Song of the Day: June 9, 2017

Hip hop heavyweights Drake, Big Sean, and 2Chainz rap about their self-reliance and hustle in the 2013 single “All Me.”

The topic of independence and confidence have been recurrent in the rap genre for a very long time. However, only those who know how to deliver the subject become masters at their lyrical crafts. In “All Me,” the three rappers solidify their abilities to do so with clever verses and intricate story-telling.

The song kicks off with Drake’s moody vocals about his immense amount of wealth and how complete he feels. With those lines, the listener gets a feel for what the rapper is really all about. For a second, what seemed like Drake’s career was going to be mounted upon love songs took a huge turn. Rather than standing out from those around him, he diverges back to the usual wealth topic, which was one of the major defects of the track. Regardless, fans loved the switch and didn’t seem at all bothered since the song bumped repeatedly across the nation’s radios.

There is nothing special about the song’s first verse by 2Chainz. He adds a highly-needed trap flavor to the track but the lyrics fail to impress. Some of them, however, had a humerous aspect which helped in lightning up the mood.

She said she love me, I said, “Baby girl, fall in line” […]
And my dick so hard it make the metal detector go off […]
If having a bad bitch was a crime, I’d be arrested (Truu)

The next verse by Drake displays the huge confidence he has in himself. Although it doesn’t establish to be the best one in the track, its lyrics were very nice and fitting to the subject matter. Also, the lines satisfied the listener since they are fun to listen to and sing out loud.

Big Sean’s verse, on the other hand, was unbelievable. It is absolutely exhilerating and the lyrics hype the listener up to the heavens. What makes it so great is the creativity behind the verses and the seamless flow.

I plead the fifth, drink a fifth, load the nine
Leave you split, in the half, smoke a half, need a zip

We have gotten four other award-winning albums since Nothing Was The Same was released and the Canadian rapper seems to not be slowing down at all. “All Me” was evidently just the start of a proficient career, and we’re expecting to hear a lot more from him as the year goes by.


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