Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Best New Track: Drake's "Draft Day" Samples Lauryn Hill

Two things.

Whenever I'm feeling like I need that extra je ne sais quoi, I excitedly toss on Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and let the rap/R&B anthem pick me (and women everywhere, let's be honest) right up.

And, don't get me wrong, I was all over Drake's 2013 release, Nothing Was The Same, but I keep finding myself thinking that every track Drizzy has dropped post-album has been far more interesting. Present case, also known as "Draft Day," included.

Sampling the famed doo-wop vocal that carried us to the bridge of Lauryn's debut solo single in 1998 - and (thankfully) leaving out his own auto-tuned croon for a hot minute - Drizzy's new leak infuses a deep, hard-hitting beat that will have your neck popping while he spits his piece. Cleverly calling out The Hunger Games, J-Law and timely sports references - everything about this lyrically amusing, but tame, track is totally legit. It's safe to say that as of 10:30 pm last night, I can't get enough of it.

Happy hump day.

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