Dark Lane Demo Tapes

Giveon – ‘Give or Take’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Zamar Velez/Epic Records Giveon Evans’ biggest hits – with the exception of “Heartbreak Anniversary” have been thanks to other, bigger artists featuring him on their music. Two collaborations with Drake (as a co-artist on “Chicago Freestyle” in 2020 and a featured artist on “In The Bible” in 2021) led to two Top 20… Read more

Drake – ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Republic Records The best Drake songs captivate people as soon as they first hear them – it’s why he’s responsible for some of the biggest hits of the 2010s. A trio of acclaimed albums and mixtapes from 2011-2015 – Take Care, Nothing Was the Same & If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late… Read more

Drake – ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Image via YouTube/Drake Drake’s latest release Certified Lover Boy starts with the five-and-a-half-minute “Champagne Problems”; which begins with a sample of Masego’s “Navajo” – which, itself, samples the Beatles’ “Michelle”. The LP opener sees Drake fully recharged since his last full-length record of new material – 2018’s Scorpion. Here, the Canadian rapper turns the dial all… Read more

Drake – ‘Scary Hours 2’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Drake via Instagram If there is an artist that can make you feel their music in all facets, it’s Drake. Ever the pleaser, The OVO head honcho dropped Scary Hours 2 literally in the wee hours of All Star weekend. This latest effort is a sequel to 2018’s Scary Hours EP, which marks… Read more

Giveon – ‘When It’s All Said And Done’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Obidi Nzeribe Giveon, born Giveon Dezmann Evans, started his career as an R&B cover artist in Long Beach, California. The mellow young man with his velvet deep voice uses his real name on stage, it was chosen by his mother with the hope and intention that he’ll be the kind of person that… Read more

Drake – ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ Mixtape Review

Photo Credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Once again the herald angels are singing, for Aubrey Drake Graham has graced our terrestrial planet with another sprawling collection of emotional music. Enter Dark Lane Demo Tapes, a deceptively-named mixtape full of demos that aren’t really demos. New Drake and old Drake’s past several iterations all have glaring commonalities:… Read more