Scary Hours: Rap’s 2018 Jump-Start

By LENNON MODORY and TOMMY DOHERTY

On Friday, January 19th, popular rapper Drake surprisingly released two new singles, God’s Plan, and Diplomatic Immunity. Releasing the tracks under the header Scary Hours, Drake dropped a bombshell on the rap community. Drake previewed these songs earlier in the week at a Memphis nightclub, but not much was thought of them as the versions he played were altered. With a catchy, bass bumping instrumental, God’s Plan hooks listeners right away. In true Drake fashion, Diplomatic Immunity rebuddles with a slower, but still intriguing, track for the Toronto rapper to preach on.

God’s Plan hits hard with verses like, “She say, ‘Do you love me?’ I tell her, ‘Only partly’ I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry”, and “I been movin’ calm, don’t start no trouble with me, tryna keep it peaceful is a struggle for me”. I believe this song will serve as a statement as well as a key point for rappers to watch out for Drizzy in 2018. Personally, I think Diplomatic Immunity is the better of the two tracks. Drake spits the truth, whilst implementing subtle hints to all his exes. The hardest hitting line is, “I got the sauce and now shorty’s keep claimin’ ‘Preggo’”. Listeners are greeted with an awaking and lyrically perfect line.

All in all, Drake’s early 2018 project is a mini masterpiece. The messages of these songs are open for interpretation, however, we can all relate to what Drake exclaims. Drake closes both songs with audible proof that he has not lost a syllable or step since 2017’s More Life. Drake has jump-started 2018 for rap music.