Assuming one is not under a rock, Canadian Hip-Hop superstar Drake released his double album Scorpion on June 29th. The highly anticipated project has been under a major microscope ever since he and Pusha T had their hip-hop beef exchange last month. Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle” put Drake ahead…at least that’s what we thought. Then Pusha drops “Story of Adidon”. On Pusha T’s “Story of Adidon” he exposes Drake saying he has a hidden son with former adult film star Sophie Brussaux. Since the infamous diss track, we all have been waiting to see what Drizzy would say in response about either Pusha T or the “alleged” son accusations. It should be noted that Drake did put out a written response on his social media confirming he has a son a day or two after “Story of Adidon” was released. After hearing the two tracks that these artists put out, no one is wanting to accept that. We want to hear everything via music. Everyone knows Drake has songs on his albums that are extra emotional. Well after streaming his album via Spotify the rumors are true. Drake does indeed have a son. On stand out tracks “Emotionless,” “8 Out of 10” and “March 14,” the former Degrassi star mentions his son. Thanks to Genius, we can break these lyrics down verse by verse.
On “Emotionless” Drizzy raps,
Look at the way we live
I wasn’t hidin’ my kid from the world
I was hidin’ the world from my kid
From empty souls who just wake up and looked to debate
Until you starin’ at your seed, you can never relate
Breakin’ news in my life, I don’t run to the blogs
The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call
He also mentions this on “8 out of 10”
Kiss my son on the forehead then kiss your ass goodbye
As luck would have it I’ve settled into my role as the good guy
On “March 14th” Drake’s gives us what must be the day he found out he was a father.
Yesterday morning was crazy
I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe
That shit is in stone, sealed and signed
She not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine
Sandi used to tell me all it takes is one time, and all it took was one time
Shit, we only met two times, two times
He also confirms that his son Adonis is an October baby like he is.
October baby for irony sake, of course
I got this 11 tatted for somebody, now it’s yours
I could post lyrics all night from that album. The pink elephant has been addressed in the room. But I do have one question. Is all this mention of his son genuine? Now I am not saying by any means that Drizzy does not have love for the child by any means. What I am saying is did Pusha T reveal force Drake to go back in the studio? After “Story of Adidon” Drake’s reputation could have taken a major hit. And for a few days, it did. The allegations of being a “deadbeat dad” were scathing to say the least. For his brand, he had to. His next business move or venture could depend on it. Either way, Scorpion is a major success all across the board no matter what music streaming service you go to.