"I'm On One"

The credits make this sound like a posse cut, but it's unmistakably Drake's party. Over fidgety synths as cold as Toronto in January, he croons about fame's rewards and kvetches about its annoyances ("All that hype don't feel the same next year, boy") - a serviceable stopgap till his next LP. The others keep it brief: Ross makes gangsta clichés sound improbably cool, Weezy fires off half-asleep punch lines and Khaled bellows his name once before vanishing.

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From The Archives Issue 1132: June 9, 2011
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