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My favorite Scorpion track

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Last week Drake dropped Scorpion, a double album that everyone has been listening to and tweeting about since. It’s not my personal favorite Drake album to date, but it’s also too early to speak on it.

To me, the standout track was the track called Emotionless. 

Here he ultimately acknowledges the existence of his child, Adonis. While Drake having a child was rumored before, Pusha T’s “The Story of Adidon” brought these rumors to the forefront during their past feud. Around a week prior to the release of Scorpion, billboards were posted to promote the album. One of the messages read a direct line from this song, “Don’t hit me when you hear this.” 

This song features Mariah Carey on the chorus, where she sings: “You’ve got me feeling emotions...” 

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Another stand out part of the track is that Drake starts to articulate how certain people use social media in order to seek validation from others, rather than living in the moment. But that’s kind of what social media has just become now. Anyways, Drake says: “I know a girl whose one goal was to visit Rome. Then she finally got to Rome and all she did was post pictures for people at home, cause all that mattered was impressing everybody she’s known.” It’s noted that he also may be nodding to his 2011 track off Take Care, Look What You’ve Done where he expressed how visiting Rome was something his mother had always hoped for. (“And I finally send you to Rome, I get to make good on my promise.”

And finally, the lyrics that most everyone mentions...almost the most off the huge album in total, “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid from empty souls who just wake up and look to debate. Until you staring at your seed, you can never relate.” Again, this is a direct response to Pusha-T who exposed Drake’s child on his track “The Story of Adidon.”  The protection of his son was, according to Drake’s lyrics on Emotionless, a deliberate form of protection from his high-profile lifestyle which may have been good foresight considering the controversy and questioning Drake has received since the Pusha diss.

Overall, this is my favorite Scorpion track. 

kk