Drake Feat. Drake- 5AM In Toronto
It's not clear whether it's the time or the city that's responsible, but Drake sounds a lot angrier here than he did on 9AM In Dallas. Everyone gets a little cranky in the early hours of the morning, but Drizzy is downright pissed. Luckily, as evidenced by last year's "Stay Schemin'" verse, Drake is at his pure rap best when he's venting. Boi-1da provides a beat that falls somewhat short of his very best work (Headlines), but far removed from his worst (Nicki's Freedom), and much like the track's predecessor, this beat allows Drizzy to spit one giant rapidfire verse, and eclipsing his 16 is another area where the rapper tends to shine. Drake leaves no page unturned in this verse, addressing those he's helped and been abandoned by, those who've vocally disapproved of him, and those who've borrowed his style in more ways than one. Of course, he names no names, but his shots are hardly veiled. Half of the lines in the track have already been quoted and meme-ified to death, with the clear favorite being the hilarious "Drake Feat. Drake" line that likely had a Kirko Bangz or two blushing. Schoolboy Q said it best when he mentioned that anytime Drizzy drops a track, everyone stops what they're doing and puts on a pair of headphones. Aside from his undeniable talent, Drake puts a certain amount of care into his work that fans have now come to expect from him, and it's this dedication to his craft that continues to make each of his tracks a pretty huge event.