get people on the dance floor.
When one person suggested the album was “perfect, digestible house music,” they were met with comments such as, “Are we listening to the same beats?”
Feedback on the project has been lukewarm at best, with many calling it Drake’s “worst” album yet. Despite how people feel about it, it’s doing record-breaking numbers. According to a press release, it became the biggest dance album in Apple Music history, breaking the record for first-day streams worldwide — in one hour.
Honestly, Nevermind is currently streaming on all digital platforms. Find it below.