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Drake’s Top 5 Deep Cuts

You may know the hits, but which best tracks by Drake are missing from your playlist?

As we are getting closer to the release of Certified Lover Boy, I’ve decided to review some of Drake’s best tracks. Obviously, we know Drizzy Drake has recorded so many top hits, and yet there are so many of his songs that do not get the recognition they deserve. These are some songs that should be on any Drake playlist.

Almost everyone already knows “God’s Plan”, “Hotline Bling”, and “Started from the Bottom”, because they are probably the most viewed and successful songs throughout his career. Don’t get me wrong: these are all great songs, but they are overplayed. If you are ever in a life crisis, and are told to play a Drake song, you’d probably choose any of those. 

However, most people don’t know about a song called “Don’t Matter to Me”. This track features none other than Michael Jackson himself (RIP). It has a soothing musical beat, and with Jackson’s classic, high-pitched voice, you can easily learn the chorus in no time. Trust me when I say that this song will be stuck in your head for a while. 

If you are looking for a more upbeat, but not-as-well-known, song, I would recommend “Uptown”. This  is one of his older tracks, with the iconic trumpets Drake uses for his beats. The truth is that Drake added trumpets to his music to be unique. If you enjoy his early 2000s music, then you’ll most likely vibe to “Uptown”. 

A most recent release that did not get much attention was “Chicago Freestyle”. This mini freestyle track has a slow-tempo beat, which gives out chill vibes. The song was released a year ago and was a single on his Dark Lane Demo Tapes. His lyrical attributes really come into play in the freestyle part of the song, and the instrumental section will have you hooked on it for sure. 

Another underrated song by Drake is “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2”. Yes, it’s a 2-in-1 track. The song starts slowly, until the beat changes mid-way through the song. It is one of those songs that comes on the radio and you can just listen to it no matter what kind of mood you’re in. You don’t need to study the lyrics, because the instrumentals speak for themselves. 

Finally, one of my favorite songs by Drake is “Hold On We’re Going Home”. This song brings back so many memories and has this super unique beat. The lyrics are easy to understand and many people know the song. The reason why it’s so good is because, even if people have heard it before, you can’t get annoyed by the track. Although the song has been around for a while, it’s still one of my favorites when it comes to Drake.

All these songs are great. They each have different types of beats for those who prefer either R&B or hip-hop. That is a reason why Drake is so successful, because he tries to release songs from different genres. 

Add these tracks to your playlist today!

About the Contributor
Francisco Martinez, Staff Writer
Francisco is a senior at Glendale High School. He is a former Construction student, and a member of the Journalism class. He is a good-looking man, who enjoys watching basketball and playing video games.
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