Shit dawg! It sure has been hot this summer and I ain’t even talking just about the temperature (which is definitely increasing due to global warming and APPARENTLY causing the reappearance of an ancient sharkdinosaur called megalodon except maybe Shark Week was just trolling all of it’s viewers) dawg, I am talking about the music that has #blessed our ears during this wonderful vacation. This summer has seen the release of a lot of big name artists (Jay Z, Kanyeezy Christ, Daft Punk, J Cole), with the rest of the year having the potential to bring even more good music (ScHoolboy Q, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt) to our ears. But despite all the high profile music that has come out and the other cool underground stuff that has arisen via the internet, you’d be really hard pressed to argue that the summer did not belong to the Canadian Crooner aka Wheelchair Jimmy aka the Light Skin Keith Sweat aka Drizzy Drake Rogers aka Drake.
Before Take Care dropped, Drake released a slew of singles a la this summer as well, but not since Kanye released music via the G.O.O.D Fridays series have I seen people so captivated by what was going to drop next. Almost all of these have received a lot of love from the internet, thus making Drake the champion in a highly competitive summer of music. Wheelchair Jimmy started releasing singles in the month of March, but the summer has seen some of his highest quality singles and here at Two Hundred and Ten, we know you’ve been busy, we know you’ve been out there grinding every single day. And we know all about the single mothers reading this blog that don’t have time to be checking every blog every damn day to see about the new Drake track. We get it. We know. We’re here for you; and that’s why, in order to catch you up on any Drizzy your hardworking self may have missed, we have created the very first COMPREHENSIVE list of Drake singles released since Take Care, with downloadable links. Two Hundred and Ten is here for the families and the single mothers every where. Keep working girls.
Febuary 1, 2013
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”: A song about triumph. Drake has had tough times and wants to share them with you via a track and one of the best music videos ever. You already know all the words to this song. Produced by Mike Zombie. Download here.
April 1, 2013
Drake – “5AM in Toronto”: This song is a sequel to the Thank Me Later track, “9AM in Dallas.” Basically this song is about Drake staying up late in various cities around the world and then telling you and every other rapper that he is better than them. Download here.
****No New Friends doesn’t come on this list because that is a DJ Khaled single not Drake. Sorry Mamasitas****
April 15, 2013
Drake featuring James Fauntleroy II – “Girls Love Beyonce”: Basically this is just Drake proving he can say basically anything on a hook and everyone will still like it. Destiny’s Child made “Say My Name” in 1999 and here we have Drake just recycling the same chorus and we all have no choice but to given in and fuck with it cause its brilliant and sounds awesome. I hate Drake for this one, but I also know all the words so what do I do? Track also features James Fauntleroy II of the Cocaine 80s. Download here.
June 17, 2013
Drake featuring James Fauntleroy II – “On My Way” – Recorded in 2010, not released till 2013. Also features Fauntleroy. Produced by 40. This song brings good news, Drake is on his way to you! This track is basically Drake feeling sexy and wanting you to feel sexy as well. Probably play this only with your significant other. Download here.
June 22, 2013
Drake featuring J Cole – “Jodeci Freestyle”: Two of the most sensitive rappers in the game pay homage to the R&B group Jodeci in this “freestyle.” I don’t think it’s a freestyle actually and that all of this was written. Rappers should stop calling these things freestyles. That is a blatant abuse of the trust we have given them as rappers SIMILAR to what Discovery Channel did to us during the Megalodon documentary, but not nearly as bad. Still bad though. Anyways, beat is on point. J Cole makes an inappropriate comment about autism so you may want to stop the track after Drake is done speaking on it. Download here.
PARTYNEXTDOOR featuring Drake – “Over Here”: Softer version of the Weeknd, and new OVO signee, PARTYNEXTDOOR, teams with his fellow Canadian to tare up some minimal and sad synth music. It works cause Drake can do no wrong and PARTYNEXTDOOR keeps it pretty chill crooning while the Canadian Jew isn’t rapping. Download here.
Migos featuring Drake – Versace (Remix): Hands down the hottest remix on one of the hottest tracks this summer. Migos, who did not need any more help killing the rap game this summer, get lent the verse of the entire summer by Drake. If you haven’t seen a car of high schoolers driving around screaming “THIS IS A GATED COMMUNITY PLEASE GET THE FUCK OFF THE PROPERTY!” then you probably have not driven since June. Real Talk. Drake on this Zaytoven beat, giving absolutely not cares and flexing hard was the last straw for Megalodon as the Earth is so hot that it has taken him out of his hiding place deep in the ocean depths and he is currently scouring the Pacific for boats of humans to devour. You’re wrong for this one Drake. Download here.
Drake featuring Sampha – “The Motion”: This is probably my favorite single from Drake so far. Sampha produced the beat and offers some wonderful vocals that sound like he is in pain, perfectly joining Drake in being sad. This track is about the motion of life specifically pertaining to ex girlfriends. Drake spends time crooning, then raps, and then there is an outro that blows all of the singles here out of the water completely. Sampha production has a lot to due with why this is so good. Download here.
August 1, 2013
Drake featuring Big Sean, and 2 Chainz – “All Me”: The Great Light Skin One flexes hard in front of 2 Chainz and Big Sean while 40 provides amazing production. Medium Sean becomes BIG Sean finally as he delivers, in my opinion, a verse of the year candidate with his Lil B esque flow at the end of the track. Drake asked the human population in a tweet if we wanted an anthem and he definitely keeps his promise. Also the song features artwork of Drake in full on 90’s boy band group pose yet the song is anything but 90’s pop. Why the artwork then? Drake you are too much sometimes dawg. Download here.
August 6, 2013
Drake featuring Majid Jordan – “Hold On, We’re Going Home” – Drake does his best impression of Michael Jackson in a better version of any R&B song he has done to this date. Fans of Thank Me Later’s “Find Your Love” or “Karaoke,” will be in for quite a treat by listening to this one. This disco-esque pop single is the most likely to receive play from the radio and hopefully generate play for some of the more sensitive males as well. Download here.