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Ava Talbott
Ava Talbott

Ava is a sophomore at Free State and is a reporter for Free State Journalism. She also participates in choir and tennis. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends.

REVIEW: For All the Dogs

Review of Drake’s new album, For All the Dogs
Geneva Sabatini

Favorite Song(s): Daylight, First Person Shooter, What Would Pluto Do

At 36, Drake has risen to become one of the world’s most popular artists and has influenced culture in both the streets and in music. He has cemented himself as the first Canadian rapper to truly make it big, with eight studio albums and five Grammys to his name.

He is one of my personal favorite artists, and I applaud his music empire. Although I thought the album wasn’t bad, the vintage Drake we are used to from albums like Views (2016) and Scorpion (2018) wasn’t present in this album. Drake hyped the album up to his fans as “old Drake,” but did not deliver.

The album had hits and skips, highs and lows, and even a feature from his 5-year old son.

Drake’s incredible career has been built on his emotional, introspective aspect of his music. When coupled with Caribbean sounds, dancehall, grime and even afrobeat, Drake has inserted himself in the upper echelon of music; however, For All the Dogs seems to cap off a recent persona that sounds like none of it’s fun to him.

He is slowly shifting into a new subgenre of Hip Hop/R&B, subsequently upsetting a lot of fans. The album has good music, but when compared to the old Drake, not many are impressed — including myself.

Least Favorite Song: 7969 Santa, Bahamas Promises, Screw the World

Overall Ranking: 5/10

About the Contributors
Nick Sprecker
Nick Sprecker, Sports Editor
Nick Sprecker is a junior at Free State and is the Sports Editor on staff. Outside of journalism, he is a member of the boys football and soccer program. He is involved in multiple clubs, LINK, and NHS.
Geneva Sabatini
Geneva Sabatini, Assistant Design Editor
Geneva is a junior at Free State. She is a photographer and designer on journalism staff. She runs track and cross country and is apart of NHS and LINK. Outside of school, she loves to spend time with friends and family.
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