It’s been a rough couple of months for Drake. Pusha T in “The Story of Adidon” revealed that Drake has a son who he’s been hiding from the world.
Honestly, this diss track wasn’t “Back to Back” level but it still stung Drake and his fans because it was so personal. Pusha T showed no mercy. Drake didn’t even officially snap back at Pusha T, for a respected superior of his told him to let it go basically.
Drake remained silent and Pusha T won the beef war. Despite this loss, Drake is still winning. This man is like the Golden State Warriors of the music game. He never directly lashed back at Pusha T for the savage “Story of Adidon” but he did indirectly.
Drake ignored Pusha T’s disrespect and just did what he does best: be a pop culture icon. The first big move was the “I’m Upset” Degrassi reunion video. Sure Drake probably had this video planned before the Pusha T incident but still, the timing re-hyped up his Scorpion album.
Everyone loves a surprise dosage of nostalgia. This video will be remembered as one of the best of Drake’s career. I bet it. Then again, Drake does have some great music videos. Each Drake music video this year has been 5 out of 4 stars.
And then the anticipated album came out. I don’t think anyone was expecting him to reveal that, yes indeed, he does have a son. Drake confessed and in couple songs on the album including “Emotionless” and “March 14” he really lets out his honest feelings, particularly his shame for the situation.
Scorpion also has broken records like it’s a hobby. The album has broken records on Spotify and Apple Music. Scorpion was also streamed over one billion times in its first week (boom, that ’s a record).
Each of the 25 songs on the album also debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 and seven of the songs are in the top ten. 7 songs in the top ten give Drake the record for most songs in the top ten at the same time. He takes a record that the Beatles has held since 1964, having five songs simultaneously in the top ten.
Drake can’t be stopped. He even has a song on Scorpion called “Nonstop.” He knows he’s a star and knows how to use stardom. I bet most people aren’t even thinking about “The Story of Adidon” anymore. They’re too busy relistening to the Scorpion album.
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