Entertainment Review: “Certified Lover Boy” by Drake

  On September 3, Drake dropped his first album of 2021, “Certified Lover Boy.” This is his first album since his 2020 release of “Dark Lane Demo Tapes.” Drake’s album CLB debuted at number 1 on “Billboard 200” chart with the biggest week for an album in over a year. Almost a week later, Certified Lover Boy (CLB) still holds the top spot for number one competing with “Donda” by Kanye West.

    Drake included features from some of the current times most well-known artists. Some of these tracks include “IMY2” (feat. Kid Cudi), “Knife Talk” (with 21 Savage ft. Project Pat), and “You Only Live Twice” (with Lil Wayne and Rick Ross). 

     On October 24, a teaser trailer for the album was released, revealing that the album was to be released in January 2021. However due to Drake suffering a leg injury, the album was no longer able to be released on the original date, but rather on September 3, 2021.

   Although the release of this album seemed to be drawn out, according to listeners it was well worth the wait. According to Drake, the message that can be seen and heard behind this album and its tracks includes areas of self deprecating, self love, and depreciation. 

  While this album is classified as Hip-Hop/Rap, this 21 track album contains the diversity that appeals to listeners with various music preferences. Drake has received nothing lower than a “C” or a 7/10 rating for this album. He has also kept his spot at number one for weeks consistently.  The album has been described as “an enjoyment even at its bleakest.” 

  With all this being said, Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” made its quick climb to the top thanks to the diversity and overall satisfactory qualities presented from this album.