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Nothing Was The Same – Drake Album Review

Posted in Alkahol, Hip Hop, Music, Music Reviews, Women on September 23, 2013 by Saliva Vic

Mafucka never loved us – Drake

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I have never liked the girl Drake. I kinda fux with So Far Gone but I have always found Drake to be a disappointment like J Cole. Dope on mixtapes but wack on albums. Well, Drake is on his third album & I must say I am shocked! Why? Let’s go in.

Tears

TUSCAN LEATHER

This is the intro. I  love the sample. 40 did his thang. I like his cockiness on this record! This is what J Cole lacks. Hahahaa! “Degenerates but even Ellen loves our shit!”. The beat switches up. Not like Kendrick, the switch is subtle. Oh oh! Dude just said he doesn’t talk to Nicki Minaj & that he’s shopping for a new deal! Whoa! The beat switches up again! 40 is on some crazy shit. This intro is long. Sounds like an outro but it’s dope!

FURTHEST THING 

I already love this from the first four bars! The hook is even iller! “Furthest thing from perfect like everyone I know”. He’s singing on this & it reminds me of one of the reasons I like Drake. When he sings, he fucking sings! Oh oh! The beat switches up to some vintage Just Blaze shit & the kid raps! I wish he would have rapped longer on this beat! DOPE!

STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM

Of course one of my favorite jams of 2013. I love that he kept it real on this. Drake didn’t come from the streets but he’s been working since he was a kid, shooting Degrassi & then as a rapper. While Big Sean stays humble about the come up, Drake stays cocky. This is why Drake will be a king, humility is cool for the fans but in rap the bad guy always wins. DOPE!

WU-TANG FOREVER 

This has to be one of 40’s best beats ever! I like the “It’s Yours” sample. Drake is talmbout a dendai who let him own the vagina! In the second verse his tone changes. Reminds me of this girl I knew called Jackee. He throws a subaru at Breezy, “I just like the rush when you see your enemy somewhere in the club & you realize that he’s not in a position to reciprocate yo energy”. LMAO!

OWN IT 

It picks up from Wu-Tang Forever. He’s singing. Whoa! I love this! The lyrics bana! “Next time we fuck, I don’t wanna fuck I wanna make love/ Next time we talk I don’t wanna just talk I wanna trust/ Next time I stand tall I wanna stand tall for you/ Next time I spend I want it all to be for you!” This makes me think of Renee. I like this album. Music is supposed to make you feel & I’m catching feelings maaaad you guy! Dude spits at the end about niggaz talking more than bitches. Must be talking about Lil Wayne.

WORST BEHAVIOUR 

Oh oh! This song was written for me. Drake is bitching about how I never loved his shit but now he’s on top! “They used to never wanna hear us! Remember? Mafucka!” This is such a turn up record yo! He just stays repeating, “Mafucka never loved us”. I love it. He makes another Wu-Tang Clan reference “Bitch you better have my money like ODB!” Oh oh! He’s quoting Ma$e’s verse from Mo Money Mo Problems! 

FROM TIME FT JHENE AIKO 

This is the obligatory jam for the bitches that every rap album must have! Jhene is killing it! This reminds me of Wanjeri & Nana. The selfish decisions you regret later. The kid raps on this one. I think as much as I relate to this jam, it’s a very forgettable record. Is that his dad vibing at the end? I love how personal this song is, I have never heard Drizzy talk about his pops before this.

COME ON WE’RE GOING HOME FT MAJID JORDAN 

The song that Rihanna made famous through her tweets. I love this jam & it sounds better on the album. Drizzy is always at his best when he sings. This is the way you chipo a dendai, by making her feel that she’s doing you a favour while kissing her ass & making her feel like a princess. DOPE!

CONNECT 

I love this from jump! The beat is so dope! I think 40 should get grammy for Producer of the year! This is sick! Drizzy is talmbout hooking up with a dendai he connects with. The line about letting her run over his feelings reminds me of Sheila. The line about “you can be whoever you want even yourself” reminds me of Yvonne. The kid raps at the end about his Degrassi days going to connect with a dendai. Reminds me of Angela! This album should be called “Mafeelings” coz I’m catching mad feelings listening.

