‘For All The Dogs’ is a Barkin’ success

By Priscilla Hernandez

Drake’s latest album “For All the Dogs” released on Oct. 6 and the album was well worth waiting for. 

During his “It’s All A Blur” tour, Drake announced that he would drop a new album. 

At one of his concerts, it was announced that the album was supposed to come out on Sept. 22. 

Drake later posted on Instagram saying, “Okay, my dilemma I am faced with is either cancel shows to finish the album or I complete the mission and drop the album. I owe you all these memories we are building and anywhere we have missed to-date we will be spinning back for sure. ‘For All the Dogs’ Oct. 6. It’s only right.” 

Although the album was postponed, Drake did surprise his fans with the song “Slime You Out” on Sept. 15. Not only was it a teaser for what fans could expect from this future album, it also set the tone for who would be featured on it. On the song, SZA is featured on the song “Slime You Out.” This made fans go crazy. 

There was a rumor the two would most liely not collaborate due to their previous dating history, but the song proved otherwise.

The anticipation of wondering who else would be featured on the album kept the fans eagerly waiting for Oct. 6 to come. 

When it finally dropped, the album was meant to please fans.

The album has 23 songs and features 10 other artists. Some of the featured artists include: Teezo Touchdown, 21 Savage, J. Cole, Yeat, Sza, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Chief Keef, Bad Bunny, Sexyy Red and Lil Yacthy. 

One of the biggest surprises on this album comes from the song “Daylight.” It isn’t the beats or lyrics that make this song unique. 

What threw the fans a curveball was that he included a freestyle from his six-year-old son, Adonis Graham. 

Most fans assumed that the album would mainly consist of songs that followed the rap/hip-hop genre, but the album shows Drake’s verstatility.

The album does fall under the Hip-Hop/Rap genre, but he put songs that could be labeled as R&B. 

Another surprising addition to this album is the collaboration with Bad Bunny. 

This song added another genre to the list of Drake’s versatility in music. The song “Gently,” gives the feel of a Dembow/Reggaeton type of song. 

Drake’s ability to adapt to different genres is what makes this album so good. 

He created an album that has songs that are perfect for any occasion. 

Whether a listener wants a song that is calm or a song that will break them into a dance party, the album has something for them.

The standard for this album was set high with the popularity from his last album “Her Loss” and his “ It’s All a Blur” tour. 

The two left fans craving more from the singer. Drake created a satisfying new album for all his followers.

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