Drake doubles down with ‘Scorpion’

Kacie England, A&E Editor

If you’ve listened to Drake’s newest collection of songs, you may have found yourself “in your feelings.” The certified platinum album has delivered all the feels that were promised, serving up eighty-nine minutes and forty-four seconds of hip-hop and R&B tunes.

The album dropped on June 29 and contains twenty-five tracks. Of the twenty-five, six singles were released prior to the album’s release date. These include “God’s Plan,” “Nice for What,” “I’m Upset,” “Don’t Matter to Me,” “In My Feelings” and “Nonstop.”

Drake’s latest works not only went platinum, but all of the songs off of “Scorpion” charted on the Hot 100. “Scorpion” also obliterated Spotify’s one-day global record for the amount of album streams. The album was streamed approximately 132.45 million times upon its release day.

Aside from records and spots on Billboard’s Hot 100, Drake spawned something much bigger: a viral dance challenge.

The “In My Feelings” challenge consists of the participant walking alongside a moving vehicle with the passenger door wide open. The participant then dances along to Drake’s single, “In My Feelings” while someone records the dancing from the driver’s side.

The dance challenge has gained its own choreography, specific dance moves performed during certain lyrics of the song, working in tandem with the catchy lyrics.

One example of this is when Drake sings “Are you riding,” the dancing participant is supposed to make a gesture that resembles them driving a car. Much of the choreography consists of miming what Drake sings.

Surrounding the social media buzz of the “In My Feelings” challenge, many celebrities have taken a crack at the dance. Some notable personalities include Will Smith, Millie Bobby Brown, Ciara and Odell Beckham Jr.

Aside from dance trends and record-breaking, Drake has brought something else to the hip-hop table: spilled secrets. Drake confirms he does in fact have a child.

The rumor mill began to churn when Pusha-T released a diss track entitled “The Story of Adidon.” On said track, Pusha-T made speculations of Drake fathering a child and keeping it a secret.

Several tracks detail his young son.  

One of these songs include the last track of “Scorpion.”  In this song, Drake reveals the most about his newly-revealed paternity. Entitled “March 14,” he raps of his struggles regarding co-parenting and discovering the pregnancy.

In one part of the track Drake raps, “She not my lover like Billie Jean/But the kid is mine. Single father, I hate when I hear it/I used to challenge my parents on every album/Now I’m embarrassed to tell them I ended up as a co-parent.”

“March 14” goes on to detail more about his son and his role in fatherhood.

This double album is sure to be a memorable one in the rap artist’s career. After all, it got us all “in our feelings.”
 

 

Drake’s new album sparked the insane (and sometimes dangerous) “In My Feelings” dance challenge.