Drake - Lord Knows (feat. Rick Ross)
The man, the myth and the legend that is Drake is back. Big time. This guy has improved on both his downright sensual, over-sharing R&B and his tight, well-knit straight up rap verses and created quite possibly the most dense album I’ve heard this year. Even though R&B in my experience has been hit or miss (this album included) Drake makes one hell of a compelling argument in its favor. What’s even more impressive is how he switches back and forth seamlessly from each style. But one track here steals the show, and that’s the one that features Rick Ross, of course.
This beat behind this song is just unbelieveable. It’s like Jay Electronica’s Exhibit C, only even more epic. Then Drake comes in, and just fills the track with some fantastic rhymes. For example: “They take the greats from the past and compare us / I wonder if they’d ever survive in this era / In a time where it’s recreation / To pull all your skeletons out the closet like Halloween decorations”. Not to be outdone, Rick Ross pulls out this winner: “Still allergic to broke, perscription straight to paper / Destined for greatness, but got a place in Jamaica / Villa on the water with wonderful views / Only fat nigga in the sauna with Jews”
Long story short, just turn it on, and prepare for the epic meeting of these two forces on the top of Mount Everest, because that’s pretty much exactly what this is.