These are the songs I got to download from the leak:
Over My Dead Body:
The instrumental is very typical of Drake, and the backup singer is as well, but her tune isn't and it adds a delicateness to Drake's rap voice, which is more towards his newer voice- the sound from his throat, not chest. Lyrics aren't killed, definitely one of the slower songs of the dropped tracks, more talk about the business and making it in the industry. Nothing too special here.
Shot For Me:
Slow song again, classic singing from him, ironically sweet talking us because he's telling us to "take a shot for me" in which we commemorate his success. His rap parts are more of the old Drake voice, the voice more from the chest. These are lyrics you want to listen to because, as he usually does, he tells a story of success we can learn from/relate to/whatever. Love this song for solo jam sessions where you just need to chill down, thanks to the sick instrumental. "May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, angels protect you, and heaven accept you"
Crew Love (feat. The Weeknd):
Lemme just say I love the severely artificial voice of The Weeknd, but to listen to him curse is utterly hilarious and really does draw away from his lyrics. The instrumental has really weird repeated parts (first heard in the beginning...cymbals maybe?). The Weeknd has had better lyrics...but I understand all he really got to say is that "they lovin' the Crew". Guess what? Drake mentions weed -__- Definitely high while drafting this. Lyrics about the boys, "the Crew", his brothers, that OVO & that XO is all that matters, right? Just another song subliminally about their swag...cockiness if you ask me. Do not like this one- the instrumental sucks.
Take Care (feat. Rihanna):
SIIICK. Rihanna killed it. She's amazing...can't wait for the music video for this, she's gonna look so hot. Her voice is like so relaxed, it's sensual. Rihanna talks about how much she'll still love even though she's had trouble with love before...makes sense, right? The melody that Drake raps to not only compliments the instrumental but allows for a fluidity that makes it easy for us to understand his love for the game, and his girl. They're gonna Take Care of us, don't worry, even though we treat them wrong and don't say we love them to our friends. I have this shit on replay...it's my favorite on the album, and it shares the album name. There is this weird solo part that I can live without but it leads right into Rihanna again- UGH love her. Already played this 6 times...whhhaaat's good! lol
Marvin's Room, Buried Alive:
I'm guessing this is a mosh of Marvin's Room and another track called Buried Alive because the original Marvin's Room is different. I love this track, however 8 minutes is really pushing it. The intro is a phone call...skip it. We all love Marvin's Room, it reminds us of our failures but it doesn't matter because we'll sober up anyways and get over it, but we'll still be thankful for those memories. Yo, but that other part, Buried Alive? That shit is mad weird. Doesn't even sound like Drake, like wtf? The lyrics are maaad tight doe, listen to it, don't skip...this kid name drops like there's no tomorrow. Throwback to Aaliyah, RIP.
YO, Shout out to all those underground rappers making it and stayin' real, 'cause this song is for you. Sick instrumental, got that nice Drake swag voice, y'know which one I'm talking about- the one that made him. I feel like he's been on this melody before even tho the background is different. Here's another cocky song about his crew, reaching fame, and ignoring the bitches in his life to get where he is. "Take my crown to the grave". And guess what? He "do it for the city because you know the city love a nigga". More talk about niggas and strippers, not really the deep lyrics we tend to see spread out throughout the album, but dude, this would make an awesome pump up song.
We'll Be Fine:
Another throwback to Aaliyah, and Nicki Minaj ;* . Shit, this song is real. He mixes rap and singing perfectly for the chorus. This is the song letting us know that he's staying 100% OG and not changing, he'll be fine. Definitely not the song praising the women that has been in his life, but dude, he's admitting so much shit. Girls who knew Drake, if this is about you, I'd feel like a fuck up right about now. "Toronto, stand up...toast to this gangsta shit...OVO, YMCMB"...need I say more?
Make Me Proud (feat. Nicki Minaj):
Aiight I know we've all heard this one right now when YMCMB & Drake dropped this on YouTube. Finally, we get a song where Drake is somewhat satisfied with the girl he's talking about. He's proud of her, and that's all he can say. I don't like how he sings in this, and Nicki Minaj's rap is a bit better than his, actually. Gotta say the women on this album are killing it, and her singing is the climax of this song, tying everything together. Listening to this song in parts makes for a sloppy mess, but it really does come together in the end. Drake, Ms. Minaj, all I can say is I'm so proud of you. Instrumental is nice, goes with it, nothing special tho. I really love this track.
