"Scorpion" is the fifth studio album by Canadian rapper Drake. It was released on June 29, 2018 by OVO Sound, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.
The album features guest appearances from Jay-Z and Ty Dolla Sign, as well as posthumous vocals from Michael Jackson and Static Major, and additional vocals by a variety of artists, including Future, Nicki Minaj, Nai Palm, PartyNextDoor and James Fauntleroy.
Scorpion, as an entire 25-track body of work, is who Drake has always been. A man-child who is grappling with his love of women, facing adversaries, and admiring all he has accomplished. The A-SIDE isn’t just the rap side, but Drake the rapper. That’s the mask he wears when he wants to express his aggression, to relish in accomplishments, and reflect on the life he lives. The B-SIDE, Drake the singer, is the mask he wears when he's in the company of women. The contemplative celebratory who is too famous for common courtship, but he still hasn’t realized how to adjust. It’s immature but honest. Especially, coming clean about his child. Pusha took the wind from beneath his sail, but Drake didn’t try to hide the results. He’s a father now, and that will make for an interesting transformation.
Scorpion is the album Drake has been flirting with but hasn't crafted since Take Care. It’s a project about balance, the duality of Drake and Aubrey. The rapper and singer, the man and celebrity, the winner and the loser. It has some mild hiccups, a bit of fat, but overall both sides have their shining moments. There’s more heart here than on Views and this isn't the expansive playlist that is More Life. It’s the most honest look at Drake the artist since Nothing Was The Same, the one who is becoming better at piecing together the best sides of himself.
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