808′s and Heartbreak could have been great. I’m not part of the school of thought that thinks the album is a grand failure that is a blemish on Kanye’s record. However, I believe that Yeezy could have hit the same emotional points with better lyricism and a more compelling presentation if he stuck to spitting.
Good thing Drake is around to show us just how great that kind of album could be by dropping three minutes of introspective, emotionally charged bars over the “Say You Will” beat.
“Why do I feel so alone?
Like everyone passing through the studio is in character
As if they acting out a movie role
Talking bullshit as if it were for you to know
And I ain’t got the heart to give these bitch niggas the cue to go”
Drake captures that lonely feeling of being an object instead of a human just as well with his bars as anyone could by singing. Kanye’s production has that all-important big music feel that only helps Drake lay out his mindstate more poignantly. This isn’t just a throw away freestyle over another guy’s beat. “Say What’s Real” is a true song that only makes me that much more ready for an actual album from the Canadian MC.
Previously Posted — Drake – The Best Of Drizzy