Lord Knows (feat. Rick Ross):
Can't have the big guy without his grunts accompanying the intro leading up to Drake. Rick Ross doesn't even hesitate to drop Maybach, but why would he? He's the boss. The instrumental is a great flashback to the past decades; 90s, 80s. Shout out to those Underground Kings again. Yo, talking more about drugs, sending us messages, letting us know he'll always be a YMCMB with his brotha Weezy. This nigga think he's a descendant of either Hendrix or Marley...ya kidding me? Maad cockiness once again...but c'mon Rick Ross is in this, how can it not be? M-M-M-MAYBACH MUSIC. & Once again, the "Red Bottom Boss"'s rap makes no sense, but he gotta fornicate with something so there it is, wrapping up the song. Eh, don't really like this but don't mind it either.
Camera, Good Ones Go:
Listen, I think this is another mix of two tapes that were dropped...but I could be wrong. Whatever it is, I'm obsessed with this one as well. Beginning is slow, and quite creepy. But the slow, drugged out, rap only lets us know his relationship with that other girl is only for the camera (okay, so don't h8 on Nicki) and that he's here for us (as in me). Again, gotta know how the Underground Kings get down. This is a rap you can get so into you think you become one with the beat because the background is very hypnotic like that. Mad hooks, gotta love this one. I guess it's because it's freaking 7 minutes long you gotta stay with it somehow. Alright...now we get to the second part, which I'm assuming is "Good Ones Go". Shit Drake, kill the mood why don'tcha? He's like fading outta the high, getting mad depressed and shit, screwing over his girl again. He's' only taking care of himself right now. I want to think that this is him saying he always loses the good girls he gets...hold on to 'em.
Doing It Wrong (feat. Stevie Wonder):
Slow slow slow sad beginning with depressing lyrics about a girl that needs to open up, just not to Drizzy. HE DOESN'T LOVE YOU, he needs something different, get outta here...but he doesn't know how to tell you so he's gonna make an ambiguous song about it. I really like this slow singing part because he leads into how we're a generation of non-lovers. And that hits me hard in a place I don't let open ever, because as we know, I'm not an open lover like he says. #realtalk. I got lost in Wonder's harmonica, not gonna lie.
The Real Her (feat. Lil Wayne & Andre 3000):
Another song we've heard already because it was dropped on YouTube for a bit (I feel like it was taken down...?), so I'm not gonna go too much into it. Singing sucks in this one, not gonna lie...too generic Drake. This is one song I wanna press the skip button on because it really doesn't hit me, and I can't analyze it too well. Weezy saves some of it, but the instrumental takes away from his lyrics sososososo much (he name drops Stevie Wonder hahahaha). Andre 3000 is a really really unique touch to this, him rapping is fucking amazing, and really pulls this together. Ending with him was ingenious- please really listen to what he's saying.
Look What You've Done:
The intro rap by Drake is deep shit, he goes way to fast though...slow it down for more sustenance. I thought this song was gonna suck, but it's really good. This is all about the lyrics, you gotta really listen, the background literally just fades into the background- it's meaningless. Drake is really all about the throwbacks in this one, going back to '06? Damn. This one is more of a story than something to interpret, so can't say nothing but that it's a damn good story we actually haven't heard before.
HYFR (Hell Yeah Fuckin' Right) [feat. Lil Wayne):
Drizzy wasn't kidding when he said he's gonna stick with Weezy forever...2 for 2 baby! I thought this was gonna be terrible because the name is...fucking stupid...but if terrible is this, I don't wanna be anything else! The fast paced rap actually fits this, Weezy as the chorus is a bit strange but it warms up so much that you can't help but embrace the fact that he kills it. I like that you can tell it's Weezy but it's not outrageously him, y'know? This is one of those borderline "I'm the shit" songs by Drake, those ones you can't help but to say "shit, my life is gonna be like that". This is an odd one, really sticks out among the others, and I got to say, it's either a hit or miss.
He can tell you were practicing for him, and now you've got it. Yeah you thought it was gonna be more respectful? Bitch you stupid? This is the Drizzy Drake, you gotta respect his ass, and good thing you got that practice because he's a big time nigga. Great song to wrap up anything on. Not slow, not rave material. Tryna leave with a bang? This is your shit. Let them know they got to practice for ya. Instrumental is not original at all...def heard it before or something really really close to it, but it was used tastefully. I like his singing voice in this one, more than the rap parts. Yeah.
That about sums up all I got right now...again don't only judge it from my descriptions because I tell you to listen to the lyrics anyways. It's about how you interpret them and how your ears react to the tune. This is a guideline, y'know?