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Drake - "Over" (Young Money/Universal Motown)

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Drake - Over

Drake - Over

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The Bottom Line

A drum-anchored jam swings Drake's prepubescent-teen voice into all kinds of directions before bringing him back down to earth for his most atrocious chorus yet.

Pros

  • The music is a distracting mess

Cons

  • Inane chorus
  • Redundant rhymes
  • Preposterous metaphors

Description

  • "Over" is the lead single from Drake's Thank Me Later
  • Produced by Boi1nda
  • Follows a familiar pattern inspired by other Young Money singles

Guide Review - Drake - "Over" (Young Money/Universal Motown)

You hear that? That's the sound of a million people letting out a long sigh of disappointment. Assuming you're not tempted to dismiss Drake's upcoming debut on the strength of one song, "Over" will do little more than raise expectations for Thank Me Later.

And that's not because "Over" is so good that you can't wait to savor it within the ebb and flow of a great album. No. It's more like, "The only logical explanation for a single this terrible is that he's saving the gems for his album." That's not a guarantee. What we know for certain is that Drake's latest collaboration with Boi1nda sounds like it was tossed off in 20 minutes.

A drum-anchored jam swings Drake's prepubescent-teen voice into all kinds of directions before bringing him back down to earth for his most atrocious chorus yet. Once you've had a helping of his smug self-satisfaction jeer served on a side of Lil Wayne-esque vocal nuance, you'll sigh too.

User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
Over - A bold move by Drake, Member HazardMusic

The first time I heard Over, I have to say i was a bit disappointed - this song had become more hyped than man full Albums, and I knew the fate of the first song off Drake Thank me Later debut would impact his future and perhaps the future of rap. The verses didn't have any killer punch lines like we've seen in his past songs (""Drinks on me, like a coaster"") and the beat's transition to the hook just didn't sound right. However, as I hit the replay button, I have to say this song grew on me. When he sings ""I'm doin me, I'm livin' life, and this what imma do 'till it's over"" in the hook and the percussion gets more intense, it certainly sound like fire. There is also no denial that there are a few clever lines in the verse, notably the ones about ""goin' Thriller"" and Rosetta Stone. The biggest thing I can say about this as a single is that it was a bold move. This isn't your typical synth-laden thug love tune that comes on the radio. It's Drake continuing what he's been doing on his mixtapes, and I, for one, am glad he's keeping it real. This certainly qualifies for the pantheon of Drake's best material, and you'd be cheating yourself not to give it a few listens.

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