Songs of the Year 2013: 8. Drake – Pound Cake

For some reason, around 2012 I found myself becoming a blind Drake hater — he had done nothing wrong, but I frequently stated that he was a poor artist who made terrible music; of course some isn’t the greatest, but that’s just taste. However, he’s not terrible in the slightest, and this illustrates it. It was a toss-up between this and “Tuscan Leather” — I’m just counting “Pound Cake” as it’s the stronger half over “Paris Morton Music 2” in my opinion, even though that is still undeniably still a hard track.

In the end, that epic Ellie Goulding sample tipped it over the intro to make it to my list; an intro which, it must be stated, is one which Drizzy should have spent even more time on.

Here though, It’s a hard verse, with none of that singing to appeal to a wider audience — he’s back to doing what he does best. Jigga tops it — even with his limited rhymes in his second verse, he shows that he’s still on top of his game. I’m not the hugest fan of Timbaland’s hook, but nothing it going to touch the Wu’s original, so I can overlook that for the rest of the track. Very impressive.


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