Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Song of the Summer, 2010 (Nominee #4)

"Point the biggest skeptic out, I’ll make him a believer," Drake says on "Over," the first single from his debut album. I'm not yet a believer, but I'm certainly intrigued. "Over" sounds less like a radio-friendly single than the opener to a non-existent Broadway-style hip hop opera. Drake does a fair amount of navel-gazing on the track (tempered by the usual rap-star bravado, of course), which endears me right out of the gate. Name checking Ebert and Roper doesn't hurt, either.

Here's a NYT profile of Drake. His bio is just as intriguing as the song.