No matter how you look at it, Drake has changed the game. His type of hip-hop spans a spectrum, from hard-hitting and gritty lyrics to romantic manifestations of his desires, without losing the integrity of what makes his flow so intriguing.
Drake seems to tap into his emotions, which is a refreshing quality for a lyricist because it allows us to truly connect to his lyrics, but hip-hop critics (read: purists) call him “soft” and complain about Drake for reliving heartbreak and relationship’s disappointments. His love interests are always big interest for gossip bloggers (we’re no different; well, maybe a little).
Instead of nitpicking who Drake’s dating – and since his lyrics are so telling of what he does in relationships – we decided to take some of his lyrics and decipher exactly what Drake has done wrong in his relationships–and what he could do better.
1. “Thrill Is Gone” from Room For Improvement
I Guess In My Southern Eyes That She Decent Maybe
Well Second Thought If We Have It Then She Can Keep The Baby
Cuz She Ain’t Give Me The Butterflies That Alicia Gave Me
It’s Like I’m Using Some Bread To Sop Up Some Decent Gravy
Now I’m Out Of Both And I’ve Been Thinking Of Alicia Lately
I’m All Alone, I Got A Feeling It’s On
Cuz Nowadays Most Of The Thrill Of Chillin’ Is Gone
Ever notice how men seem to move on from a failed relationship a lot quicker than women? Most times women need to heal emotionally before starting something new and men need a distraction from their feelings. Drake used the “decent” chick to get over Alicia.
Lesson to learn: Take some time to get over your ex before moving on to the next. No one ends up with the rebound.
2. “Video Girl” from Room For Improvement
And She Simply A New Model
Stay Spendin’ Dollars
But She Got Less Sense Than A Empty Perfume Bottle
At Times She A Solid Chick
And I’m A Sucka For The Cuties
So She Always Lookin’ Good When My Wallets Thick
If rappers, actors and the like didn’t fall for the Superhead type, there’d be no Superhead to reference. So, of course it happens. Drake even found himself with his own video girl/reality star–Cat Washington.
Lesson to Learn: It shouldn’t ever be only about the physical. Of course we have to be attracted to our mate, but there should be something between you beyond the surface.
3. “Closer” from Comeback Season
Ex girl strippin’
I can’t stop her
New girl trippin’ but I can’t drop her
‘Cause I need somethin’ to balance out the fact
That it’s hard to find a woman when you talented and black
It seems like Drake just chooses the wrong girls, no? When you chase the extremely attractive types, you miss out on substance. (No offense to all you uber attractive folks).
Lesson to learn: Don’t assume just because you are on a higher level than most that you can’t find quality, but also realize that because of who you are and what you have, part of them will be attracted to you because of that.
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