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Dark Lane Demo Tapes Tracklist:
Dark Lane sounds exactly like it’s supposed to. This is a mixtape with no direction, just a collection of random thoughts. I’m one of those “old drake” aficionados. I was hoping for some 06’ drizzy, that soulful , vulnerable drake we’ve all grown to love. I’m craving the smooth flow that once gracefully rode over the melodic undertones of “40” at his finest. Sadly what we get here is more blatant bravado, staccato flowing over busy production values. The irony of this version of drake is that he claims victim of everyone sounding like him, yet it seems the other way around. The only track here that seems to harken back to the days of old is “losses”. This track doesn’t even sound like it belongs on this project. It sounds like something drake had been working on years prior and it finally made its way out, indeed this is old drake. He takes his time here and finds the beat. “ I don’t this for the Graham’s, not for the gram(insta) is one of the more clever lines of this track. If you’ve come to dark lane expecting anything other than a playful medley than you’ll be gravely disappointed. All the while this is still an entertaining package for what it is.
The words Dark & Demo had me hoping this would be a no guest features album. Automatically lost two points for two songs with mumble boy Future. The album starts off like it is going to be a classic. Than the usual Drake singing songs start and I don’t mind one or two but it isn’t until the last few tracks that the album gets good again. Drake please do an album just rhymin or a volume 2 but PLEASE NO MORE FUTURE collaborations!
I gave it five stars because Drake is still Drake and at the end of the day sells don’t matter. The production is the problem! Or is it? His net worth? Exactly!! Name the competition Drake has to keep up with for production to even matter? Denzel Washington said it best,” Ya can’t do it!!”
I put my pods in and went straight through at work! Seems to be a particular group of haters telling lies! I’ve had times where a second listening was needed due to being in the wrong headspace...this though, I heard flames on the first run! None to skip here!
Young Money are the Beatles of the 21st century, I don’t care if you disagree with my opinion ,it’s my opinion, in 50 years all of their music will be timeless,And no group of talented rappers singers rock stars or country band in the 21st century will ever come close to this much perfect music.Legends! Young Money catalog of music is undefeated
The reviews here are split between haters who didn’t listen to the album, and those who let it play. Drake has the best track record in rap history. Everything he drops is fire! Let it play, and enjoy. 😉👌🏼
Constantly over working himself every single day to drop the dopest albums for his fans is time lost to focus on himself. Like he said, he’s been out more, socializing, living life, isn’t in the studio as much as before etc. Drake needs time to himself. This album still bump and I love it but some people saying “it’s not his best work”. He deserves 5 stars whether it’s his best work or not because of the amount of dedication, work and time he put into his career and that’s something y’all would never do. On god.
I don’t know why y’all are sayin that this is trash. This music is epic. I like toosie slide and pain 1993. But the thing about pain is that I don’t like Playboi carti. He just sounds like a baby. Other then that’s great job drake!! Keep it on.
Lot of people trying to defend this mixtape, but need I need to remind y’all of Drake’s first mixtapes like So Far Gone? Either we’re all tired of Drake or he just needs to retire. If his next album is anything like this, I’ll take my hat off, take a minute of silence, and mourn his career.