THE LANGUAGE 

Drake kicks off saying “Yo! Yo!” like Schoolboy Q! Oh oh! Shots fired at Kendrick from jump, “I don’t know why they be lyin/ but yo shit is not that inspirin!” then he goes in on Breezy talmbout he should come get his girl coz she’s getting too attached. Funny thing is that Rihanna tweeted lines from this jam! Drake just shut down K Dot’s “Control” verse with the same flow he dropped on Migos’ Versace. Birdman is at the end. The only YMCMB appearance in this entire album. Teren Teren.

305 TO MY CITY

This sounds like Beyonce’s Bow Down. It’s dope! Drake raps to a stripper hustling to make her day pay from tips. This jam however crosses over to any dendai outchea getting paper. At some point I think he’s talking about Maliah or Rihanna. Oh well. This reminds me of my girls who’ve worked hard & are getting paper: Mo, Corine, Amina, Gracey, Adi & Fido. Wametoka mbali far! Quotable : “Yo mama used to live in church on Sundays/ you just go to Liv after church on Sunday.”

TOO MUCH FT SAMPAH

This dude Sampah is dope! He sounds like The Weeknd & Life Jennings had an illegitimate child bana! 40 loops the hook through the verse! Sick! Might be the best song on the album yo! Drake’s rapping about a girl telling him not to worry about being the best out! This song reminds me of Wangui. Love it though I can’t quote one bar.

POUND CAKE/ PARIS MORTON MUSIC FT JAY Z 

This has been produced by Boy 1da dolo! No 40 on this one? Yo! Drake is spitting yo!  The hook is a sample of Wu-Tang Clan’s C.R.E.A.M. Whoa! This is the third Wu-Tang reference on this album. Hov sounds good but spits rubbish. LMAO at the bit where he says everyone made millions from Dame to Cam but Beanie Siegel won’t tell you coz of feelings. The beat switches to this incredible bit where Drake just talks about what he feels & thinks, He’s giving props to Paris Morton for holding him down. This is the best & shortest song on the album!

The remaining three tracks are bonus joints that I don’t care about. This is an INCREDIBLE album yo! Drake has done what I hope one day J Cole will do, come out & declare yourself as the king & sound like it! Drake’s rap on this is IDGAF, honest & real. I like that he made such a personal album talking about his past & his folks coz it evokes emotions in me.

I rank this alongside my favorite albums this year, Earl Sweatshirt’s Doris, Mac Miller’s Watching Movies With The Sound Off, Tyler The Creator’s Wolf, London Grammar’s If You Wait, Rapsody’s She Got Game & Arctic Monkeys’ AM. Well done. Drake is no longer a girl. He is a strong, successful woman!

Pamoja!!!

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Forever Ruhila

Posted in Alkahol, Misadventures, Music, Women on September 23, 2013 by Saliva Vic

We all enjoy the madness coz we know we’re gonna fade away – Robbie Williams

Ruhila

I never met Ruhila Adatia Sood. I never met her in person but we were great friends on the social network. I remember the first time I met baby girl I was hosting Nonini’s 1Breakfast show & she tweeted me to tell me that she was listening & loved it. I then tuned in to East FM Breakfast to listen to her hosting Aleem’s show at the same damn time!

This was our song!!!!!!! CHENNAI EXPRESS!!!

That was when my friendship with Ruhila began. We both had an admiration for each other’s work. I would listen to her when I was strung out, hang over & she was filling in for the breakfast crew. I would also tune in during my own show, The Riot, just to get my fix of Ruhila’s bubbly personality.

Yesterday my friendship with Ruhila ended. As I was self medicating kama kawa my ex told me that Ruhila had been shot by those Al Shabaab cowards at Westgate. I refused to believe this as I cried all the way home, only for my brother to confirm it. My biggest weakness has always been procrastination. I put things off then regret not doing them later.

Ruhila, I wanted to surprise you with pastries at your work to celebrate your forthcoming bundle of joy. I kept putting it off to sleep, smoke up, drink or just lounge. Now you’re gone. Tonight I’ll be dreaming of you & I will tell you what I should have when you were here

Please give the people you love flowers while they can still smell them. Tell someone you love that you love them today.

Pamoja!!!