New Song: Drake – ‘Summer Sixteen’
Drake recently debuted a new song titled, “Summer Sixteen,” which he premiered on OVO Sound Radio. The song is featured on his upcoming album, “Views From The 6.”
In the song, Drake raps about his beef with Meek Mill, Kanye West, and President Obama’s recent comments on him. President Obama was asked who’d he think would win a rap battle, Drake or Kendrick? In response, President Obama said he think Kendrick would win.
Drake responds to the comment rapping, “Tell Obama that my verses are like the whips that he in/ they bulletproof.”
On Meek Mill: “I let the diss record drop you were standing right below me, ni**a/ We must have played it a hundred times, you was going to bed/ Why would I put on a vest I expect you to aim for the head?/ I coulda killed you the first time/ You don’t have to try to say it louder nigga/ We could hear you the first time”
On Kanye West: “Now I got a house in LA, Now I got a bigger pool than Ye/ And look man, Ye’s pool is nice, mine is just bigger is what I’m saying/ I’m that nigga’s what I’m saying”
I like the hook specifically, as Drake sings, “Looking for revenge.” I like the song overall, though I wanted to share my favorite part. The only part I didn’t like was the transitioning of the beat towards the end of the song.
Random Note: I wonder if Kanye will be offended by what Drake said. I don’t know what Drake’s relationship with Kanye is like, though Kanye could later be offended by the comment. In a way, it could be seen as a compliment. Drake is comparing his pool to Kanye’s. That could be because Kanye is a popular rapper in the rap industry or because he’s someone Drake may look up to. Clearly, Drake’s pool being bigger than Kanye’s means something to him. (Ex: Maybe that means to Drake that he’s finally made it) Still, the comment could be taken different ways, as some may assume Drake is dissing him. We also know how Kanye can take something out of proportion or take it the wrong way.
I also wonder when Meek Mill will soon stop responding to Drake’s disses at him. Even if he may receive publicity from it, it clearly isn’t good publicity as the public would overall consider Drake the winner between the two (of their beef).