Album Review: If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Cameron Happe and Erin Sullivan

28-year-old Canadian rapper Drake dropped a hot new album named If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 12. The album contains 17 tracks, some with featured artists including Lil Wayne, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Travi$ Scott. The hype of the shocking release date made the fans go wild. No one was expecting this [fire emoji] album.  

The album starts with the track “Legend” and ends with the track “6 PM In New York.” In between, there are upbeat songs with a lot of bass, and slowed down songs that will make you cry. Overall, it is a solid 10/10.

Quickly, many have taken a liking to track number four, “Know Yourself,” with its memorable line “I was runnin’ through the six with my woes.”

The album’s pace picks up in track seven, “6 God.” The fast beat and loud bass could get anyone pumped up.

In track 16, “Jungle,” the slow speed sets an emotional, sad mood. The hook “Rock me real slowly / Put a bib on me, I’m just like a baby drooling over you / The things you do” shows his admiration for the significant other he is talking about.

Many songs on the album involve the number 6. If you’re not an avid Drake fan, you may have no idea what he’s talking about when he refers to “the 6.” Drake once explained it in a tweet that said, “My album title is VIEWS FROM THE 6. The 6 is Toronto.” Toronto is where Drake was born.

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is said to be Drake’s last album with Cash Money Records. It is impossible to tell what Drake has in store for his fans in the years to come.

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