So it's been roughly a year since I transitioned from the opinion "why is that guy from Degrassi rapping" to "um... do I kind of love Drake?" And now he has continued his winning streak with me personally via one of two surprisingly mid-tempo tracks he purposely leaked from his fall album "Take Care." Entitled "Marvin's Room" (for reasons I don't quite get: enlighten me), it's smooth, moody, and oddly catchy. Detailing with considerable vulnerability his quest for the girl that got away amidst his growing fame-related hedonism, for the past few days I've grown mildly obsessed with it. And that's despite its genre, as mid tempo R&B generally repels me quite considerably. Here's to Drake, for injecting some serious talent and innovation into mainstream music:
Get the latest headlines from The Lost Boys delivered to your inbox every day.