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Re: ‘Scorpion’ – At This Point, Drake Is Only Competing With One Person… Count this writer among the people who’ve often looked for a

Re: ‘Scorpion’ – At This Point, Drake Is Only Competing With One Person… Count this writer among the people who’ve often looked for a reason to doubt Drake and his accomplishments. On the Friday release of his latest album, Scorpion, billed as (only) his fifth proper album (some of the others were considered mixtapes, playlists, curations, etc.), the urge to be a doubter – not a hater, a doubter…there’s a difference – returned once more.
For me, it hasn’t been the urge to “put a knife in his ribs,” as the OVO rapper might put it, just a desire to put those ribs in check, by pointing out all the asterisks that should go with his many accomplishments on the charts and with his music in general. But just as Drake has done with his many haters and his beefs with other rappers over the years, Scorpion shows, once more, that the Canadian rapper will always wind up on top, and that maybe I should change my approach to covering Drake. Whether he’s squashing a beef with another rapper (Pusha-T…

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