By: Junior Coca
Rapper Aubrey Graham, known as Drake, released two new songs yesterday on April 5, 2016, “Pop Style” (feat.The Throne) and “One Dance” (feat. Wizkid & Kyla). Drake has surprisingly dropped both of these songs as singles, so they will probably not be on his upcoming album Views from the 6; which is expected to release this month.
“Pop Style” is a Jamaican slang term meaning “balling” or “showing off.” In this song Drake promotes his lifestyle of having lots of money and being in the popular culture. He name- checks Channing Tatum while at the same time flaunting his chains in the verse “Got so many chains they call me Chaining Tatum.”
Rappers Jay Z and Kanye West hop on this track collaborating with Drake under the title of, “The Throne.” Although Jay Z only has two lines, Kanye adds some flare to the song by bringing back the infamous “I’mma let you finish but….” line from his 2009 confrontation at the Video Music Awards with Taylor Swift.
The other single “One Dance” sums up what drake has released in the past couple of months. This song will make fans want to stand up and move with a Caribbean style beat. Undoubtedly, this song will be the “go to” for the dance floor but Drake is also proving that he can be versatile in the studio while still maintaining his old love-based lyrics.
With his first album of 2016 right around the corner, Drake looks to top the music industry, with the release of these two singles, he has put himself in a good position. “Pop Style” deserves four and a half out of five stars while “One Dance” deserves five out of five stars. Check these songs out on Apple Music.