Drake is back with two new singles to celebrate the Raptors winning the championship however ironically these two tracks don’t sound very celebratory. Firstly we have ‘Omertà’ which has a very cluttered instrumental that embodies the mob boss aura @champagnepapi
is trying to portray, it’s mediocre. This track has one verse, no chorus and like most Drake rapping tracks the lyrics are a mixed bag... everything from quite smart to straight up aggravating. This is Drake in his big boss bag and I liked some one liners like “I'm buyin' the buildin' of every door that closed on me” but then there are some ridiculous bars like “Last year, niggas got hot 'cause they told on me”, To anyone living in a hole this was clearly aimed at @kingpush,
Drake there is nothing manly about throwing subliminal’s at a rapper who dissed you over a year ago who you then hid from. Then there’s the ridiculous bar “Everyone that's married is miserable”, some could also argue having empty one night stands and no long lasting intimate relationships would leave you miserable and lonely, I get that he may be scarred from his parents divorce but Drake come on, get a grip. Overall I find this track quite boring to listen to, any lyrical novelty wears off quite quickly and it sounds like a Scorpion throwaway, even though most of Scorpion sounded like a throwaway. This is basically ‘Diplomatic Immunity 2.0’, Rating: 4/10. Then there is the second single ‘Money In The Grave’ feat @richforever
which has a much more exciting bouncy beat and Drake comes with a lot more energy, he’s cocky and having more fun with it. @richforever
was the perfect feature for this single as his deep and stern delivery adds the grit this song needed to justify its existence. It’s way more catchy than ‘Omertà’, I can see this lasting a while and being played around the country. It’s not the most eventful Drake track and the chemistry between these two isn’t perfect, doesn’t feel like they recorded it together. I still enjoyed it even if I think Drake should stop trying so hard to act tough and take on the roll as the ‘nice guy’ as he said on 🦂. Rating: 7/10. Overall one catchy bouncy single and one forgettable monologue.