By Rob Markman
Heartbreak Drake had himself a busy weekend. As the OVO star is gearing up to release his sophomore LP Take Care, Drizzy took to his blog site and dropped three songs beginning with the Noah “40” Shebib-produced “Club Paradise” on Saturday evening.
“Dropping this for our boy Avery…this was his favorite shit during the recording process. 2 more songs coming tonight as well. ovoxo,” he wrote on his blog when he posted “Club Paradise.”
On the slow and somber track the emotional-driven MC raps and sings about the ex-girlfriends from his hometown who have moved on without him. “They said, ‘All your girls got somebody new, I said, ‘Damn, really?/ Even Rosemary? Even Leanne Sealy?,” Drake spits in a conversational tone.
On the surface, the track is another in a long line of Drake’s relationship records, but really what the rapper struggles most with is trying to return to his former life, despite the fact that he has moved on and accomplished so much.
A few hours later, as Saturday night crept into Sunday morning Drake released another. “Free Spirit,” which was also produced by 40 and features Rick Ross, comes off as a semi-solution to the dilemma he faces in “Club Paradise.” “Tat my name on you so I know it’s real/ Tat my f---in’ name on you so I know it’s real,” he rhymes on the song’s hook.
Lastly Drake released a remix to Waka Flocka Flame’s “Round of Applause,” with a new strip-club inspired verse. “First Lex Luger beat I ever got to rap on…feel like I got seat B60 on Southwest…everybody has gone in before me…but we made it happen,” he wrote on his OVO site.
No word if any of these tracks will appear on Take Care when it is released on October 24.