Just some months after sharing the primary picture of his son Adonis, Drake has taken everybody on a trip to ‘Greece,’ considered one of his two new songs with DJ Khaled.
Overlook the “Toosie Slide” – it’s time to do the “Hand jive.” Wait, that’s Grease, and never “Greece,” one of many two tracks that DJ Khaled and Drake launched on July 17. After Khaled, 44, spent weeks hinting that he and Drake, 32, have been going to reunite for one more banger, the daddy of Ashad modified issues up and introduced they have been releasing two songs. Together with “POPSTAR,” the duo dropped “Greece” on July 17, and this one has a extra private really feel.
For instance, when Drake raps, “Speedboats, child, in Nikki Seashore”, he’s referencing Nikki Seashore Worldwide — a luxurious seaside membership model that has areas worldwide, together with in Greece. And what’s much more attention-grabbing is that, based on Genius, Nikki Seashore is a frequent spot for Sophie Brussaux, who simply so occurs to be the mom of Drake’s baby, Adonis. Adonis can also be a Greek-inspired title, so it’s very attainable this track some familial connections.
“Greece” comes greater than three months after Drake shared pictures of Adonis. It was the primary time the general public received to see Drake’s boy after he confirmed his paternity in 2018 with “Impassive,” a track off his album, Scorpion. “I wasn’t hidin’ my child from the world/ I used to be hidin’ the world from my child,” he raps on a track, seemingly responding to “The Story of Adidon,” the Pusha-T diss monitor that exposed Drake was a father.
“I posted these photos [of Adonis], it was nice for me It was nice to simply share that with the world,” mentioned Drake throughout a Might interview on Younger Cash Radio with Lil Wayne, per Harper’s Bazaar. “I would like to have the ability to go locations with my son and share recollections with my son. I don’t wish to really feel like simply due to a life alternative I made to be, , a ‘superstar’ that I received to make all people stay underneath this blanket. I simply needed to free myself of that.”
Given Drake and Khaled’s monitor file, it received’t be a shock if considered one of these new songs finds its option to the highest of the Billboard Scorching 100. Drake already has a No. 1 in 2020 with “Toosie Slide.” The TikTok-fueled track made historical past, making Drake the primary male artist to have three songs debut on the high of the Billboard Scorching 100. Earlier within the yr, Drake broke one other file by recording the most Billboard Scorching 100 entries by a single artist (209 and counting.)
So, “Greece” / “Popstar” turning into a success is not going to be something out of the extraordinary. In the event that they occur to keep No. 1 for the summer time, that’s a distinct story. Like the remainder of the world, the highest of the Billboard Scorching 100 has lately been in a state of flux and chaos. In contrast to final yr, when Lil Nas X’s “Outdated City Street” had actually the longest run at No. 1, there have been twelve songs to high the Scorching 100 in 2020. Earlier than the present No.1, DaBaby and Roddy Ricch’s “Rockstar,” took over, there was a interval when there was a brand new No. 1 every week: Travis Scott and Child Cudi’s “The Scotts,” Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj’s “Say So (Remix)” Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s “Caught With U,” Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé’s “Savage (Remix)” and Girl Gaga and Ariana’s “Rain On Me.” DaBaby’s “Rockstar” was the sixth No. 1 in as many weeks, and it went on a two-week run earlier than dropping the spot to 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj’s “TROLLZ.” After that track plummeted out of the highest spot, “Rockstar” regained its place at No. 1.
2020 won’t be in regards to the lengthy recreation. The CVOID-19 pandemic has modified how individuals have consumed music. There may be numerous free time and never a lot to do. Three of the beforehand talked about songs – “Say So,” “Toosie Slide,” “Savage” – have corresponding TikTok challenges, with Drake’s monitor virtually engineered to be a success on the short-form platform. With the shortage of social areas brewing a collective consensus, it may be tougher for a single track to construct a groundswell of assist. As a substitute, bored shoppers take pleasure in a track for one week earlier than tossing it apart for the subsequent.
Nevertheless, as Billboard notes, 2020 won’t be as completely different in terms of the chart. Whereas “Outdated City Street” dominated the charts final yr, songs by Shawn Mendes (“If I Can’t Have You”), Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber (“I Don’t Care”), Taylor Swift (“You Want To Calm Down”), and Shawn Mendes with Camila Cabello (“Senorita”) all debuted on the No. 2 place throughout Lil Nas X’s reign. Plus, Lizzo’s “Reality Hurts” and Billie Eilish’s “Unhealthy Man” have been hanging round close to the highest of the chart. Arguably, with out that one monster hit locked in at No. 1, 2019’s charts might need appeared just like this yr. We now should see if Drake and Khaled – two artists who’re identified for releasing ‘songs of the summer time’ – will be the monster hit that 2020 has been missing.