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February 9, 2016

Spinning Singles: Drake, “Summer Sixteen”

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Drake is back and “looking for revenge.” “Summer Sixteen,” the leading single off of his upcoming album Views from the 6, premiered on Jan. 30th on his OVO Sound radio show on Apple’s Beats 1Radio. If Drake was looking to ruffle some feathers before the drop of his new album, he certainly did. From insulting President Obama in retaliation for calling Kendrick Lamar the better rapper to his multiple shots at rival rapper Meek Mill, with whom he has a highly publicized feud about ghost writing — Drake is back. As a Drake fan, I wasn’t disappointed. Lacking the R&B-like vibe of some of his older tracks, “Summer Sixteen” comes across as a fast paced, aggressive anthem. The musical composition of the song itself is minimalistic, and despite its rhythmic changes throughout, it is easier for the listener to focus on and enjoy the lyrics. After listening to “Summer Sixteen,” I am impatiently waiting for Drake to drop Views from the 6.

Kyla Brathwaite is a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She can be reached at kbrathwaite@cornellsun.com. 

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