GIF album review: Drake’s ‘Scorpion’

Official Track Listing

A Side

For Side A of Scorpion, let’s enlist the help of the Spongebob Square Pants crew to provide some context on our feelings for each track.

Survival

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Seen this movie a hundred times, I know where it’s headed
Realize someone gotta die when no one’ll dead it
N—as gamblin’ with they life for some content
That’s the type of lottery that could get your top picked

Nonstop

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I’m a bar spitta, I’m a hard hitta
Yeah I’m light skinned, but I’m still a dark n—–
I’m a wig splitta, I’m a tall figure
I’m a unforgivin’ wild-a– dog n—-
Somethin’ wrong with ’em, got ’em all bitter

Elevate

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I wanna thank God for workin’ way harder than Satan
He’s playin’ favorites, it feels amazin’ 

Emotionless

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I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world
I was hiding the world from my kid
From empty souls who just wake up and look to debate
Until you starin’ at your seat you can never relate

 

God’s Plan

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I don’t wanna die for them to miss me
Yes, I see the things that they wishin’ on me
Hope I got some brothers that outlive me
They gon’ tell the story, s— was different with me

I’m Upset

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Got a lot of blood and it’s cold
They keep tryna get me for my soul
Thankful for the women that I know
Can’t go fifty-fifty with no h–

8 out of 10

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I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch a attitude
I got a whole ‘nother level that I can tap into
Max said they only blessed when they attached to you
The only deadbeats is whatever beats I been rappin’ to

Mob Ties

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Please don’t let them fool ya, I don’t care how they look
Heard all of the talkin’, now it’s quiet, now it’s shush
Twenty-nine is comin’, they on edge when I cook 
Lead the league in scorin’ man, but look at my assists 

Can’t Take A Joke

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I’m still in the studio at 6:45
And my haters either on they way to work or they arrived
And I gotta own the things I rap about just for my pride
You know when it comes to pride, I can’t put that s— aside

Sandra’s Rose

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Backstabbed so many times I started walking backwards
Like Charlemagne, I see the light and see the darkest patches
Bury me and I’ll be born again
I walk in godly form amongst the mortal man

 

Talk Up- Featuring Jay-Z

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I got your President tweeting
I won’t even meet with him
Y’all killed X and let Zimmerman live
Streets is done

 

Is There More

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Still I rise, Maya Angelou vibes
When life comin’ at you from all angles and sides
And they don’t wanna see that you smilin’ from inside
It really boils down to how you plan to survive

 

Now that’s we’ve taken in the first half of Drake’s first double-disc project, let’s jump over to side B.

DeWayne Rogers
DeWayne Rogers

I write. I create. I take photos. In my spare time, I'm also a part-time super-hero. Go figure.



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