The Problem With... Drake's "Marvins Room"
Ask me to name today's most influential actor in entertainment. Go ahead. Do it. My answer might surprise you.
Me? When Drake rapped that "it's far from over" in his single "Over" from last year, I took it as a dark omen. Thing is, things really do appear far from over: Drake's hype is abounding once again these days as he prepares his new album, and releases singles like "Marvins Room."
Apparently, though, Drake and his crew were so hasty in preparing the track, they forgot to put the proper apostrophe in the song's title. Respect the apostrophe, dudes. It's an important thing.
Which is probably what happened. But Drake really didn't do all that much once given the chance to mess with the song. He just switches awkwardly from rapping to singing under his breath, with no real regard to verse structure or a flow that keeps with the beat.
Anyway, the track tries to tell a Great Gatsby-like story of a rich dude longing for his ex. But -- real shocker, you guys -- it's not as well written as Fitzgerald's book. In one part, we just get Drake repeating the the phrase "we threw a party" three times over the course of two lines.
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