Drake does not have to impress anyone in the industry, and he proves that he is undefeated with Certified Lover Boy.
Certified Lover Boy will go down in 2021 music history for being one of the most highly anticipated albums. After leaks and teasing the album late 2020, the Toronto rapper decided to release his sixth studio album in September. Drake made a grand statement by “hacking” Sports Center to announce the release date with Certified Lover Boy. With millions of people comparing CLB to DONDA, Drake proves that he is in his own lane.
Certified Lover Boy may not be Drake’s best album, but his soothing voice, addictive versatility, and creativity keeps his fans hooked. CLB is an album that’s “a combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking”- Drake. Drake is known for having the best songs before you text your ex, songs to make you reminisce about the past, and even songs that make you want to turn up. Certified Lover Boy is a fun album that represents Drake is never giving up his number one spot. Aubrey Graham is very particular the way he thinks, and dominating the toxic masculinity market will be the main reason why CLB succeeds.
Ameenha Lee’s Top Songs from CLB
The best songs on Certified Lover Boy is to be “Knife Talk,” “Champagne Poetry,” “You Only Love Once,” “Love All,” and “TSU.” These songs were actually quote easy to choose while listening to CLB late at night. The lyrics are stuck in your head, and you constantly can think of numerous Instagram captions. On the other hand, each song sticks out thanks to the features and production value. For example, “Knife Talk” has to be my favorite song from CLB. 21 Savage and Drake on every collaboration is instant heat. Their dynamic and energy gives CLB a much needed boost.
My favorite “turn up song” by Drake on this album is “Way 2 Sexy.” Even though the song is the best lyrically, Future carries the song on his back with a hypnotizing hook. Adding Young Thug towards the end of the song made it feel complete. The music video for “Way 2 Sexy” proves that Drake was having a lot of fun on this song.
Certified Lover Boy Rating: 7/10
I would give Certified Lover Boy a 7/10. The album will age well overtime, but it does not resemble the Old Drake. What is the old Drake you my ask? Drake from 2010-2016 was melodic and the king of love songs. Even though I know Drake still has his R&B super star vocals in him, but Drake from a decade ago could never be topped. I believe that Take Care and Thank Me Later Drake was hungry. Now Drake knows that he is on top and could never be replaced. I truly hope his next album has new features and more classic songs.
Best Certified Lover Boy Captions
“Too sexy for this world.”
“I remain unphased, trust, worse has been done.”
“I done seen the realest ones come and leave a crazy way
Had to take my spot, it wasn’t somethin’ they just gave away.”
“She moved out of state and shit done went left, she’s seeking’ forgiveness.”
“I’ma just give it to you direct, instead of me throwin’ this shit.
“I had to draw the line between my brothers and my enemies, a fact
Niggas love to start the beef.”
Everyone misses the “old Drake,” but will he ever return?