Drake Flips A Lauryn Hill Classic For A Hot New Song With That X Factor (Audio)

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After a mixed reception to his 2017 playlist, More Life, an album that Ambrosia For Heads named one of the best projects of the year, Drake has been begun another undeniable run. Earlier in the year, he served a number of his critics and foes with “Diplomatic Immunity,” a song loaded with subliminal shots at everyone from Joe Budden to J. Lo. That song was coupled with “God’s Plan,” a much softer and more positive record that has spent 10 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, and which yielded a feel good video featuring Drake giving away nearly a million dollars to several unsuspecting beneficiaries.

Last night (April 6), Drake announced he was finishing his next album and had a new single coming, and he has delivered. “Nice For What” is one of his bounciest songs in some time, and it is instantly catchy. The record features a prominent sample of Lauryn Hill’s classic “Ex Factor,” sped up for the kind of “Chipmunk Soul” that was a signature sound in a lot of Kanye West’s earlier work. Drake is in high spirits, and the song is the kind of feel good fodder that is likely to fill the airwave deep into the Summer.

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